* an activist planning workshop for Feminist Fightback, Saturday 6 October, in London
* the provisional agenda for the conference, Saturday 20 October
* the Education Not for Sale gathering "Education for freedom", which will also take place at University of East London, on the day after Fightback (Sunday 21 October).
1. Get together to plan, make materials etc for Feminist Fightback
From 2pm, Saturday 6 October, at the London Action Resource Centre, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitchapel, E1 1ES (Aldgate East tube)
Feminist Fightback is only a few weeks away, and we need as many people as possible to come and help out with preparations - banner-making, envelope stuffing, definitely not illegal flyposting - and we'll also be talking politics and having a laugh... all genders welcome! For more info email back or ring Laura on 07890 209 479
2. Provisional agenda for Feminist Fightback
For updates and more details see www.feministfightback.org.uk
ENS Women: www.socialistfeminist.org.uk
Saturday 20 October, University of East London Docklands Campus (Cyprus DLR)
Throughout the day day: stalls, exhibitions, film showings (including Love, Honour and Disobey, a film by Southall Black Sisters; and A Place of Rage: women in the black civil rights movement)
Welcome and introduction to the event. Speakers will include Feminist Fightback organising committee and the Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq
a) Is sexy always sexist? Speakers include: K Good (Shark Infested Waters); Sofie Buckland (ENS Women); anti-lads mags campaigners
b) Race, sex, class. Speakers include: Barbara Bush, author of 'Imperialism, Race and Resistance in Britain and Africa, 1919-1945'
c) Latin America: Speakers include: Central American Women's Network; Heather Shaw (No Sweat); Alejandra Crosta (Argentina Solidarity - invited)
Lunchtime workshop: Women in Darfur. Speaker: Jo Read (Day for Darfur)
a) Ecofeminism. Speakers include Women's Environment Network
b) Gay liberation and women's liberation. Speakers include Maria Exall (Communication Workers' Union executive; LGBT representative on TUC General Council)
c) Introduction to socialist feminism. Speaker: Laura Schwartz (Workers' Liberty)
a) Islamic feminism. Speakers include: Haleh Afshar, author of 'Islamic feminisms', Yassamine Mather (Campaign for the Abolition of All Gender Based Misogynistic Legislation and Islamic Punitive Laws in Iran)
b) Debate on women's representation in politics. Speakers: Katy Clark (Labour MP for North Ayrshire and Arran), Janine Booth (independent socialist candidate in Hackney and RMT activist); Sam Lyle (Warwick University), Ellie Crimbo (Oxford Women in Politics).
c) The "gender pay gap", low pay and the class struggle
5-6 Action: workshops
a) The fight for abortion rights. Speakers: RAG Irish pro-choice campaigners, Oxford Pro-Choice Forum, ENS Women, Abortion Rights (invited)
b) Feminists against borders. Speakers include: International Union of Sex Workers and ENS Women
6-7 Closing plenary: what future for socialist feminism?
Speakers include Eva Caradonna (IUSW), Amrit Wilson (South Asia Solidarity Group), Heather Shaw (ENS Women), Janine Booth (chair, RMT Women's Committee)
Followed from 8pm by a social at the Ivy House, 8-10 Southampton Row, two minutes from Holborn tube, to raise money for Iranian women's liberation organisations
3. "Education for freedom": Education Not for Sale gathering, UEL, Sunday 21 October
What would a democratic, egalitarian, sustainable education system look like? How do we get it?
This gathering, which will take place at the University of East London's Dockland campus from 12-5pm on Sunday 21st October and is sponsored by Education Not for Sale, looks at the challenges facing radical and socialist activists in the education sector.