EVENTS, GENDER POLITICS, Uncategorized

The first Global Feminist LBQ Women*s Conference will take place from 6-9 July 2019 in South Africa.

The first Global Feminist LBQ Women*s Conference will take place from 6-9 July 2019 in South Africa. Apply here by 1 September

The conference is being organized by a collective working group of 22 LBQ women* activists from across all regions of the world. It aims to create a space for activists & advocates to come together, share knowledge, exchange strategies, strengthen connections, mobilize resources, and take the lead in building a global LBQ women*s movement with the capacity to influence the world agenda on human rights, health and development. We hope to bring together 500 participants from around the world.

We will be launching the conference website soon. If you have any questions, please email the organizing team at: lbqwomenglobalconference@gmail.com. We will do our best to respond as soon as possible.

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BOOKS, EVENTS, GENDER POLITICS, Uncategorized

Feminism Is events at the Open Book Festival 2018

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This year’s Open Book Festival in Cape Town has, as usual, an amazing line up of writers and public intellectuals coming together to talk about literature, politics, and many other things. The festival takes place from 5 – 9 September in Cape Town.

This year the Open Book Festival team has given amazing support to Feminism Is, and has five events scheduled around the book, as well as many others with a feminist focus.

5 September
20.00 – 21.00 Feminism Is: Pumla Gqola, Dela Gwala and Thembekile Mahlaba explore their journeys to feminism and answer FAQs in the company of Sara-Jayne King Fugard Studio

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6 September
16.00 – 17.30 Feminism Is: Listening Room: We invite all persons of trans experience and/or those who identify as women/womxn to share personal experiences that shape their feminist identities in a safe and respectful space. Please keep contributions to a maximum of 5 minutes to allow as many voices to be heard as possible. Hosted by Joy Watson with contributions from Janine Adams, Kit Beukes, Michelle Hattingh and Ming-Cheau Lin and Tshepiso Mashinini. Fugard Studio

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7 September
14.00 – 15.00 Feminism Is: Body Politics: Anna Dahlqvist, Melanie Judge and Tlaleng Mofokeng speak to Joy Watson about taking control in the context of patriarchy Fugard Theatre

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7 September
18.00 – 19.00 Feminism Is: Talking Feminism: B Camminga, Helen Moffett and Tlaleng Mofokeng explore divisions and how they can stand in the way of feminist conversations in the company of Yaliwe Clarke Fugard Theatre

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9 September
12.00 – 13.00 Feminism Is: Reflections: Jen Thorpe wraps up the series of ‘Feminism Is’ events and asks Pumla Gqola, Haji Mohamed Dawjee and Nwabisa Mda to share their thoughts on SA feminism today Fugard Theatre

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Check out the full programme here for more details on other amazing feminist events.

CURRENT AFFAIRS, EVENTS, VIDEOS

Weekly feminist round up – 23 April, 2018

Events

Modjaji Books, South Africa’s indie publisher dedicated to publishing women’s stories, is having a pop-up sale in May. More details here

The Centre for Conflict Resolution is having a dialogue on violence against women today – Monday 23 April. Find out more here

The Centre for Law and Society is having a panel discussion on sexual offences courts on Thursday the 26th. Find out more here

Watch

Janelle Monae at it with her awesomeness again. Check this out

Read

South African children’s books that promote gender equality (Free for download!) via Book Dash here

Gugu Mhlungu talking about parenting and feminism here

Neoka Naidoo talking about what feminism has to do with climate change here

 

 

EVENTS

Centre for Conflict Resolution Dialogue: Violence Against Women

The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR) would like to invite you to a public dialogue on “Ending Violence Against Women in South Africa: Disruption and Innovation”, to be held at 17:30 on Monday, 23 April 2018, at 6 Spin Street in Cape Town.

The Honourable Delisile Ngwenya, Member of Parliament and Member of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), and Ms Kwezilomso Mbandazayo, Programme Manager of Women’s Rights and Gender Justice at Oxfam South Africa, will be speaking at the meeting. Professor Floretta Boonzaier, of the University of Cape Town (UCT), will be chairing the panel and also addressing the gathering. (Please see the attached notification.)

We do hope that you will be able to join us for this dialogue, which is part of an ongoing series of public meetings hosted by CCR that have become a fixture on Cape Town’s political and social diary.

All are welcome and entry is free, though please RSVP for seating: public-dialogues@ccr.org.za.