Last week a few of us headed over to Bristol, to hear more about the activities of UK Feminista, the Bristol Feminist Network, and share activism ideas.
-Kat Banyard talked about the aims of UK Feminista, and the advantages of having a hub through which news and resources can be shared.
-There was discussion of the BFN and Fawcett (Bristol Branch)’s success in challenging the opening of a lap dancing club in Bristol. [One topic of discussion amongst CFN after focused on how any such campaigns might be conducted without alienating the women who work in the clubs.]
-We also discussed other activism strategies. One that we should think about further is that of starting letter writing campaigns (e.g. for Wales Rape Crisis Help Line)
-There was talk about publicity and the image of feminism. A useful tactic for CFN might be to make business cards/flyers (to target women’s magazines?) to make ourselves known, gather momentum, and get more people involved!
-CFN Social meeting, WED 5th May, the Albany, Cardiff.
-PLUS: Forthcoming feminist activism summer school organised by UK feminista (projected dates, 31st July/1st August, London. for updates, watch this space!)