Nimco Ali

BWLF: 100 Years Since Suffrage: Feminism and Protest

with Samira Ahmed, Nimco Ali, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Sheila Rowbotham and Helen Taylor

Festival of Ideas/
Sat 17 March 2018
11:30-13:00
Watershed
Fully Booked

BWLF: 100 Years Since Suffrage: Feminism and Protest

with Samira Ahmed, Nimco Ali, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, Sheila Rowbotham and Helen Taylor

Nimco Ali
Sat 17 March 2018,
11:30-13:00
Watershed
Fully Booked

After a long and often violent fight, women over 35 won the right to vote in 1918. 100 years later, and what battles are the feminist movement fighting today?

For a long time, the narrative went that the feminist battle had been won – in the west at least. But in a Trump and #MeToo world, where austerity cuts have hit women hardest and where women are still fighting sexism and misogyny online and off, we need feminism as much as ever.

Professor Helen Taylor will be joined by leading feminist journalists Samira Ahmed and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, historian and author Sheila Rowbotham, and activist and writer Nimco Ali (pictured). Together they will discuss the role of feminist protest, writing and activism in 2018, the challenges the movement faces, and our hopes for a feminist future.

Part of Bristol Women’s Literature Festival. The Bristol Women’s Literature Festival is presented in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas, Watershed and Bristol Women’s Voice.

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