Glasgow Feminist Network Social
On Friday the 19th of November at 7pm in the Dargle Room in Way O’Connors next to Queen Street Station.
So many new people have joined our mailing list and facebook page that we would like to give our new and old members a chance to meet. Come along for a drink and a mingle from 7pm. This event is open to everyone.
On Friday the 25th of November at 6.30pm, St Enoch Square.
To mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women we will be holding a candlelit vigil at St Enoch Square at 6.30pm, featuring speeches from Rape Crisis. Come along with your own candles and jam jars (if it’s windy) to highlight violence against women throughout the world.
Reclaim the Night
Rape Crisis will be holding their annual Reclaim the Night march on Monday the 28th of November. http://www.rapecrisiscentre-glasgow.co.uk/
This will start from the Botanic Gardens in the West End at 6.30pm. GFN will have a little meet up at 6.15pm outside the Hilton at the Botanics end of Byres Road.
“63 Years On”
Exclusive Screening – Wednesday 12th October, 18:30 – 20:30, The Arches, Glasgow
”For 63 years women from all across Asia held their silence, afraid and ashamed to admit what they had been subjected to at the hands of the Japanese Imperial Army. ’63 Years On’ documents the largest ever recorded case of sex trafficking, an estimated 200,000 women. You will meet five courageous women who speak out about the abuse they endured and the academics who are fighting for the apology these women have never received. Poignant, inspirational and shocking, ’63 Years On’ will not fail to move you.
The documentary will be followed by an open discussion between a specialised panel and the audience. Paula Morgan, campaigner for women affected by this regime, and Linda Thompson of the Women’s Support Project teamed up to produce this event. They will be heading the panel with Bronagh Andrews from TARA (Trafficking Awareness-Raising Alliance) and Abigail Howkins from Diversity Films.”
A few of us from GFN are going - if you’d like to come along you’re more than welcome, tickets will be available on the door. We’re meeting outside the Crystal Palace on Jamaica Street at 18:00.
STUC March, Glasgow
On Saturday, 1st October, members of GFN will be joining in the anti-cuts protest march organised by the Scottish Trade Union Congress.
“The march will go from Glasgow Green to Kelvingrove Park where thousands will assemble to hear speeches and music before attending a range of fringe events held in places of worship, student unions, public buildings and hotels in the vicinity of the park.”
The march begins at Glasgow Gree, 11:30am for a 12pm start. And the rally takes place until 3pm in Kelvingrove Park.
GFN will be making placards and banners to take, if you’d like to join us, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or come along on Saturday and look out for the GFN logo!
Fem 11 is UK Feminista’s annual conference. This year the event is in London and features speakers Shami Chakrabarti (Liberty), Zoe Williams (the Guardian), Carlene Firmin (campaigner), Bea Campbell (author and journalist) and workshops by Fawcett Society, Abortion Rights, OBJECT, Southall Black Sisters, Women for Women International, Imkaan, Women’s Resource Centre, Platform 51 and many others.Tickets are £8 or £5 if you are unwaged. See UK Feminista’s website for more information:
The new university terms are starting soon and we all know what that means…Freshers’ Week! GFN are planning a mini-bombardment of the 3 different Freshers’ Weeks in Glasgow for University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University. We’ll be there handing out information cards and recruiting new members. If you have any time to spare and fancy lending a hand, let us know! The dates are:
- 13/14 Sept – Uni versity of Glasgow Freshers’ Fair
- 13 Sept – Glasgow Caledonian
- 21 Sept – Strathclyde Uni Freshers’ fair.
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