This conference will be held in Glasgow on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of July but it will commemorate the 1974 women’s liberation conference held in Edinburgh.
40 years on, we will come together to reminisce, to celebrate our achievements and the fact we are still here, and to look to the future.
We envision a return to a politics of women’s liberation – moving from single-issue campaigns drawing on feminist ideas to a women-centred revolutionary movement. The Edinburgh conference gave rise to the sixth demand of the WLM – ‘ An end to all discrimination against lesbians and a woman’s right to define her own sexuality’ and therefore there will be two sessions specifically focusing on the activism and community of lesbian feminists then and now.
There will be workshops, talks, exhibitions and an evening event with an open stage and then disco on one floor, and a quieter space to talk to one another on the other floor.
There will be a few plenaries and lots of workshops including:
On the Problem of Men: Challenging fathers’ rights movements and their impact on women and children- by Lynne Harne
Building Lesbian Feminist Politics and Community with Julia Long
Race and feminism:building solidarity among women – a workshop with Jennifer Kim