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

 

 

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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.

EVENTS, GENDER POLITICS, LAW

Event: Developing Court Models in South Africa

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The Centre for Law and Society (UCT) in partnership with the Rape Survivors’ Justice Campaign takes great pleasure in inviting you to the panel on Developing Relevant Models for Specialised Sexual Offences Courts in South Africa.
The event will be presented under the CLS Hub, which aims to offer supportive spaces for engaged debates around critical socio-legal issues, and regularly hosts events, targeted at students, activists, academics and legal practitioners, that engage with critical issues in law and society.
The panelists will be Lisa Vetten (WITS City Institute), Aisling Heath (Gender Health and Justice Research Unit, UCT) and Karen Hollely (The Child Witness Institute). They will be presenting a summary of findings from their recent research on the sexual offences courts for an audience in which stakeholders from within the criminal justice system will be invited to play an active role when it comes to question time. The audience will also comprise Western Cape based NGO partners and activists as well as students and academics.
The event details are as follows:
Date: 26 April 2018
Time: 5:30 for 6:00 pm
Venue: Kramer Lecture Theatre 2, Level 2, Wilfred and Jules Kramer Law Building
Register for free and RSVP for catering at pbl-cls@uct.ac.za.
EVENTS, GENDER POLITICS

Event: Yes Lorde! A tribute to Audre Lorde

Calling all radicals,activists, irreverents and academics to honour the 20th anniversary of the passing of Audre Lorde; a black lesbian, feminist, poet, mother, activist, lover and survivor who pioneered fighting societal oppression on every front. 
YES LORDE! A TRIBUTE TO AUDRE LORDE takes the form of an outdoor picnic set to create an intersectional space to engage, have dialogue and share views on Queers, Feminism, Gender equality and Activism. Our goal is to have a fun, diverse and robust experience that hears everyone’s views.
On the panel;
  • Zandi Sherman – MA Sociology Student at UCT.
  • Busisiwe Ncane Deyi – cisgender queer feminist/transfeminist.
  • Tiffany Kagure Mugo – Feminist & founder of HOLAAfrica
  • Sian Ferguson – Feminist Writer
On poetry;
On some music;
We’re also having a book exchange. Bring a book on any of the following subjects;
  • Queer
  • Feminism
  • Gender
and get another one on any of the above subjects.
BRING A PICNIC BASKET!
Admission: R20 (with a book to exchange) or R40.
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EVENTS

Support Walk: South Africa

Walk Digital PosterWalk: South Africa is a performance piece created by a group of women artists living in Cape Town, in response to Maya Krishna Rao’s The Walk. Rao crafted The Walk as a response to the gang-rape and murder of 23 year old Jyoti Pandey who was repeatedly raped and bludgeoned with an iron rod by 6 men on a bus in Delhi in December 2012. We decided, with Rao’s permission, to create Walk: South Africa in early 2013, as a response to the gang-rape and murder of Anene Booysen.

Our vision for Walk: South Africa is centred around a sparse aesthetic that foregrounds the figure of the woman. Its focus is very much on the six women performers and considering the unavoidable, physical fact of their bodies – a fact which we understand rape culture to seek to obfuscate or erase.
 
Venue: The Dragon Room, 84 Harrington Street, Cape Town
 
Dates:
25 September 2014 at 22.00
26 September 2014 at 22.00
27 September 2014 at 15.30
30 September 2014 at 16.00
01 October 2014 at 13.00