This month the London Student Feminist Network presents the Student Feminist Conference 2013, which will take place at the University of London Union on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th February. Organised by grassroots activists from an array of universities, colleges and schools in and around London, this event is an opportunity for feminists of all genders to get together, share ideas and reflect on the current state of feminist activism.
The London Student Feminist Network is a loose network of feminist students and societies set up during the summer of 2012. It meets monthly in the Feminist Library to discuss campaigns, build connections and support each other’s activities.
The Student Feminist Conference 2013 will include training workshops, skill-shares and other discussion-based sessions on a variety of different topics, including an introduction to feminism, how to set up societies, sex work, trans* and black feminism, mental health, feminism in further education, intersectionality and organising in the workplace. There will also be self-defining caucuses for LGBTQ, disabled and BME activists and carers/parents.
“Studentfems2013 is going to be a special chance for student feminists nationwide to come together and organise a network of full feminist activism,” said Susuana from Royal Holloway, who founded the London Student Feminist Network.
“I can’t wait to meet so many other feminists! It will be such a great opportunity to find out more about what I am passionate about,” said Lili, a secondary school student and founder of the Twitter Youth Feminist Army.
The conference will take place in the ULU building on Malet Street, in Bloomsbury, central London. It is free to attend, fully wheelchair-accessible and there will be a crèche. Light refreshments will be available and there are many places to buy food nearby. Please make sure to book your place online at http://www.studentfems2013.co.uk.