Thu, 14 May 2020, 19:00
New Art Exchange, Nottingham (UK), New Art Exchange, 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham, NG7 6BE
Hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop, as part of Feminist Book Fortnight
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, AND WE WILL BE LOOKING TO RESCHEDULE IT AT SOME POINT, ONCE THINGS BECOME CLEARER*
Please note venue: New Art Exchange
More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.
Lola Olufemi joins us for a special Feminist Book Fortnight event.
She explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women’s work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.
Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when ‘feminist’ is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.
Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She has written and spoken at numerous events about feminism and decolonisation across the country, and was a member of the NUS Women’s Campaign and NUS National Executive Committee. She is the author of Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Pluto Press, 2019).
Tickets £4. Students £2