London Event 19 June – The Changing Face of Feminism: Progress, Resistance and Intersectionality

Wednesday, 19 June, from 06:00 p.m., Council Room, K2.29, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.

Held in collaboration with the King’s College London LGBT+ Society

The question of where women are today is a complex one. Historic moments such as the watershed #MeToo Movement, record-breaking numbers of females holding positions of leadership and NASA confirming an all-female spacewalk are contrasting against persistent inequalities reported by the United Nations. These include 1 in 3 women around the world having experienced either physical or sexual violence and more than 130 million girls around the world having not gone to school in 2016. The path that was laid in 2018, known as ‘The Year of the Woman’, has not been as smooth as many predicted.

Within academia, politics and wider society today, many have found it difficult to identify with the Feminist movement given the generally contested position of women in society as well as the inconsistent history of the Feminist community. The question of intersectionality also remains disputed regarding the degree to which Feminists are inclusive of other groups facing inequality and repression.

Join PS21 for a discussion on what will the future hold for women across the world, within different socio-economic, national and political circumstances? Our panel will quesiontion how Feminism is useful for securing a more equal future and what is Feminism failing to encompass.

Speakers:

Jade Azim (Moderator) – Senior Parliamentary Assistant

Baroness Liz Barker – House of Lords, Parliament

Emily Brothers – Former Labour Parliamentary Candidate, former London Assembly Candidate

Dr. Gina Heathcote – SOAS Academic and course convenor for Gender Studies and Law

Mijke van der Drift – Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths

Dr. Alessandra Mezzadri – SOAS, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies

Upon arrival, reception will sign you in, they will then direct you the room. Doors will open at 06:00 p.m., the event will begin at 06:30 p.m.

Sales end at 11:00 a.m. on the 18th of June.

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