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Feminism Then and Now

Gender Institute series of ‘Conversations’ to welcome The Women’s Library: past, present and future

Date: Tuesday 21 January 2014 
Time: 6-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Natalie Bennett, Camille Kumar, Finn Mackay, Pragna Patel, Professor Lynne Segal

With the arrival of The Women’s Library at LSE, the Gender Institute will be running a series of 'Conversations' for which audience participation is invited.

Feminism is said to be both ‘over’ and a vibrant contemporary force; feminists from across generations discuss the meaning of feminism and hopes for its future.

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (@y_alibhai) is a journalist and author.

Natalie Bennett(@natalieben) is the leader of the Green Party.

Camille Kumar is an activist on domestic violence faced by black and minority ethnic women.

Finn Mackay (@Finn_Mackay) is honorary researcher with the Centre for Gender & Violence Research at the University of Bristol and an associate lecturer in sociology at the University of the West of England.

Pragna Patel is the director of Southall Black Sisters.

Lynne Segal (@lynne_segal) is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies at Birkbeck.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043. 

The next event in this series is The Making of Gendered Subjectivity with Professor Catherine Hall and Professor Carolyn Steedman on Tuesday 4 February 2014 at 6pm.


A podcast of this event is available to download from Feminism Then and Now

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A transcript of Natalie Bennett's talk is available to download:

Feminism Then and Now - Natalie Bennett (pdf)

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