WOMEN AT THE CUTTING EDGE… Conference

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WOMEN AT THE CUTTING EDGE… Conference

WOMEN AT THE CUTTING EDGE… Conference
Workshops on: Cuts and campaigns, Why are cuts a feminist issue?,
 Demystifying the “economics of the crisis”, 
Fighting within and against the state

Saturday 30 October 11am – 5pm
Venue: The Arbour, 100 Shandy Street, E1 4ST (nearest tube Stepney Green)

Open to people of all genders

Free creche available: please email feminist.fightback@gmail.com to confirm a place.

On 20 October the ConDem government’s “Spending Review” will detail enormous cuts in public services. We are already feeling the impact of earlier cuts many effected by Labour; nurseries and libraries are closing, jobs are being lost. As the government “austerity drive” steps up, the reality is that cuts will hit the lives of all but the wealthiest. In many cases women will be hit the hardest with recent reports estimating that women will suffer 72% of the tax and benefit cuts.

Whether you’re a feminist, an activist, a trade unionist, someone affected by the cuts, or involved in fighting the cuts in your college, community or workplace, or just interested in how the landscape of the welfare state is changing, Feminist Fightback invites you to join a day of discussions and networking. We want to put these cuts in a political context, link up, and share ideas and skills as we plan to fight them together.

Participatory workshops on:

What’s going on?
 Mapping cuts and campaigns

Who do the cuts affect?
 Why are cuts a feminist issue?

What does it mean?
 Demystifying the “economics of the crisis”

What do we want? 
Fighting within and against the state

For more information or to book a stall at the event, please see http://www.feministfightback.org.uk, email feminist.fightback@gmail.com, or call Laura on 07971 842027

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Oct 17 2010 09:17

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