Screening of Feminist: Stories from Women’s Liberation
Followed by discussion with filmmaker Jennifer Lee and Zaimal Azad (Nottingham Women’s Centre library)
Jennifer says: ‘Making my film showed me that shared memories of the Women’s Liberation Movement are largely absent from our society, particularly in the USA. What few memories we had were partial, untrue, and often negative. No wonder so many people were reluctant to call themselves feminists. We have had to fit in to the framework of history shaped by men. But we cannot continue to fit in, we have to reframe.’
Come and enjoy the film’s lively personal stories by a diverse group of bold feminists, which help to correct the record of the blend of race, class, and gender politics in 1960s and 1970s feminism.
Monday 19th October 2015, 7.30pm
The Feminist Library
5 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7XW
020 7261 0879 www.feministlibrary.co.uk firstname.lastname@example.org @feministlibrary
Suggested donation minimum £5 to support the Feminist Library and contribute to Jennifer’s expenses. Accessible building – if possible contact in advance to facilitate access needs.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061821670496205/
Saving Women’s Histories – The Nuts and Bolts, 3.30 – 6pm
You are invited to come to a meeting at the Feminist Library to discuss the practicalities of collecting and preserving women’s memories and archives, with Jennifer, the film-maker, and Zaimal, who helped to start FLA – the Feminist and Women’s Libraries and Archives Network. As well as the practicalities of collection, conservation, and cataloguing, we also have to deal with women’s resistance to believing that it is important to preserve their archives and memories. Anybody who is interested in discussing these issues is welcome. We will get a takeaway between this meeting and the film, or feel free to bring you own food. Also, it is fine to come to only one of these events.