Women, feminism and journalism – exploring the past, present and future of the movement

There are still tickets available for the Women, Feminism and Journalism event on Saturday afternoon.

Some of the UK’s leading feminist writers and activists will be discussing the past, present and future of the feminist movement, and the movement’s relationship with the media.

Book now to join Helen Lewis, Finn Mackay, Beatrix Campbell and Nimko Ali for what promises to be a lively and thought-provoking discussion.

Beatrix Campbell

  • Writer, journalist, broadcaster, playwright;
  • Provocative and influential feminist;

Helen Lewis is deputy editor of the New Statesman, and has written for everywhere from Edge magazine to the New York Times. She is a regular panellist on the BBC’s Sunday Politics, and she tweets: @helenlewis

Finn Mackay has been involved in feminist activism for twenty years and founded the London Feminist Network and the revived London Reclaim the Night in 2004. After a career in policy and training on domestic violence prevention education in local government, Finn returned to academia completing her PhD on the British Women’s Liberation Movement. Finn is currently a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of the West of England and is the author of “Radical Feminism: Feminist Activism in Movement” published with Palgrave (2015). Finn is a Trustee of the Feminist Archive, an Ambassador for the Worker’s Educational Association and serves on the Executive of the Feminist & Women’s Studies Association.

Nimco Ali is a British Somali social activist who has worked as a civil servant and independent consultant. She is co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve, a non-profit organisation which focuses on education and awareness raising to stamp out female genital mutilation (FGM). Nimco is currently working for The Girl Generation: Together To End FGM which celebrates the Africa-led movement to end FGM in one generation. In 2014, Nimco was awarded Red magazine’s Woman of the Year award together with Leyla Hussein for their work with Daughters of Eve, and named number 6 on Woman Hour’s power list.

Nimco is also a trustee for women for refugee women, Emma Humphreys memorial prize and an independent Child protection chair.

Twitter @NimkoAli

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