Happy Monday feminist friends,
Hope you have all had a fabulous weekend!!
What joy as Parliament returned today, with some engaging and heartfelt debates- catch up with them on:
BBC I-Player Live I-Player http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcparliament and Parliament TV!!!
If Parliament is your passion- and you want to become more involved- I am pleased to give early notice of this exciting event coming up in November- a collaboration between the fantastic She-Fest and The Parliament Project- will remind you all again nearer the time!!!
Parliament Week: Discover Parliament – SheFest
Thursday 16 November 2017, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
The Printhouse, 21-23 North Church Street, S1 2DH
As part of Parliament Week, in partnership with the Houses of Parliament Outreach Team, SheFest is proud to present an opportunity to discover UK Parliament. The women only workshop will include an introduction to Parliament and its work, plus practical advice and tips on taking action, with a special focus on how women can get more involved and get their voices heard. This free event also includes pizza! So come along to meet Lynn, grab a slice (or two) of pizza and get clued up on your Parliament and how to get involved. Open to all self-identified women (18+). Book your free ticket via www.shefestsheffield.eventbrite.com. Got questions or need support to access the event, just email us at email@example.com and we’d be happy to help. www.shefest.wordpress.com
Well the sun was shining today in Steely Sheffield and the feminist events keep coming along- nationally , we have the bi-annual Feminism In London Conference- featuring our very own Sheffield based Alison Boydell, of Not Buying It-and some more exciting news is that the leader of the Women’s Equality Party Sophie Walker will be attending the conference- follow the web link for your tickets- https://filia.org.uk/filia-conference-2017/
It really does promise to be something special this year!!
Locally, the events keep stacking up, October sees Off The Shelf featuring many feminist related talks, workshops and events, as well as Black History Month, and Together Women have an event on Wednesday 11th October which runs throughout the afternoon. The focus is on Street Harassment and Safer Cities – see below for details!!
Street Harassment and Safer Cities focus group – Together Women
Wednesday 11 October 2017, 1.30pm to 6.30pm
Together Women Project, 106 Arundel Lane, S1 4RF
Working with Plan UK, Together Women Project will be hosting 2 focus groups to understand how street harassment affects girls in UK cities, and the degree to which this impacts on their autonomy, safe mobility and freedom to participate fully in society. The final report will include recommendations for service and policy improvement, and will help inform Plan’s future work in this area. We are looking for young women aged 14- 25 years to take part. Please call 01142758282 to book on, or email JessicaR@togetherwomen.org.
Watch this thread for more events to get your teeth into soon!!!