Consciousness Raising – Women’s Studies Without Walls intro
13th June 7-9pm
Bertrand Russell room, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL
The perception of Women’s Studies, and feminism by extension, is that it can be too academic, with an abundance of specialist jargon, making it often difficult for non-academic, working class or non-English speaking women to join the movement.
First launched at the Feminist Library in 2012, Women’s Studies Without Walls (WSWW) kicked off with a weekend event themed ‘The Personal is Political’, and a generationally, geographically and educationally diverse range of women attended the launch event series. The latest WSWW 2018 course planned for later this year aims for a similar outcome, with an added, specific focus on ‘Decolonising Women’s Studies’, which aims to particularly address the still persistent whiteness of the curriculum.
This proposed introductory session will reintroduce the Consciousness Raising (CR) practice of the Second Wave of the feminist movement, to bring together a discussion on feminist issues through a ‘personal is political’ lens creating a bottom-up, all-inclusive learning environment.
*The event is free but please register by following the Eventbrite link if you would like to attend, so we can track the numbers:
This event is part of the Antiuniversity Now festival
9th -15th June 2018
Stop Press: we’ve just been reallocated into a big room, so there will be lots of space to come and take part!