Diary

Wednesday 6th May
Angela McRobbie on Comtemporary Feminism
‘FEELBAD BRITAIN’, to be held at Met Uni (Holloway Road site) at which Angela McRobbie is speaking on contemporary feminism within the context of neoliberalism. There are other speakers discussing other topics. If you want to come along, please do. You should be able to just turn up but the contact is: sally@lwbooks.co.uk

Wednesday 6th May
Women in the recession: Gender equality and the economic crisis
On Wednesday 6th May 6-7.30pm Compass and the Fawcett Society will host a joint event in the Bothroyd Room at the Houses of Parliament, to discuss gender in relation to the current economic crisis.
Confirmed speakers so far include Katherine Rake, Director of the Fawcett Society and Harriet Harman MP, Larry Elliot, Ruth Lister, other speakers tbc.
The event is free to attend but places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, to reserve a place please email office@compassonline.org.uk.

Thursday 7th May
Evelyn Sharp: Rebel Woman
Angela V John (Professor of History, Aberystwyth University) talks about her latest biography, the life of Evelyn Sharp (1869-1955), journalist, suffragette, pacifist and incorrigible rebel. More info.

Friday 15th May
National Conference on Prostitution
Eaves POPPY Project and London South Bank University are hosting a national conference on prostitution, which will explore the latest developments in prostitution policy. More info.

Saturday 16th May
Atheism & Feminism
The untold story of the feminist movement is that it was sparked and nurtured by women without superstition, by the religious nonconformists and liberals, the unorthodox, the heretics, by the freethinking sceptics, rationalists, agnostic and atheists. More info.

Sunday 17th May
Free Women’s Self Defence Course
Archway Jiu-Jitsu club are hosting a FREE one-day course for women of all ages to come along and learn some practical self-defence techniques, taught by experienced male and female martial arts instructors. The course is open to ALL WOMEN AND GIRLS AGED13+. More info.

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Tuesday 7th April
London Feminist Network Meeting
Email us for details.

Sunday 26th April
Cheering Refuge at the London Marathon
Refuge, the national domestic violence charity, is looking for supportive people to come and cheer for their fantastic team in the London Marathon. There will be spare balloons and t-shirts for you to wear/wave around. If you fancy going along please email Harriet. More Info.

“We would absolutely love it if you could come down – if you fancy it, please get in touch with Harriet. We’d love to hear from you! Even if you don’t fancy coming to our cheering point, I’d thoroughly recommend that you watch some of the race as the atmosphere is just fantastic, and if you happen to see a Refuge runner sprinting/jogging/dragging themselves by, please give them a massive cheer!”

Monday 27th April
Celebrate Mary Wollstonecraft’s 250th Birthday With Us!
A short “flashmob” style community celebration by Mary’s memorial stone in St Pancras Gardens at 6pm. We’ll be there to sing Happy Birthday, share cake and toast this awesome woman. KX Access are hosting a walk beforehand, see here for details.

Thursday 30th April
North London Fawcett Meeting – April

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Thursday 26th March
North London Fawcett Group meeting
7pm venue to be confirmed

Saturday 7th March
Million Women Rise march
Pre-march meetup 11am at Postcard Teas, 9 Dering Street, W1S 1AG
March starts from Portman Square, W1H at 12 noon.
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Saturday 28th February
Banner-making workshop10:00-13:00 Hackney Museum
1 Reading Lane, Hackney, E8 1GQ

Thursday 26th February at 7pm
North London Fawcett Group launch
7pm Wellcome Institute Cafe