Wire Wool Events presents two amazing speakers this November

Wire wool events bring speakers, authors and thinkers to Southampton and Winchester
It has been 1 year since Wire Wool Events came into existence and what a year it has been!

15 incredible speakers have delivered talks over a wide range of topics, from FGM to photojournalism in Afghanistan, via polygamy, and feminism today. For full details of all of the past events please visit the website. The response and support I’ve had from everyone has been astounding. Here’s to the 2019!

Two amazing speakers for November in two differing events:

Trans Rights – Reframing The Conversation: a talk by CN Lester
Sun 4th Nov – 7.30pm The Attic @ Railway Inn, Winchester

Trans rights are headline news at the moment – but does the conversation playing out in the press have anything to do with what trans people are actually saying? GRA reform to trans teens, feminist inclusion to film representation: author and activist CN Lester discusses how we can ground our conversations in fact, empathy, and the expectation of better things.

CN Lester is an academic, writer, musician, and leading LGBTI activist. Co-founder of the UK’s first national queer youth organisation, they curate the trans art event Transpose for The Barbican, and work internationally as a trans and feminist educator and speaker. Their work has featured on BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, SBS, The Guardian, ABC News, The Independent, BBC Newsnight, New Internationalist, and The Toast. Their book Trans Like Me (Virago) is out now.

In this talk CN breaks down myths, discusses gender diversity and making a more inclusive future a reality.

45-minute talk, followed by opportunity for audience discussion.
£8 tickets on sale now, click here

Deeds Not Words: a talk by Helen Pankhurst
Fri 30th Nov – 7.30pm at Discovery Centre, Winchester

On the 100th anniversary of some women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst – great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, and herself a leading women’s rights campaigner – charts how women’s lives have changed over the last century, and offers a powerful and positive argument for a new way forward.

Dr Helen Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and senior advisor to CARE International UK, based in the UK and in Ethiopia. Her work in Ethiopia focuses on the interests and needs of women and girls. In the UK she is a public speaker and writer on feminist issues. Her book Deeds Not Words (Sceptre) came out February 2018.

This talk explores the major themes of politics, money, family & identity, violence and culture. Helen Pankhurst combines historical insight with inspiring argument, and reveals how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go, and how we might get there.

45-minute talk, followed by opportunity for audience questions.
£8 tickets on sale now, click here

As always, there will be a collection point for The Homeless Period Southampton at both of these events, where your donations of sanitary towels and tampons will be distributed to homeless and vulnerable women in the area.

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