Nottingham Women's Conference
Nottingham Feminist Action Network (NFAN) announces ‘Nottingham Women’s Conference’, a women only event, to be held on Saturday 21st September 2013. The conference aims to focus on the key issues that face women today. The three main themes of the conference are the objectification of women, violence against women and girls, and women, poverty and power. The primary motivation of the conference is to promote new ways of thinking about women’s rights and to provide an opportunity for networking and most importantly, to reach women who ordinarily would not consider themselves as a feminist.
Date(s) - 21 Sep 2013
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The format of the conference will be a combination of high profile speakers, workshop events, a lightening panel, highlighting local campaigns and networking opportunities. The speakers include Southall Black Sisters, who are at the forefront of campaigning against gender related violence, OBJECT, a human rights organisation challenging the sexual objectification of women, whose campaigning has lead to a change in legislation. The Co-operative, who offer different models of empowering women and lifting them out of poverty and Nordic Model Advocates, who are campaigning for the UK to adopt the Nordic model of prostitution laws.
The conference will be chaired by Finn Mackay, the founder of the London Feminist Network; a Feminist activist and researcher, who is a regular contributor to the BBC and national press.
Tickets: £10 Individual rate. £25 Organisation rate. Tickets include lunch and free crèche. A few free and subsidised tickets will be allocated on a case by case basis.
Book tickets: http://www.nottinghamwomensconference.eventbrite.co.uk