Conference: Women’s Liberation 2020

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone for helping make Women’s Liberation 2020 such a success.

Please see here for details of conference sessions and contributors.

Check out some of the press coverage and blogs written by attendees. We will update this as we receive new links

Media

Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4, 6th February 2020

Women’s Liberation bursts back on the scene, Morning Star, 2nd February 2020

Blogs

What I did at the weekend, Kay Green, 5th February 2020

On #WomensLib2020, Wild Woman Writing Club, 3rd February 2020

A woman’s place is talking to other women, Kathleen Stock, 3rd February 2020

Women’s Liberation 2020: a WPUK conference, Lily Maynard, 16th February 2020

How we announced the event

As 2020 marks the 50 year anniversary of the first UK Women’s Liberation conference in the UK, we anticipate a national moment of reflection and evaluation of progress in the women’s movement.

In conjunction with partners from academia and the third sector, WPUK is organising a large one-day conference in February 2020 in London, bringing together academics and activists for a day of feminist plenaries, panel discussions and practical campaigning workshops.

We are very grateful to UCL Women’s Liberation Special Interest Group for hosting this event and to our supporting partner organisations: FiLiA, Centre for Women’s Justice, National Assembly of Women and Southall Black Sisters.

Tickets have now sold out. We expect to have a small number of returns and will make these available nearer the time. The eventbrite page is  here.

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The workshops at the conference will address themes of the WPUK manifesto: the economic status of women, ending violence, harassment and abuse of women and girls, improved access to healthcare, education and training, justice for women in the legal system, representation and participation in democracy, culture, sports and all areas of public life.

While we will invite leading feminist writers, researchers and activists to give keynotes and panel discussions, there will be a practical focus on empowerment of participants to return to their communities, workplaces and families with campaigning skills.

Here is an overview of the day’s timings and sessions:

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Read some connected blogs

Looking back: the Women’s Liberation Movement Judith Green

Press coverage of 1970s equality laws Lisa Mackenzie

Until our sisters are free Paula Boulton

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