Summer School 2013: Another Amazing Year!
Thank you to all of the 500+ feminists who came together from across the UK for a unique weekend of hands-on training in taking action for gender equality. It was another amazing year with contributions from some of the foremost feminist activists and campaigners of our time.
The weekend involved hands-on workshops, panel discussions on how to organise for gender equality and opportunities for attendees to share their own skills in the Open Space Sessions. Contributors included: Campbell X, Million Women Rise, No More Page 3, Southall Black Sisters and many more…
We even had Feminist Artist Sarah Maple lead an exciting project throughout the event and a musical treat in the form of a flashmob from those who took part in “Summer School Sings” led by Shilpa Shah!
For more details about who was there and what happened:
We will upload any materials or resources from workshops which the facilitators made available to the Summer School 2013 Resources Page, as well as any powerpoint presentations from the panel discussions.
We have some great photos from Summer School 2013 which are available to view on our Flickr PhotoStream. Here you can also find photos from our Feminist Lobby of Parliament, Previous Summer Schools and the Muff March.
If you have any photos from the event that you’d like to share with us, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet them to us @UK_Feminista using the hashtag #femschool13.
For those of you who want to see the action all over again, short films of the key panel discussions from Summer School 2013 will be available soon.
What Summer School graduates said about this years’ event:
“It was great, so many inspirational women, talks & workshops. Fab finding out about all the passion & activism, and making contacts.”
“One of the most exciting events I have ever been to- thank you!”
“Catharsis! It was emotionally taxing but in a constructive way. The spaces for black women were especially helpful (for me). Feeling safe, high quality of panel speakers, excellent volunteers”
“Summer School was fantastic, a great range of inspirational speakers who were very accessible, high quality workshop that gave me plenty of new ideas. Very impressed by the quality”