Feminist Fightback Policy Day

August 28, 2008

Sorry for the short notice on this.

Feminist Fightback will be having a policy day this Saturday 2-6pm at the Arbour Centre in Stepney Green, 100 Shandy Street, London E1.  It is open to all self-identified women, which means that transwomen and intersex women are very welcome indeed.

The purpose of the policy day is to set ourselves some clear goals and develops some campaigns working towards those goals for the next 12 months.  Feminist Fightback believes that all forms of oppression are interconnected, and so all of our feminist campaigns will also be anti-racist and anti-capitalist.*  We will do our best to re-imburse or at least partially subsidise the travelling expenses of low-wage and unemployed women.  Childcare will be provided, please contact me on manchester3rdwave@gmail.com if you need childcare.

Even if you’ve never been to a Feminist Fightback meeting before, you are still welcome to attend this meeting.

* Or at least we will try very hard to make sure they are.

AGENDA FOR THE DAY

2-2.15                 Welcome, intros, agenda, intro to consensus decision making

2.15-3.00             Work out the “Demands of modern socialist feminism”

3-3.45              Brainstorm campaigns, new & existing, that accomplish theseDemands

3.45-4.00          Break

4.00-5.00        Pick 3 or 4 ‘original’ / time-consuming campaigns

-Everyone can indicate which 3 or 4 they like best And why

-Try to come to agreement by consensus

-Failing that, vote by secret ballot where everyone writes down 3

5.00 – 5.30      Break into “campaign groups” that will work on individual campaigns

Look at:

* Demands

* Key targets

* Research required

* Next steps

5.30 – 6.00      Discussion of how we will support existing campaigns, and any

other issues that have arisen.

Hope to see you there!!

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