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[casi] Women's Teach In Sept 8th - last call

Dear All

The long awaited Women's Teach In is this Sunday.

Should be a good day.  And it's free.

If you would like to come PLEASE do let me , Caroline, know off list at

If you would like lunch, Veggie at £3.50 please book.  If you need creche,
essential to book.

Information below and in attached file.

Please pass on to friends and lists as appropriate.

Best wishes


Women's Teach-in

SOAS September 8th

The events of September 11th , and the political climate in the weeks and
months following, put particular pressures on many peace and multi-racial
organisations.  In November 2001 a number of women's organisations in London
held an informal joint meeting to discuss the situation they found
themselves in, the increased difficulty of their work, and possible ways to
devise strategies to cope with the new situations.

This was felt to be an inspiring and useful gathering, and it was agreed
that a follow up of some sort would also be useful.  The Teach-in on
September 8th is the result of informal meetings during the last year and
will draw upon a variety of expertise and experience represented in the
women's organisations involved.  Short papers will address the three broad
topics, and there will be group workshops and plenty of time for discussion
and further analysis.  The presentations will be in the morning and group
workshops in the afternoon.

Cynthia Cockburn, Women in Black (London), academic and writer, together
with Sian Jones, Women in Black, Aldermaston Women's Peace Campaign and
human rights worker will both present short papers on Feminist
Anti-Militarism and lead the following discussion and the afternoon

The topic of Fundamentalisms/Secularism will be addressed with two short
papers by Professor Nira Yuval-Davis, Women Against Fundamentalisms, and
Nadje Al Ali, academic and writer, Women in Black (London), Act Together -
women against sanctions on Iraq.  They will lead the following discussion
and the afternoon workshop.

Issues around Civil Liberties and anti-terrorism legislation will be
presented by Pragna Patel  - Southall Black Sisters and Gita Sahgal,
film-maker, Women Against Fundamentalisms.  They will lead the discussions
and the afternoon workshop.

Cassandra Balchin, Women Living Under Muslim Laws, and Sheila Triggs, Women'
s International League for Peace and Freedom will be facilitators and
leaders of the discussions.

The Teach In will be held at The School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG , nearest tubes: Warren
Street, Goodge Street, Russell Square and Euston Square.
Registration 10.30.  Morning session 11.00-1.15. afternoon 2.15-5.30.

A vegetarian lunch will be available, price £3.50, bookable in advance, and
a crèche is also being arranged but prior booking essential.
To book, or for further information, contact:
or phone  020 7813 2019

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