On Thursday 19 May 2011, 7.30-9pm at the Watershed, we are holding a ‘Bristol Feminism: Past and Present’ discussion in partnership with The Festival of Ideas.
Here’s the blurb….
What was it like to be a feminist in seventies Bristol and what is it like now? Bringing together Bristol feminists from the 1970s and today, and coinciding with the exhibition Sistershow Revisited (Centrespace Gallery 7-26 May), this is a unique opportunity to hear the stories of grassroots activists who have worked, and continue to work, to improve the quality of women’s lives in Bristol. What kind of issues did women raise in the 1970s? How different is it to today’s feminist agenda? How do today’s feminists ensure that vital services created by seventies feminists, such as Women’s Aid, are protected?