Author Topic: International Women's Conference 14th & 15th November 2015  (Read 1633 times)

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Exhibition by Crossroads Women: Honour Mothers, Honour All Carers
Speakers from around the world.

Session 1: Reproducing the human race- valuing mothers and all carers
Session 2: Caring under austerity, climate change, occupation ad war

Session 3: Women's justice work against sexism, racism and everyday discrimination
Session 4: A living wage for caring the struggle for pay equity
Unwaged/low waged: £2.50 per day/ £4 both days
Waged: £10 per day/ £18 both days
High waged/Institutions: £50 one or both days

No one turned away for lack of funds | Refreshments Included | Low cost vegetarian lunch available
Full wheelchair access
Book for childcare

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Reni Eddo Lodge (journalist) | Manju Gardia (Nawa Chhattisgarh Mahila Samiti- dalit and tribal womens org) | Pat Gowens (welfare warriors) | Catherine Healy (New Zealand Prostitutes Collective} | Selma James (Global Womens Strike) | Helen Lowder (constituency office of John McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor) | Leddy Mozombite Linares (Peruvian domestic workers union) | Margaret Prescod (Women of Colour in the GWS, Sojourner Truth radio) | Maggie Ronayne (GWS Ireland) | Fakhra Salimi (resource centre for black, immigrant and refugee women, Norway) | Anne Swartz (Scottish Kinship Care Alliance) | Alexia Tsouni (To Mov feminist newspaper, Greece) | Rachel West (US Prostitutes collective) Alison Wolf (author of The XX Factor)

Rea Dol from Haiti
Prof. Melina Abdullah of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, USA

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Re: International Women's Conference 14th & 15th November 2015
« Reply #1 on: Nov 02, 2015, 12:56:16 PM »
Participating organisations:
All African Women’s Group, Black Women’s Rape Action Project, English Collective of Prostitutes, Legal Action for Women,
​Mothers At Home Matter, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, Queer Strike, WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities), Women Against Rape.

Speakers (

ALEXIA TSOUNI, GREECE – human rights activist, feminist and anti-militarist.
SELMA JAMES – co-ordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre.
CATHERINE HEALY, NEW ZEALAND – founding member and co-ordinator of the NZ Prostitutes Collective which spearheaded the wide-ranging coalition that won the decriminalisation of prostitution
RACHEL WEST, US – spokeswoman for the US Prostitutes Collective and GWS
VANESSA OLORENSHAW – Vanessa is a mother of two and the author of the Politics of Mothering pamphlet.
KADI JOHNSON, SCOTLAND – sister of Sheku Bayoh who died of suspected asphyxiation, after being brutally detained by police in Fife, Scotland
HELEN LOWDER – co-ordinator of the constituency office of Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.
MARGARET PRESCOD, US – co-ordinator of Women of Colour GWS and host of Sojourner Truth KPFK/Pacifica Radio.
MANJU GARDIA, INDIA – Nawa Chhattisgarh Mahila Samiti is a self-help organisation of Dalit and Tribal women active in 400 villages
LOUISE IRVINE – GP, mother of two, and chair of the Save Lewisham Hospital campaign
PAT GOWENS, US – Welfare Warriors, Milwaukee, are mothers and children in poverty who have joined together to make their voices heard in all policies affecting families, the larger community and the Earth.
MAGGIE RONAYNE, IRELAND – GWS and National University of Ireland-Galway.
ALISON WOLF – economist and author, Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College London and cross-bench peer in the House of Lords.
ANNE SWARTZ, SCOTLAND – the Scottish Kinship Care Alliance is a national grassroots network of groups across Scotland.
JULIE DANIELS and TINA ROTHERY – The Nanas came together to protect their communities from fracking.
DAME PHILIPPA RUSSELL DBE – Chair of the Government's Standing Commission on Carers.
REA DOL, HAITI – Director and co-founder of Society of Providence United for the Economic Development of Petion-Ville (SOPUDEP), a grassroots organisation in Haiti offering education for children and adults, a micro-credit programme for women, and a mobile clinic for women and children
LIZ HILTON, THAILAND – Empower Foundation, a sex workers' collective in Thailand.
..auch die Ruhe nach dem Sturm
is nur die Ruhe vor dem Sturm.
(Georg Danzer)

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Re: International Women's Conference 14th & 15th November 2015
« Reply #2 on: Nov 04, 2015, 01:06:23 PM »
Oh! just noticed this  ;D might give you a shout to see which day you think is best as I need to try and shuffle it around earning a living.  :)