Feminist Fightback, This Weekend

By Hazel Last edited 137 months ago
Feminist Fightback, This Weekend

It's time to stand up, speak out and come together for Feminist Fightback, the annual free activist conference taking place at University of East London for it's second year. Because fighting back is still necessary and feminism is not dead - and sadly, women's rights and gender equality still need protecting and promoting.

Representatives from groups like Central American Women's Network, Women in Darfur, Women's Environment Network, Southall Black Sisters, MPs, student union representatives and trade union representatives as well as the Feminist Fightback organising team will be taking part in a series of talks and debates throughout the one-day event.

Talks range from 'Is Sexy Always Sexist?' to Islamic feminism, women's representation in politics to women's struggles in Latin America. A special exhibition by women artists is being hosted alongside the day's events and there will be lots of information about various campaigns and action groups.

Last year's conference attracted over 220 attendees and this year, more are expected. Join the debate and meet those who are working for equality and the end of women's oppression and exploitation. Entry is free but registration is necessary. All this activity and action is taking place at the University of East London's Cyprus campus - that's the Docklands Light Railway station, not Mediterranean country.

And, to pre-empt any questions or comments that might arise: yes, men are welcome!

Feminist Fightback, Saturday 20 October, 11.30am to 7pm, entry is free. For more information and to register for a place, go to the conference website here.

Last Updated 18 October 2007