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Shared Solidarities 4 - Galvanizing the Women's Movement

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Rinella Cere <[log in to unmask]>

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Shared Solidarities 4: Galvanizing the Women's Movement

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A warm invitation to our latest Shared Solidarities event. The aim of Galvanizing the Women's Movement is to reflect on the current moment of feminist campaigning, particularly in relation to the various impacts of MeToo and TimesUp.

The event is sponsored jointly by MECCSA's Women's Media Studies Network and our Social Movements Network. It is hosted by Sheffield Hallam's Culture, Communications and Computing Institute. It is free to all; lunch and refreshments are provided - but everyone who wishes to attend will need to register beforehand using this Eventbrite page.

MeToo was founded by Tarana Burke in 2006 to draw attention to sexual violence, particularly against women of colour. In 2017 it was adopted as a hashtag in response to revelations about the extent of sexual coercion in Hollywood and Burke, who now works for Girls for Gender Equality, was named along with others as one of Time's 'Persons of the Year: The Silence Breakers'. Their example, repeated media exposure and celebrity support and funding for working class women in the USA to take legal action against their abusers has encouraged women worldwide to speak out about their experiences of harassment and assault. At the same time, already-existing women's campaigns have been emboldened to take tougher action - with the resultant widespread 'backlash'.

Galvanizing The Women's Movement will provide a forum for considering the many effects of MeToo, Adopting our customary practice of involving both community campaigners and academics who are also activists; there will be a series of panels interspersed with keynotes discussing MeToo's influence on feminism. Panels will include speakers on sexual harassment at work; abortion rights; refugee women's struggles; action against Spearmint Rhino clubs.

Please register via this Eventbrite page.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shared-solidarities-4-galvanizing-the-womens-movement-tickets-47547440675?aff=

Password: Conference0198

Registration closes on 31 August 2018.The venue is opposite Sheffield train station and disabled-friendly. Full details of the day's programme will be sent out to delegates immediately after registration closes.

If you have any questions about this event, or if you have any specific catering/dietary requirements, please let us know in advance via email please email [log in to unmask]

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