Women’s Liberation 2020
50 years on from the first UK Women’s Liberation Conference, WPUK is holding a conference to celebrate the resurgence of Women’s Liberation.
As 2020 marks the 50 year anniversary of the first national Women’s Liberation conference in the UK, we anticipate a national moment of reflection and evaluation of progress in the women’s liberation movement.
WPUK, supported by women’s organisations and groups, is organising a one-day conference on 1 February 2020 in London, bringing together academics and activists for a day of feminist plenaries, panel discussions and practical campaigning workshops. We are grateful to the UCL Women’s Liberation Special Interest Group for hosting this event.
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; improving 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.
Alongside leading feminist writers, researchers and activists giving keynotes and hosting panel discussions, there will be a practical focus on empowerment of participants to return to their communities, workplaces and families with campaigning skills.
Full details of the programme and workshop booking will be sent to ticketholders. There will be opportunities for networking and planning.
The venue: Central London
The day: Conference registration from 9am, Opening Plenary at 10am. Closing Plenary ends at 5pm. There will also be the opportunity to self-organise regional group meetings between 5 and 6 pm.
The evening: Social 7pm-9pm
Exhibition: A Woman’s Work
The cost: We are committed to keeping our events accessible. This is an ambitious event for us, and we are grateful for donations to support this project from those who can afford and wish to do so.
£10: Reduced price ticket is for those who are unwaged or on low incomes. If you cannot afford the ticket price, please contact us.
£25: Standard price ticket. If you would like to give additional support to the event, and can afford to, please consider the solidarity price ticket.
£50: Solidarity price ticket, with additional contribution to the cost of organising the conference. There is also an option to donate either via Eventbrite or our PayPal.
*Creche: Register for a free creche place when you place an order. Available to ticket holders only, we are providing a professional creche (for children aged 12 and under) throughout the conference, ending at 5pm.
Accessibility: We are committed to ensuring access for attendees with disabilities. The conference venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments. Please inform us in advance so that a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan can be completed if you would require assistance during an evacuation, and so that we can ensure sufficient spaces for those using wheelchairs. Please do contact us about your access needs and we will do everything we can to ensure that you can participate (please use the Contact button at the bottom of the page or email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
ID is required for each person attending and must match the name on the ticket. For this reason, only one ticket can be booked at a time – sorry for the inconvenience.
There is no minimum age. Babes in arms are encouraged. Please consider the suitability of the event if bringing children. No unaccompanied children. Please also see above about *Creche provision.
What can I bring into the event?
For the security of all attendees, please don’t bring excessive belongings to the event. Bags may be searched.
What’s the refund policy?
Tickets bought may be refunded up to seven days before the event. The organisers reserve the right to cancel and refund any tickets ordered. Venue details are confidential to ticket-holders.
How can I donate towards the cost of the event?
There is an option to donate either via Eventbrite or our PayPal.
A collection will also be made on the day, to contribute to the costs of the meeting.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please use the Contact button at the bottom of this page, or email: email@example.com
We believe that it is important to share a range of viewpoints on women’s rights and advancement from different perspectives. WPUK does not necessarily agree or endorse all the views that we share.