Tue, 31 Mar 2020, 15:15
Oxford Literary Festival, Oxford (UK), Blackwell's Festival Marquee, Clarendon Quad, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
As part of Oxford Literary Festival
*PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED, AND WE WILL BE LOOKING TO RESCHEDULE IT AT SOME POINT, ONCE THINGS BECOME CLEARER*
Blackwell’s is delighted to announce that throughout the Oxford Literary Festival, Saturday 28th March- Sunday 5th April, we will be hosting a series of ‘Marquee Moments’ free talks in our Blackwell’s Festival Marquee. Guest speakers will introduce the topic of their book in a brief 30 minute talk that is free to attend.
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 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 facilitates workshops on feminism and histories of political organising in schools, universities and local communities. She is the co-author of ‘A FLY Girl’s Guide to University: Being a Woman of Colour at Cambridge and Other Institutions of Power and Elitism’ (Verve Poetry Press, 2019).
The Blackwell’s Festival Marquee will be located in the Clarendon Quad of the Bodleian Library. All talks taking place in the marquee are free to attend and everyone is welcome. Please register to attend in advance or drop by on the day. Seating is allocated on a first come, first seated basis, so please arrive early to ensure a seat. For the listing of the Marquee Moments events taking place throughout the Oxford Literary Festival in the Blackwell’s Festival Marquee, please visit our website. For all enquiries please contact us at [email protected]