Campus Feminisms: Social Justice in Higher Education Workshop

Date: 21st March

Time: 12-5.30pm

Location: Newcastle University, Armstrong Building (Room 1.06)

This free afternoon event brings together academics, activists and students, to reflect on the diverse issues of concern confronting feminists within universities and colleges.

This is an important moment for conversations on gender and social justice in higher education to be taking place. The recent Hunting Ground film has documented the prevalence of sexual violence on North American university campuses; there has been a government-ordered enquiry into sexual violence in UK universities; debates around freedom of speech have been sparked by the student campaign to ‘no-platform’ Germaine Greer; there are controversies around so-called ‘trigger warnings’ for sensitive topics; and evidence of gender segregation at some university talks.

The workshop will use some of these recent issues as a springboard to discuss pedagogy and feminism, feminist activism on campus, lad cultures and sexual violence. There is a fantastic line of up speakers, including Louise Whitfield, Partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn; Vanita Sundaram, Department of Education, University of York; and Lucy Morgan, Gender Equality Officer, Newcastle University Student’s Union. For further details, see the flyer, here. Flyer Campus Feminisms Newcastle University

The workshop has been generously funded by the Newcastle University Gender Research Group. It is being co-convened by Nikki Godden-Rasul (Newcastle University) and Neil Cobb (Manchester University).

For further information about the event, please contact Neil at: neil.cobb@manchester.ac.uk.

How to Register

Places for the event are limited and booking is essential.  To book a place, please visit the registration page at: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=9599

Registration will close at 5pm on Monday 7 March 2016.

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