East London Fawcett Group || Update November

Hello ELF!
We hope you are ready for lots of feminist activity in the coming months!!East London Fawcett Events

ELF Campaign Meeting
7 pm – Tuesday 8 November
Newington Green Unitarian Church

With special guest from the Mary Wollstonecraft Campaign, Roberta Wedge. Please dress up warm as we expect it to be a bit chilly! After this, we will plan for our future campaigns but if you would just like to hear about the Mary on the Green campaign, it is fine to slip out at this point.
Please join to contribute your ideas to this movement!!
http://www.new-unity.org/contact-us/find-us/newington-green
http://maryonthegreen.org/Fawcett Society Day of Action
10:30 am – Saturday 19 November
UN-LONE Café,  224 Brick Lane
We are meeting at the café in 1950s fancy dress and then travelling together by public transport to Westminster to join the rally against government cuts that are widening the gender gap.
http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?Pageid=1247
http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/directory/1150/151661.php

Reclaim the Night
6 pm – Saturday 26 November
Whitehall, Embankment, march to The Camden Centre Euston (8 pm)
Over 2000 women march to say NO to violence against women, ending in a rally with speakers, stalls, hot food, bars and DJs ‘till late.
http://www.reclaimthenight.org/

ELF Campaign Meeting
7 pm – Thursday 8 December
Location TBC
Campaign update and a chance to share your ideas for the direction of the group, we will head to the pub afterwards.

ELF Christmas Dinner
7 pm – Thursday 15 December
The Approach Tavern, 47 Approach Road, E2 9LY
RSVP if you would like to book a place. A chance to catch up and get to know each other better, as well as look forward to the agenda for next year.

Other Important Events

I Love Consent Party – Rape Crisis Fundraiser
7 pm – Wednesday 2 November
The Horse & Groom pub, 28 Curtain Road, Shoreditch
All funds raised will go directly to Rape Crisis South London (RASASC), who support survivors of rape and sexual abuse.
www.rasasc.org.ukFor our Freedom Years – Feminist Art Exhibition (29 October – 11 November)
12 pm & 2:30 pm – Friday 5 November
5 Fournier Street, E1 6QE
WOMEN TALK WOMEN IN ART with Oriana Fox & WORDS FROM THE HEART
To reserve a place, please email forourfreedomyears@hotmail.co.uk
http://forourfreedomyears.blogspot.com

Free Film Screening – Africa Raising
7 pm – Wednesday 9 November
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
A documentary about the grassroots movement across Africa to end Female Genital Mutilation. There will be a voluntary collection to raise money for Clit Rock (see below)
http://www.equalitynow.org/node/879

FEM 11 – National Feminist Conference
10 am – Saturday 12 November
173 Euston Road, London
Hosted by UK Feminista with representation from leading organisation, speakers include Sandy Toksvig, reserve your place today! LAST TICKETS REMAINING
http://ukfeminista.org.uk/events/event/fem-11/

Clit Rock
7 pm – Sunday 20 November
The Lexington Pub, 96-98 Pentonville Road
A musical event to raise awareness and funds for Daughters of Eve, an organisation committed to preventing, fighting and ultimately ending Female Genital Mutilation.
https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=128722963896988
http://www.dofeve.org/
Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/140653

Please join as much as you can and remember you can contact us if you have any ideas for campaigns or anything that you would like to be included in this update.

With love and optimism,
Hannah and RachelEastLondonFawcett
We can make things equal

The East London Fawcett Group (‘ELF’) is the East London branch of the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading campaign for equality between men and women. ELF aims to make East London a gender equal community, capitalising on the skills, knowledge and momentum for change among women and men in the area. The group is open to all and membership is free.
http://eastlondonfawcett.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/eastlondonfawcett?ap=1

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