Made in Brighton Programme

We’re a week away from Made in brighton, here’s the programme:

10-10.30 Registration, meeting organisations, groups and other attendees and looking at the stalls


10.30-11.30 Main Room

Opening session:

Alex Phillips will be discussing her work on violence against women campaigns


11.30-11.45 BREAK


11.45-12.30 Main Room

Save Phoenix Nursery

Activists from the Save Phoenix Nursery campaign will share their experiences of successfully mobilising against the closure of the University of Brighton nursery.


Back Room

Feminism and being a trans-ally

Workshop session – how to make feminist campaigns inclusive of the trans community and raising awareness of trans activism in feminist work.


12.30-1.15 Main Room

Brighton Women’s Services

Representatives from Rise, the Brighton Women’s Centre and the Survivors Network will discuss their work with women in Brighton, followed by a discussion about the impact of the public spending cuts and the provision of domestic violence services in Brighton.


1.15-2.15 LUNCH

Teas and coffees will be available at the bar.

2.15-3.15 Main Room

Fighting Patriarchy – Feminism and the Queer Community

Activists from Brighton Queermutiny will present a discussion about the relationship between feminism and Queer activists – how can our campaigns work together?


3.15-4 Main Room

Debate – Women and the cuts

Will women be disproportionately affected by the con dem spending review and public spending cuts?  The Fawcett society have launched legal action against the government – what is the role for feminists at the grassroots and how can we link with other local campaigns?


Back room

Consciousness raising session.

There are limited spaces for this session so please sign up in the morning.  This is a self identifying women only session, a chance to share experience and consciousness of a particular topic, to be discussed on the day.


4.15-5 Main Room

Zine Workshop

Free session for people to get creative and inspired by things they have discussed during the day. Sarah will demonstrate a few different layouts for book and zine making and show some examples of zines she has made. If you have any books or articles what you wouldn’t mind bringing along for inspiration that would be helpful too.


Back Room

Creative writing session

We can claim our strength and depth of self-expression through regular creative writing practice. Every woman has a powerful, unique voice and can write. Or if you cannot write, someone else will note down your words for you. This session introduces a practical creative writing technique and involves us all in sharing our ideas.


5-6 Main Room

Closing session:

The future of Feminism in Brighton

An open discussion about future projects and an opportunity to get involved in campaigns – all welcome.

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1 Response to Made in Brighton Programme

  1. There have been a few changes to the programme – we now have confirmed a few more sessions:
    -Feminism and being a trans-ally – workshop session.
    -Debate – women and the cuts.

    As well as an afternoon of creative sessions, see you there

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