FEMINIST ACTIVISM, CAMPAIGNING FOR JUSTICE AND CHANGING THE LAW
The Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize and the Centre for Women’s Justice are co-hosting an evening session of film, feminist history, and a complimentary glass of wine.
We’ll hear from life-long activist Jalna Hanmer in discussion with Joan Scanlon (Chair of the EHMP judges panel). Jalna Hanmer is a Professor of Women’s Studies who has been influential in developing our theory and understanding of male violence against women and established early Women’s Studies courses at the University of Bradford. In 1974 Jalna was involved in setting up the National Women’s Aid Federation (NWAF) and later the Women’s Aid Federation England (WAFE). She also was part of the organising group for the international conference on multiple forms of violence against women (WOVA) held in Brighton in 1996. She was a founder member of the radical feminist journal, Trouble & Strife, and is a founder member of Feminist Archive North. 50 years on from her first involvement with the women’s movement, Jalna is now involved in a new campaign - Campaign to End the Leeds Sex Trade.
For decades Justice for Women has been working to change the law for women who defend themselves against their abusers. Their campaign for the release of Emma Humphreys led to a crucial change in the law on provocation. We will be showing extracts from three films recording these successful campaigns,
‘Provocation’ records the campaigns by Southall Black Sisters and Justice for women to reform the law on provocation and their campaigns around women who kill;
‘Free Stacey Hyde’ - the campaign for justice for Stacey which resulted in her winning freedom in 2015
‘The Map of my Life - the story of Emma Humphreys’
SPEAKERS: JALNA HANMER / JOAN SCANLON