Idle Chatter? is three early evening events 5.30-7.30 about feminism- then and now!
Brooks Building , Bonsall St Manchester M15 6GX in Lecture Theatre 2
Tuesday 7th /Wednesday 8th /Thursday 9th June @5.30-7.30
Poets, song and film will frame these three short intergenerational discussions and dialogues about local feminist histories. There will be a chance to handle archive material and to ask questions! There is a café on site.
- Tuesday June 7th Women’s Liberation Revisited: A former member of the editorial collective of the Manchester Women’s Liberation Newsletter will discuss the ways in which Manchester feminists organised and worked together during the 1980s. There will be a chance to look at the run of the Manchester Newsletter – the social media of its time!
- Wednesday June 8th Abasindi –‘we are born to survive’ Local activists remember the Black women co-operative whose Zulu name was chosen by its members as a tribute to the strength, resilience and competence of Black women in Moss side and the African diaspora in 1980s Manchester.
- Thursday June 9th Radical Youth and Community Work in the 1980 and 90s- Girls’ work in Wigan and Lancashire. There was an influential and critical girls’ work movement in the 1980s and 1990s linked to the second wave of feminism. Youth and community workers discuss work with girls and young women then and now and the feminist issues that underpin the work.
All welcome – please book on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idle-chatter-tickets-23812903034