Get Involved

FEMINIST ACTIVISM

OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

ARE MEN DOING IT? – EAST LONDON FAWCETT

EAST LONDON FAWCETT GROUP (ELF) Get involved with their campaigns and come along to the groups many talks, film showings and events. For more info info and to join the mailing-list please email mail@eastlondonfawcett.org.uk WEBSITE:http://eastlondonfawcett.org.uk/

East London Fawcett’s groundbreaking campaign; “Are Men Doing It?” Asks the questions -why do many men, and indeed women, who believe in gender equality, feel uncomfortable identifying as feminists? And, given that they make up nearly half of us, what can men do to help combat gender inequality?  The Are Men Doing It? campaign aims to find out.  East London Fawcett want to know your ideas about how we challenge gender equality and engage Men in Feminism. Get in touch with us via email to buy an “Are Men Doing it” T-Shirt (online shop coming soon):eastlondonfawcett@gmail.com

Let ELF know your ideas via: Twitter – Follow us @AreMenDoingIt and tweet us your idea.  You can use the#AreMenDoingIt hashtag too                                     Facebook – post your ideas on the ELF facebook page                                                      Email – Send us an email to mail@eastlondonfawcett.org.uk

LOSE THE LAD MAGS CAMPAIGN – UK FEMINISTA & OBJECT

The Lose the Lads’ Mags campaign, lead by UK Feminista and Object, is calling on Tesco to stop selling sexist, pornographic lads’ mags. So far we have convinced Co-op not to stock Lads’ mags and Unison has just been announced as a new supporter.                                                                                                                                      For more details about the campaign visit www.losetheladsmags.org.uk

NO MORE PAGE 3 PETITION: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/david-dinsmore-take-the-bare-boobs-out-of-the-sun-nomorepage3

LET’S START A PUSSY RIOT Buy book from ROUGH TRADE: http://store.roughtraderecords.com/Store/LetsStartAPussyRiot.html

UK FEMINISTA | Activist Groups

Join a feminist campaigning group: Getting involved in your local feminist group is a great place to start. Take a look at our interactive map to find your nearest grassroots group.

Set up a group: If there isn’t a group near you, don’t worry! Take a look at UK Feminista’s guide to setting up a feminist group packed with tips on getting your own strong action group running.

Get skilled up: UK Feminista runs regional and national training events throughout the year to help you plan creative and powerful actions and campaigns. We are also developing a series of online resources which will be available to download soon. Make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to hear first about our events and resources

ART | MUSIC | PERFORMANCE

OPEN SUBMISSIONS | GET INVOLVED

FOR BOOKS SAKE – CALL FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS

Furies Poetry Anthology will be published in Autumn 2014, and will showcase established and emerging women writers from across the globe. We interpret Furies in the widest possible sense, and your hellcat heroines may be modern, mythic, animal or cyborg, women from film, fiction, history, music, art and activism, or rebels in their own home. Whether you’re penning a tribute to Pussy Riot, a sonnet about suffragettes, a love letter to women warriors from fairytale or folklore, or something else entirely, we can’t wait to read your writing.

All profits from Furies will be donated to Rape Crisis, an independent, registered charity providing essential support to survivors of rape and sexual violence.

DEADLINE: 30th of March                                                                                                       HOW TO SUBMIT: http://forbookssake.net/furies-poetry-anthology/

STORM IN A TEACUP collective are currently organising a University tour for the Let’s Start a Pussy Riot book published by Rough Trade Records. If you would like us to visit your university please contact:.storminateacup2009@gmail.com

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6 responses to “Get Involved

  1. Hello,

    My name’s Marie, I’m not long moved to London from Glasgow, to start a new campaigning job. In days gone by in Glasgow I did lots of feministy artsy stuff (starting with Frock On fests http://www.thefword.org.uk/features/2003/09/get_your_frock_on_an_insight_into_organising_a_womens_community_event) and DIY films (http://www.burnoutfilms.com/), putting on shows, and some zine things and stuff, and I’d really like to meet some women and people in London into the same kinds of things, and maybe get involved/help out with organising and things. Let me know if there’s anything I can do?

    all the best,

    Marie

  2. I want to write for your fanzine – love the sound of the collective!

  3. Hi,

    We are an all-lady curatorial collective holding an exhibition at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in November. Although not strictly feminist, much of our work engages with gender issues in art. We would love for you to come to the opening at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248277068558559
    Email us at 20.20collective@gmail.com for a press release and more info!

    Thanks,

    Meghan

  4. hi folks,
    writing on behalf of some of the people
    organising a Queer and Feminist Day that will be happening at 195
    Mare Street a squatted social centre in
    Hackney:http://socialcentre.org.uk/. Both wanted to ask, if you
    folk could help to publcise our freeschool week (in particular
    the queer and feminist day which we are organising (It will be
    happening on Friday 22nd of November) but also whether you would
    be interested in putting on a talk or workshop, having an info
    stall, or just generally if you wanted to give us any
    information/leaflets/ other things about your group that we could
    put around the space. We are having an organising meeting this
    saturday (16th November) at 2pm, to which you are very much
    invited! We’d also really appreciate it if you could pass on to
    any other queer/feminist groups that might want to put on an
    event or talk or anything really. We are completely supportive of
    the concept of womens only meetings or activities, and can make
    space for these to occur, but as part of the Queer politic of the
    space and the event, we ask that all women only spaces are open
    to trans/self identifying women.

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