Taking on the media….and doing it ourselves
An evening of speakers and discussion giving an opportunity to reflect on feminism’s achievements in speaking out and the future online.
Explore and celebrate how women have taken on the media from hard copy (posters, magazines, newsletters) through to the digital world of hashtags and online spaces. Consider where we stand now and what is to be done.
Hear, from the activists involved, about Somerset’s pioneering Just Women Magazine, published successfully by local women from 1987 to '97. Celebrate its success and welcome the new issue coming out this year to mark the centenary of votes for women.
Then Sian Norris, freelance journalist, writer and twitter supremo with over a decade of experience disseminating feminist thought and calls for action on line, will speak about her experience and offer constructive thoughts about feminism in the digital age. Sian is also Ben Pimlott writer in residence at Birkbeck University and the founder and director of the Women’s Festival of Literature in Bristol.