Flow n Flux #1: Encountering Feminism and Feminist Hope
Fri, 22 November 2019, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Location: SOAS University of London,10 Thornhaugh Street, WC1H 0XG
Flow n Flux is a new discussion club which invites collective thinking and will help to build a community within the CHASE Feminist Network. Held once a month, this mobile platform will be activated at venues across London. On each occasion, material including texts, video, and music will be distributed in advance online. We plan to engage with some feminist consciousness raising pratices, sharing personal experiences in order to reflect on structural power within society and explore where feminist hope lies. Each week will incorporate participatory exercises, ranging from crafts to theatre to writing. However, everyone is free to be involved with as much or as little as they feel comfortable!
For November’s Flow n Flux meeting, we will be exploring the notion of encountering feminism, feminist hope and issues around popular feminism in the current cultural landscape. In preparation we would like you to reflect on your thoughts around the following questions; “What is feminism?”, “How did you first encounter feminism?” and “Where does feminist hope lie?” To help explore these questions further we encourage you to engage with the texts and links listed below. Some of the texts are short sections from longer works, so please feel free to read more widely if desired. However, we would like to emphasise that you are still more than welcome to attend even if you are unable to engage with the works below in advance of the session.
We hope to see you soon!
TEXTS AND LINKS
Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies) (2018) is a collection of essays written by a number of women each telling the story of their personal relationship with feminism. We will be looking at the Introduction written by activist Scalet Curtis. A PDF OF THIS TEXT WILL BE SENT OUT TO YOU AFTER REGISTRATION
Ashlee Haze uses her power of poetry for black feminism. Read and watch here: http://gal-dem.com/ashlee-haze-poetry/
An introduction to the commentary and criticism on popular feminism and popular misogyny and their situation in the recent cultural landscape written by feminist media scholars Sarah Banet-Weiser and Laura Portwood-Stacer. A PDF OF THIS TEXT WILL BE SENT OUT TO YOU AFTER REGISTRATION, IF YOU WISH YOU CAN ACCESS IT FROM YOUR INSTITUTE LIBRARY
Banet-Weiser, S and Portwood-Stacer, L. (2017) The Traffic in Feminism: An Introduction to the Commentary and Criticism on Popular Feminism, Feminist Media Studies, 17(5), pp. 884-888