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Plymouth Feminist Forum workshop

Sunday 2nd December 2018

The Box Community Hub Space, House of Fraser (fifth floor)
Royal Parade, Plymouth
United Kingdom

Full disabled access and baby changing facilities

The Feminist Archive South presents

Plymouth Feminist Forum

Sunday 2nd December 2-3.30pm

Hosted by The Box Community Hub Space, Fifth Floor, House of Fraser Plymouth.

An opportunity to connect with other feminist activists in Plymouth, explore the contemporary feminist issues which matter to you and plan to take action!

This free interactive workshop will take place within the Feminist Archive’s exhibition of over 60 striking posters from the Women’s Liberation Movement, provoking questions such as how far have we come and what’s next for the future of gender equality?

The workshop will take place during the launch of the Feminist Archive South’s touring project ‘Hatpins to Hashtags’, an innovative region wide project exploring and reclaiming the tools of democracy to mobilize activism and celebrate herstory.

Over the last 100 years, from hatpins to hashtags, women have defended themselves and fought for equal rights with whatever tools are to hand. Celebrating

the legacy of suffrage and the Women’s Liberation Movement, Hatpins to Hashtags will bring untold feminist narratives to light and raise awareness of how technology can be used as a tool in grassroots activism.

This workshop is free but as places are limited please register for a free ticket on Eventbrite. People of all genders are welcome to attend.

The exhibition and workshop space are wheelchair accessible but if you have any questions or access needs please get in touch with Ellie at

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Ellie O'Connell

Ellie O’Connell is a feminist teacher, activist and Education Co-ordinator for the Hatpins to Hashtags project. In partnership with T.I.G.E.R. (Teaching Individuals Gender Equality and Respect), she is responsible for researching and planning the Hatpins to Hashtags workshop series as well as building connections with schools, colleges and youth groups. 

Ellie is a fully qualified Modern Languages teacher specialised in teaching the 16-19 age range and has worked with young people to explore intersectional feminisms in multicultural educational contexts.

Ellie is also studying an MA in Comparative Literatures and Cultures at the University of Bristol. She began the Translating Latin American Feminisms project which brings together translators of all levels, academics and activists to collectively research, translate and digitise the unexplored narratives of intersectional feminist activism within the archive.

She loves riot grrrl music, making things, cycling and gardening. She juggles all of this with long term health problems and would be very happy to discuss all things accessibility :)