11 March 2017, 10:30-2pm
This ground-breaking launch event of Critical Sisters will bring together the insights and experience of three brilliant and proudly outspoken women. A panel discussion will be followed by a workshop with a focus on feminism and free speech. More details here.
Julie Bindel is a fearless campaigner for the rights of women and renowned journalist. Her conviction that it is impossible to change sex has led to calls for her to be no-platformed. Julie has been banned from university campuses across the U.K. and the National Union of Students officially considers her ‘vile.’
Maryam Namazie as a prominent atheist who founded the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. Maryam has been no-platformed across university campuses in the UK for her principled stance on religion. In 2015 she was harassed and silenced by Islamist attendees at an event to explore apostasy at Goldsmiths Students’ Union.
Sarah Ditum is Comment writer for the New Statesman, book reviewer for the Guardian and others, TV and radio pundit and a self-described ‘anti-fun feminist.’ Last year she found herself at the centre of a media storm following the cancellation of an NSPCC ‘Dare to Debate’ event about treatments for children who identify as trans.
Arrive from 10.30am
Panel discussion from 11am until 12.30pm
Workshop 13.00 until 14.00