Upcoming International Women’s Days Events

Feminist Classrooms Poster

Two great  International Women’s Days events are being co-organised or supported by GENDER.ED. Register now!


Feminist Classrooms Poster
1. Feminist Classrooms Past, Present and Future  – an International Women’s Day Panel 

Date: Monday March 8
Time: 1pm-2.30pm
Organisers: GENDER.ED and EUSA

About this Event: 
What does it mean to do feminism in the classroom? How do we negotiate power, authority and privilege to  co-create ‘brave spaces’  and communities of learning?  On International Women’s Day feminist academics and students discuss the challenges, dilemmas and transformational potential of practicing intersectional feminism in the classroom past and present. We draw on the Voices from the Early Days oral history project which has begun to map the history of feminist, women’s and gender studies teaching at University of Edinburgh. And we look to the future: how do we create virtual or hybrid spaces of solidarity in the post-Covid Academy? How do we press forward with efforts to decolonize the classroom and the curriculum?

Chair: Dr Rashne Limki (Business School)
Confirmed Speakers:
Lucy da Costa, EUSA Women’s Officer
Fizzy Abou Jawas, EUSA VP Education
Dr Meryl Kenny, (SPS) co-creator and convenor UGCW
Dr Radhika Govinda, (SPS) PI Teaching Feminisms, Transforming Lives Project
Poppy Gerrard-Abbott, PhD Tutor, and Emily Test GBV Charter for further and higher education

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Women in HIV and LGBTQ+ Activism Poster
2. International Women’s Day : The role of women in HIV and LGBTQ+ Activism

Date: Monday March 8
Time: 6-7.30pm
Organisers: Staff Pride Network, supported by GENDER.ED and IASH

About this Event
The success of the recent Channel 4 series ‘It’s a Sin’ has shone a light on the those affected by the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s. The character of Jill has inspired conversations about the role of women at this time, often as supporters, carers and campaigners for justice. The theme of International Women’s Day 2021 is #ChooseToChallenge, fitting when reflecting on the contributions made by women towards HIV and AIDS justice and LGBTQ+ rights. Join us to hear stories and learn more!

Panel members:
Lisa Power, co-founder of Pink Power and Stonewall. She was the first openly LGBT+ person to speak about gay rights at the UN, chairperson of the HIV Justice Network and trustee of the planned Queer Britain Museum.
Juno Roche is a writer and campaigner whose work around class, gender, sexuality and trans lives has been funded by the likes of The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and described as ‘provocative and innovative’. Author of “Queer Sex”, “Trans Power” and “Gender Explorers”.
Katie Deverell, Cultural Partnerships Manager at Chelmsford City Council. Worked in HIV/AIDS from 1988-1997. She was part of the buddy team at The Terrence Higgins Trust, the evaluation fieldworker for MESMAC and Senior Research Officer at The HIV Project. Author of ‘ Sex, Work and Professionalism working in HIV/AIDS’.
Ceri Hutton, the first bisexual woman on Stonewall board (in 1991) she worked in HIV/AIDS from 1988-1998 including as a researcher in the AIDs Policy Unit, Head of Policy and PR at the National AIDS Trust and director of Immunity Legal Centre.
Winnie Ssanyu Sseruma, International Development Consultant working on universal access to healthcare focusing on Black communities in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has over 2-decades experience working in the field of HIV & AIDS as a treatment activist.
Val Harvey was an HIV Clinical Nurse Specialist in London during the late 80s and through the 90s working in the community visiting patients in their own homes. She was a volunteer counsellor for the Terrence Higgins Trust during the 90s and as the London Lighthouse moved from a hospice to an education centre, she devised and delivered a Personal Development course for people with AIDS from 2000- 2003.

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