INTRODUCTION TO CONSCIOUSNESS RAISING
These workshops are for all women who would like to know more about Consciousness Raising (CR). CR is the group technique in which women use their personal experience to explore their own oppression and to work towards political understanding and collective strength. We will form a group for this session and work on the basis that everyone will participate. The personal is political.
Developed by feminists in the 1970's Women's Liberation Movement, CR is the way many women have worked from the truth of our own lives and experiences to political theory and collective action. 'The personal is political' sums this up and proved a radical challenge to mainstream political movements who began with (and often went no further than) the writings of male theorists. Dynamic and based on the value of each woman's experience and the importance of recognising our different perspectives as well as the things we all share, it has been known to change lives and build movements.
This year FiLiA is running several workshops for women only. Maximum 10 places.