Feminist Network Newsletter July 2019

Hope you are all having a great summer and finding some time for rest and self-care during conference season!  We are grateful to be able to announce that we have been granted funding from CHASE to carry on our activities this year, including a social meeting in October, a two day sharing research and practice event in February, and another round of small projects funding.  Further details of all of these will follow in the next newsletter!

Thanks also to everyone who was able to attend our meeting at the CHASE Encounters event, we’ll be putting notes of the discussion up on our blog but in the meantime you can view the PowerPoint slides here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1djl-OG6eP1wFVNyC5ihpPlNqS30XdOhX/view?usp=sharing

See some of the exciting events and opportunities we have coming up below…


Join the CHASE Feminist Committee!

We are opening up applications for interest in getting involved in our organising committee!  The committee helps steer the work of the network and helps us work towards out aims and objectives.

We are happy for these roles to be filled by one or more candidates if you wish to share responsibilities with a friend or colleague.  If there is something else you would like to do with/for the network that isn’t listed below please just drop us an email. chase.feminist@gmail.com

These roles can be filled by any student or staff member at a CHASE institution, we are also interested in hearing from those outside of academia who want to contribute to our work.  While there are specified roles we expect respect and promoting of diversity to be shared across all roles. We value and respect the contributions of all women and allies to our network.  This includes women, men, trans-women, trans-men and people who identify outside the gender binaries.

Details of roles and how to apply are on our website: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/2019/06/12/join-the-chase-feminist-organising-committee/


Next round of Feminist Network Small Projects Fund Open!

The small projects fund aims to provide funding across CHASE institutions to put on activities that support the aims and objectives of the network.  We have a limited amount of funding, and will consider bids of up to £500 for each project or event. This may include but is not limited to: events, small exhibitions, external speakers, representing the network at events or conferences, reading or discussion groups, research, seed funding for bigger proposals (larger conferences, research etc), wellbeing initiatives, social events. If you are unsure if your project meets the criteria please get in touch.

Full details available here: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/small-projects-fund/



Feminist and Queer Diaspora Reading Group: Let’s Talk About Shame, Baby.

The FQD Reading Group is back! This month is centred around the affect of “shame” and will be guest facilitated by Dr. Sabiha Allouche. Reading through Dina Georgis’ article “Thinking Past Pride: Queer Arab Shame in BAREED MISTA3JIL,” we’d like to collectively think through the power and effect/affects of shame, especially as it relates to queer of colour communities.

Full details here: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/feminist-and-queer-diaspora-reading-group-lets-talk-about-shame-baby/


#ladiesofmodular Roundtable and DIY workshop. Friday 19 July, Sussex

Join us for #ladiesofmodular! – This year we’re dedicating part of Brighton Modular Festival to women, trans-, and non-binary people. Co-funded by the Sussex Humanities Lab and the CHASE Feminist Network, and aided by Thonk, FACT/// and the Yorkshire Sound Women Network, we’re holding a roundtable discussion on women in music tech and a women/trans/non-binary synth-building workshop.

We recommend registering via Eventbrite for the workshop because places will be very limited but you’re welcome to come along and see if you can grab a space for the talk!

Full details here: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/ladiesofmodular-roundtable-and-diy-workshop-friday-19-july-sussex/



Devil’s Dyke Network Summer Festival

Devil’s Dyke Network and CHASE Feminist Network are delighted to announce that we have been givien funding from the CHASE Cohort Development Fund for a Summer Festival in late August/early September. This will be a day-long festival in Brighton dedicated to strengthening local, national and international feminist networks and celebrations of resistance.

Further details available here: https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/devils-dyke-network-summer-festival/



FACT///. Network (Feminist Approaches to Computational Technology) Reading Group Wed 18th sept, 5-7:30pm, Sussex Humanities Lab

The first reading will be Caroline Bassett’s chapter, ‘Not Now? Feminism, Technology, Postdigital’ in Postdigital Aesthetics: Art, Computation and Design (2015).

Further details available here:  https://chasefeministnetwork.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/fact-network-feminist-approaches-to-computational-technology-reading-group-wed-18th-sept-5-730pm-sussex-humanities-lab/


#Sergina:How Are You? Participatory Soap Opera about Wrestling with Wellbeing in the Digital Age 

For those of you where unable to make the event here is a video link to a summary of  the work: https://vimeo.com/343443231?fbclid=IwAR0b6ydjO7LTlyBlHRSqTubO-_n88-6vUyVqGtd7uH9CinDbktH3ufv1lRM


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