Discussion Meeting: Feminism and Race, 22nd August

The discussion group for the 22nd August will be on the subject of Feminism and Race. We’ll be covering the ways that race and other issues can act as divisions within feminist groups, and looking at how to talk productively about race.

We’re lucky to have an external facilitator for this session, Ila Chandavarkar, who works with MENTER, the East of England Black and Minority Ethnic Network .Her contact address is ila@menter.org.uk, and anyone is welcome to get in touch with her before the session with their thoughts, including anonymously. She also invites anyone who can’t make it to the session to email her beforehand if they’d like something mentioned.

This session is open to anyone who wants to attend. Generally our discussion groups have between 15-30 people, which are usually somewhere around half and half familiar faces and new people, or people who don’t come along so often. We try to avoid using overly academic language in our discussions. The session will be made up of a mixture of facilitated and general discussion.

As usual we’re meeting at 8-10pm at the Friends Meeting House at 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA. There is no entry fee but if anyone would like to show their appreciation for Ila’s help we will be making a collection for MENTER during the session.

The Friends Meeting House is fully wheelchair-accessible on the ground floor, which is where our meeting room is, including wheelchair-accessible toilets. There is a large cycle rack outside and paid parking nearby at Park Street car park as well as some blue badge parking bays just down Jesus Lane.

Afterwards some of us usually go to the Champion Of The Thames, which is a pub on King Street. Generally a backgammon group leaves around when we arrive, so there’s usually space for us on the ground floor. Everyone is welcome to come along – you don’t have to be a regular. You also don’t have to drink alcohol, although the ale and cider there is lovely. 🙂

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