30 October: “Women at the Cutting Edge” conference
30 Oct 2010 – 5:00pm
The Arbour, 100 Shandy Street, London, E1 4LX (tubes: Mile End or Stepney Green)
A conference hosted by Feminist Fightback, open to people of all genders.
The ConDem government’s “Spending Review” announced 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 please see www.feministfightback.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Laura on 07971 842 027.
Free creche available: please email email@example.com to confirm a place
Facebook event: http://tinyurl.com/wac30
Further details here