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Equality, austerity and globalisation: why things aren't getting better and why we need feminism

Public lecture by writer, broadcaster and activist, Beatrix Campbell

Date/Time: Thursday, 21st April 2016, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

Neoliberal strategies generate inequality and radiate violence. They contribute to sexism. Why doesn’t patriarchy die?

So asks renowned feminist Beatrix Campbell who argues that we need to reclaim the optimistic politics of feminism to reimagine a more ambitious revolution in thinking and acting upon equality and against austerity. She draws on four decades of observing society – from neglected corners of Tyneside to collaboration with Southall Black Sisters – looking at countries and situations where patriarchy thrives and resistance and feminism flourish. Recognising that the global is always also local, she articulates a radical public geography for the future.

Free admission

No pre-booking required - all seats allocated on a first-come first-serve basis