Feminist Brighton in 2012

Thanks to everyone for a great meeting on Tuesday. We discussed campaigns, actions, events and discussion topics for the coming few months. A fuller report of our plans for the next six months will be posted shortly. For now here’s some dates for you diaries, Feminist Brighton meetings and other events of interest.

The main thing to note is that we agreed wholeheartedly to have TWO meetings a month, increasing Feminist Brighton activites 100% for 2012! We will continue to have a regular discussion meeting on the second Tuesday of the month. Alongside this we will hold an action meeting on a Thursday, when we will devote our time to planning events, campaigns and generally doing stuff. All these meetings will be held 7-9pm at the Friends Meeting House on Ship Street, unless otherwise stated.

Our next meeting will be on THURSDAY 26th January, 7-9.30pm at the Friends Meeting House (meet from 7pm in the cafe room before moving to the main room at 7.40pm, I’ll bring the biscuits). At our first devoted action meeting we will pledge our support for the Turn Your Back on Page 3 Campaign, explore web forum opportunities for the group, and discuss upcoming events such as International Women’s Day and our involvement in it.

Some other events coming up:

Tuesday 17th January
Brighton Women Against the Cuts Meeting, 7pm Peace and Environment Centre
Find the group on http://bhwac.wordpress.com/

Friday 20th January
Stop Dorries Abstinence Education Bill – demonstration outside Parliament, assemble Old Palace Yard, Westminster 10.30am

Friday 20th January
International Women’s Day Planning at the Women’s Centre, 5-6.30pm

Thursday 26th January
Feminist Brighton Action meeting, 7-9.30pm Friends Meeting House

Monday 30th January
Public meeting to discuss the recent attacks on reproductive choice in Brighton, 6pm Cowley Club London Road

Thursday 2nd February
Stop the Cuts Public Meeting – ‘How Can We Defend Council Services in Brighton?’ Debate with Green Party and Stop the Cuts, 7.30pm Friends Meeting House

Sunday 5th February
Feminist Film showing – Born in Flames, 11am at the Duke of Yorks

Tuesday 14th February
V-Day, performance of the Vagina Monologues at Sussex University

Thursday 23rd February
Feminist Brighton Action Meeting, 7-9pm Friends Meeting House

4th-10th March INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WEEK

Saturday 3rd March
Million Women Rise March, Hyde Park London

8th March
International Women’s Day. Femiist Brighton will be holding an extra special meeting on this day, watch this space for updates.

Tuesday 13th March
Feminist Brighton Discussion Meeting, 7-9pm Friends Meeting House

Friday 30th March
Vocal Opposition – Brighton and Hove Women Against the Cuts Fundraiser, 7.30pm Sallis Benney Theatre
http://bhwac.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/british-jazz-star-to-headline-bhwacs-fundraiser-show/

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting, Laura

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