Thursday, 4 November 2010

What kind of feminism in the 21st century? - Newcastle public meeting

Women, recession and resistance: what kind of feminism in the 21st century?

Public meeting hosted by Tyne and Wear Counterfire

Wednesday 10 November, 8pm start (please note new time)

Upstairs at Salsa Cafe, 89 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AE

See Venue page and Facebook Event page

Working class women will bear the brunt of the government's savage and unjust cuts to welfare and public services, whether as users of public services or as public sector workers. But women will also be on the frontline of fighting back.

This meeting will raise and discuss a number of questions about women, class and British society today, including the question of how women and men alike can achieve fundamental social change.

The starting point for this public forum will be Lindsey German's short but powerful Feminist Manifesto, which can be read HERE 

Speakers: Elaine Graham Leigh, a London-based activist who is on Counterfire's national organising committee and Campaign Against Climate Change's steering committee, and local activist Lindy Syson.

Image: Zita Holbourne of BARAC and Coalition of Resistance


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