Feminist Fightback is a one day activist conference, initiated by Education Not for Sale Women, for anyone interested in the struggle for women's liberation. Speakers include Abby Lee, author of the "Girl with a one track mind" blog on feminism and sexual expression; sacked Gate Gourmet workers; NUS Women's Officer Kat Stark; International Union of Sexworkers; Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq; Scottish Socialist women on sexism on the left; health workers on low pay and abortion rights; and many more...
The conference is on Saturday October 21, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Russell Square, London. Nearest tube stops are Russell Square, Euston and Goodge Street. Map here. The time of the conference has not yet been finalised - please check back here for more details!
What can I do to help?
You can sign the statement, get on our organising team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and take a motion of support to your trade union branch, student union meeting or women's group
How much does it cost?
Feminist Fightback is free - donations to cover the cost of organising are gratefully accepted!
Are men allowed to come?
Yes. There will be a campaign planning session at the end of the conference for an abortion rights direct action - in keeping with the principle of women's self organisation, this will be closed to men. A session on the role of men in anti-sexist struggles will run concurrently.
Is it open to everyone?
Feminist Fightback is involving activist from a variety of backgrounds, particularly the student movement and trade union movement. If you're interested in fighting for women's liberation you should come - it doesn't matter what you do.
What if I'm not a socialist feminist?
The aim of this conference is open debate - there will be a variety of speakers with quite sharply opposing viewpoints. It doesn't matter what kind of feminist you are, or even if you're not are one - if you're interested in these issues, come along!
Feminist Fightback is a conference for feminist activists, which will be held on Saturday 21 October at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London (directions).
We want to build a feminist movement that fights. A feminist movement that is about activism, not just talk; about grassroots campaigning, not just lobbying; about politics, not just lifestyle choices; and about liberation for all, not just equality for a privileged few.
The conference will include a variety of speakers, discussion and activist training workshops on themes including sexual liberation, international solidarity and women's struggles as workers. Planned sessions include:
Pornography, objectification and freedom of speech
Equal pay, low pay and workers' struggle
Prostitutes: workers or victims?
The fight for abortion rights - planning actions for the next year
Building campaigning women's groups
Against war, against theocracy - Iranian women fight back
Feminist Fightback is free and open to all; see the Get Involved box for more information on how to get involved. The agenda is a work in progress - check back soon for updates.
For more information please email email@example.com