Birmingham: Feminist Free School

Feminist Free School Birmingham

Sunday 28th January 2018

Birmingham Women’s Strike assembly warmly invite you to our Feminist Free School, a space where women, trans and non-binary people and all other genders can come together to learn about feminism and build anti-patriarchal autonomy in an informal and accessible environment.

Education about feminism needs to take place outside of the academy with the people who need it the most. We want to discuss practical issues that face all women and trans people today. We want to learn together and educate ourselves. We want to build a feminist movement in Birmingham and share our collective knowledge and skills. We want to build a better world.

The day will consist of three workshops (additional workshops may be added at a later date), breaks for food and drink and chatting and will conclude with some information about how get involved with Birmingham Women’s Strike and help organise towards International Women’s Day on March 8th 2018.

Workshops

  • Why is Housework work? A workshop facilitated by Camille Barbagallo (University of Keele).
  • The Abortions Rights Movement of the UK. A workshop facilitated by Pam Lowe (Birmingham City University).
  • Patients Not Passports. Workshop facilitator is a Doctor working for the NHS.

Venue

Address

The GAP
498-500 Moseley Road,
Balsall Heath
Birmingham
B12 9AH

https://www.thegapartsproject.co.uk/

Public Transport

The GAP is right on the 50 Bus route from Town. Just get off at Old Moseley Baths stop directly opposite The GAP and you can cross over the road using the nearest Zebra crossing.

Accessibility

The GAP is only accessible up two small steps from the street. Sadly, the toilets are  located next door at the Old Print Works down a small flight of stairs and have narrow stalls. The toilets are all gender neutral.

We will have an adapted version of the Sisters Uncut safer spaces policy in place at the event. Please note that men are welcome to attend but are kindly asked to not take up too much space. There will also be a designated care team at the event who you can talk to if you are feeling anxious or uncomfortable about anything.

There will be free childcare for anyone who needs it. All carers hold a valid DBS check and are either carers themselves have experience caring for children.

Please let us know if you require childcare or have any other specific access needs in advance by emailing: feministactionbrum@riseup.net

Attending

Please book a space through the Eventbrite. Though booking is not 100% required, it helps us to plan the day and the venue does have a limited capacity.

Food

There will be Vegan food and drink provided but feel free to bring your own. This should include Gluten free options but we are awaiting more details on this and will update when we know.

Politics

The Women’s Strike assembly is a non-factional space which brings together people from a wide range of backgrounds. However, we all share a commitment to anti-hierarchal, anti authoritarian, intersectional feminist organising and seek to organise with those that share these goals.

Links

https://womenstrike.org.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/womensstrike

https://www.facebook.com/FeministActionBrum/