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POSTPONED – Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power – Lola Olufemi in conversation with Deanne Bell

Thursday, 14th May, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
New Art Exchange, Nottingham
39-41 Gregory Blvd, Nottingham, NG7 6BE

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In partnership with New Art Exchange, Nottingham

Venue: New Art Exchange  (right by tram stop ‘The Forest’)

More than just a slogan on a t-shirt, feminism is a radical tool for fighting back against structural violence and injustice. Feminism, Interrupted is a bold call to seize feminism back from the cultural gatekeepers and return it to its radical roots.

Lola Olufemi explores state violence against women, the fight for reproductive justice, transmisogyny, gendered Islamophobia and solidarity with global struggles, showing that the fight for gendered liberation can change the world for everybody when we refuse to think of it solely as women’s work. Including testimonials from Sisters Uncut, migrant groups working for reproductive justice, prison abolitionists and activists involved in the international fight for Kurdish and Palestinian rights, Olufemi emphasises the link between feminism and grassroots organising.

Reclaiming feminism from the clutches of the consumerist, neoliberal model, Feminism, Interrupted shows that when ‘feminist’ is more than a label, it holds the potential for radical transformative work.

Lola Olufemi is a black feminist writer and organiser from London. She has written and spoken at numerous events about feminism and decolonisation across the country, and was a member of the NUS Women’s Campaign and NUS National Executive Committee. She is the author of Feminism, Interrupted: Disrupting Power (Pluto Press, 2019).

Deanne Bell is a Senior Lecturer in Psychology at Nottingham Trent University. She holds a PhD in Depth Psychology with a specialism in community psychology, liberation psychology and ecopsychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. 

Deanne’s work focuses on social transformation given the reality of social suffering, structural violence and collective trauma the majority world experience. This allows her to examine the psychosocial effects of coloniality and explore how decoloniality can flourish. She has been studying how we bystand the social suffering historically marginalised people experience. She has recently launched a research project titled The Anatomy of Indifference and Care.

Book  information
Feminism Interrupted is published in the Outspoken series from Pluto Press. The series gives a platform to underrepresented voices and aim to be books that dissent.
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