Feminism in London took place on 25th October 2014 at the Institute of Education. See below for the press coverage on the conference, as well as the sessions that took place.
The Telegraph: “Porn: Why women want what men have”
British Library: “Feminism in London Conference”
Gander: “A generation gap holding things back”
openDemocracy: “A safe space to reclaim ‘normal’”
Tomorrow’s Girls: “Feminism in London 2014”
Feminist Mum: “What I learnt at the Feminism in London Conference”
Mumsnet Hackney: “Think you know about issues affecting women today?”
openDemocracy: “A global sisterhood”
Rooms of our Own: “Feminism in London Conference 2014”
Morning panel keynote speakers
Annette Lawson - Feminism in Context
What does Feminism mean to me? Feminism is a four-letter eight-letter word. Why is feminism important?
Annette discussed the role of feminism in making positive change for women and girls.
Gail Dines - From personal empowerment to collective liberation
The core principle of feminism, the personal is political, has over the last couple of decades been eroded by a focus on the notion that feminism is all about making choices to maximize personal empowerment. Gail’s talk set out a manifesto for how we can move away from the personal empowerment feminism to a more radical movement that is about political collective liberation that is unapologetic, powerful and joyful!
Mothers and lovers: How societal expectations influence women's risk for mental health
With examples from Maternity Action
How Eurocentric beauty standards affect women Femi Otitoju and Becky Olaniyi.
Feminist Archives and Activism: Knowing Our Past - Creating Our Future
Yasmin Ahmed of the Feminist Library , Frankie Green, the Women’s Liberation Music Archive, Jalna Hanmer, Feminist Archive North, Zaimal Azad, Nottingham Women’s Centre, Sue John, Glasgow Women’s Library, and Liz Kelly and Joan Scanlon from the radical feminist journal Trouble & Strife.
Grounding Feminist Activity in our Everyday Life
Facilitated by Gail Chester
Pro-Feminist Men's workshop - White Ribbon Campaign
Children's Morning Workshop – The History of Universal Suffrage
"Still I Rise: Black Women, Feminism, and the Art of Poetry and Performance", a workshop by Siana Bangura.
Women's rights, gender equality and feminism from an EU perspective
Co-hosted by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), and the European Women’s Lobby (EWL).
With Anne Laure Humbert of EIGE, Pierrette Pape of the European Women's Lobby, Laura de Bonfils, Magali Gay-Berthomieu.
Suffrage, cycling and sewing: a story telling and making workshop about Victorian women's cycle wear
Kat Jungnickel on her ‘Bikes & Bloomers’ research project.
Activism - with the 50:50 Parliament Campaign
Man Up and Man Down : Combating Sexist Language
With Cat Crossley and Catherine Sangster.
"You'll Change Your Mind, Dear": Choices and Parenting
Featuring Kate Fox on being child free by choice, Kerry Abel of Abortion Rights on reproductive rights, and Mars Lord, VP of Doula UK on women's birth choices.
Intersections: Queer Women of the Diaspora (voices and visibility)
With Rose Neelam of Safra Project and Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah of Black Pride UK.
Fighting Against Patriarchy in Turkey - with the Istanbul Feminist Kolectiv
Pro-Feminist Men's workshop - Feminism and men: working together for gender equality?
With Sandy Ruxton and Nikki van der Gaag, author of Feminism and Men.
Children's Afternoon Workshop - Junior Self Defence
Teenage Afternoon Workshop with Funny Women - Stand Up to Stand Out
Facilitated by Lucy Frederick.
Afternoon panel keynote speakers
Finn Mackay - closing speech