Where are the Women?
12 May 2012 – 13 May 2012
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location Brunei Gallery
The UK has always been a hub for Women’s and Feminist campaigns. Recently women and men who believe in gender equality have been engaging more fully with debates on this issue, seeking solutions and taking part in activism. Such discussions have been vital in reigniting old campaigns such as Reclaim the Night, and kick starting new ones such as the recent Slutwalks. Issues once thought buried in the back of public consciousness are coming to the foreground. Students have proved vital to these campaigns but until now there has not been a space to bring together student voices in a student-led space.
On the 12th May SOAS will be hosting a cross-university, student-led Women’s conference.
“Where Are The Women?” will bring together many voices to discuss current issues that affect both students in the UK and women internationally. From the cuts to Higher Education in the UK, to international issues; to becoming aware of your surroundings and getting involved in some self-defense; to getting creative and displaying your feelings though something more hands on, “Where Are The Women?” plans to be the forum for students to voice their concerns and create debate. We hope to see you all there!
This event is FREE and open to all.
9.30am- Arrive door open, sign up for workshops and talks
10am- First talk- speakers TBC
11am- Women and the Egyptian Revolution a film by An Van Raemdonck (tbc)
11am- “Women in the media – underrepresentation and misrepresentation” Talk by and with Sofia Capel, journalist student at Kingston University (tbc)
11am- Caroline Smart “Zen Pussy Squeeze and Sound” a fun somatic workshop for all self identified women
11.50am- Break (if wanted)
12noon- John McLaverty from Oxfam talking about women in Sierra Leone Government
12noon- self protection class with Sue Frocks (finish 1.20pm)
Arts, including global map with women’s stories, and stalls will be on all day. Stalls from LFN, For’em magazine, WILPF, Women for Women International, Feminist Library and Oxfam
2pm- Poetry and debate “Where are the women?”. Representatives from different universities talking about various issues and taking your points, arguments and debates.
4pm- Final talk- speaker TBC