international women's day 2011

Celebrating women’s struggles, demanding women’s liberation – Festival51 – 14-18th March 2011 London

Posted on: 9 March 2011

Feminist activists at Queen Mary University in East London are organising Festival51, a series of events and discussions to demand women’s liberation.

FESTiVAL51 – 5 Days 1 Cause

MUSIC, DJS, RAPPERS, ARTISTS, DISCUSSIONS + MORE

Hosted at Queen Mary University of London, Mile End campus but open to ALL – men, women, children, squirrels…..

We’re currently working on the details but all rooms, times will be confirmed nearer the festival.
Please make sure you send this to everyone you know, it would be great to have a huge turnout for the first ever Womens Festival

Monday 14th March

WOMEN AND RELIGION (Tahmeena Bax)
Bancroft (FB) room 102.6 at 12-1pm

BLACK WOMEN’S RAPE ACTION GROUP
http://www.womenagainstrape.net/
ALL AFRICAN WOMEN’S GROUP (TBC)
http://www.allwomencount.net/EWC%20Immigrant/all_african_women.htm
FB 115 4pm – 6pm

CRAFTIVIST COLLECTIVE
http://craftivist-collective.com/
Arts G.07 6.30 – 8.30pm

Tuesday 15th

INTERNATIONAL LUNCH/SOCIAL (self defining women only) bring a cultural dish of your choice!
QMotion Conference Room 12-2.30pm

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FB 2.40 6pm – 9pm
FORWARD
http://www.forwarduk.org.uk/
MiLLiON WOMEN RiSE
http://www.millionwomenrise.com/

IRAQI WOMEN AGAINST THE WAR
3pm – 5pm Fogg Lecture Theatre

Wednesday 16th

SELF DEFENCE/Sexual Attack prevention (self defining women only)
Active Studio QMotion 10am – 2.30pm

There are limited spaces in this session so please email womensofficer@qmsu.org to reserve your place :)

SETH MOWSHOWITZ, POLITICAL DJ/MUSICIAN workshop
12 – 2pm Drapers Bar

SPOKEN WORD & WOMENS ONLY SPACE
How do we organise at QM?
Rachel Harger
Aadama
more TBC – if you would like to participate in spoken word session email womensofficer@qmsu.org
David Sizer Lecture Theatre 6-8pm

Thursday 17th

SOCIALIST FEMINISM AND WOMEN AND CUTS
– JANINE BOOTH, RMT will be discussing a local Tower Hamlets feminist activist Minnie Lansbury
FEMINIST FIGHTBACK
http://www.feministfightback.org.uk/
JUDITH ORR
UNA BYRNE – anarchafeminist (anarchism and feminism)
FB 115 6pm – 8.30pm

WINVISIBLE (women and disabilities)
http://www.winvisible.org/
SINGLE MOTHERS SELF DEFENCE
LAWS building room G5 4pm – 6pm (wheelchair access and level flooring)

Friday 18th

PAYDAY (men’s group)
http://www.allwomencount.net/Men%20count%20women/PDindex.htm
WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN (men against violence to women)
http://www.whiteribboncampaign.co.uk/
FB 115 1pm – 3pm

Film Screenings & Discussion
3pm – 5pm Arts G.02
– Taking the Power (Venezuela)
– All Work and No Pay

HANNAH DEE (LGBT feminism)
FB 115 6pm – 8.30pm

BiG FiNALE

FOLD
http://soundcloud.com/fold/tracks?page=2
http://fold.fm/
H.L.I (Sensei C & Elai Immortal)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/HLI/128854530496063
WE ARE DUBIST
http://we-are-dubist.blogspot.com/
Drapers Bar (see below) 8pm – 12am
£2 entry (Non QM students to email womensofficer@qmsu.org to be put on guestlist)

There will be fundraising buckets at most events to raise money for womens organisations facing attack from the coalition cuts. Please dig deep and give generously!

And remember – this a man’s world? I don’t think so! :)

Hope to see lots of you there and if you have any queries/concerns/want to be involved please do email QMSU Women’s Officer Wanda Canton womensofficer@qmsu.org – we’d love to have you on board

Facebook event here. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204093569604845

Check http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2011/03/08/celebrating-womens-struggles-demanding-womens-liberation-festival-51

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