The Gender Politics of the Hard Right: a workshop to educate and build resistance

Saturday, 28 January

The Gender Politics of the Hard Right: a workshop to educate and build resistance

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In the last year alone, Britain has witnessed renewed attacks on abortion clinics; mobilisations against sex education in schools; Tory leaders​hip contenders competing as to who can appear more transphobic; and demonstrations against Drag Queen Story Hour. Gender is an important front in the war waged by the hard right, from the Conservative Party to fascist groups – from the UK to Poland, Russia to the US. Championing ‘family’ as well as ‘nation’, these hard right movements use misogyny, homophobia and transphobia to cohere their supporters and create moral panics which in turn help to strengthen their nationalism, racism and xenophobia.

Join Feminist Fightback at our workshop to learn more about the gender politics of the hard right, their global networks and how transphobia is linked to attacks on reproductive rights. We want to use this one-day workshop not just to inform ourselves, but also to build a coalition of feminist, queer and trans organisations that can take action to stop the rise of right-wing populism in our government, in our schools and on our streets.

Schedule for the day:

11 AM: 10 minute Intro outlining our goals for the day

11:10 AM-1 PM (with 10 minute break in the middle) Analysing the Gender Politics of the Hard Right

1 PM-2 PM LUNCH (to be provided)

2 PM-3 PM Mapping

3 PM-4 PM Action Planning

 

The event is free but please register here so we can estimate numbers to better organise logistics.

We will be providing childcare on the day, but please let us know when registering if you will be needing it.

We will try and reimburse travel costs to those that need it to the best of our ability, please let us know when registering the amount you are likely to need reimbursed.

Accessibility: The event will take place in the basement of the building, which is accessible via lift and stairs. There is an accessible toilet on the same floor.

If you have any further questions please contact us on: feminist.fightback@gmail.com

Date & Time: 

Saturday, 28 January, 2023 - 11:00 to 16:00

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Golden Lanes community centre
Golden Lane Estate
Fann Street
EC1Y 0RN
United Kingdom

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