Dear Friends, We will be taking part in this International Women’s Day event on the 9 March. Prostitution is a survival strategy and we will be contributing some of our experiences. We hope you can join us.
An International Women’s Day event Surviving Globally, Surviving in the UK A day of discussion, film and organising
Saturday 9 March 11-7pm
Crossroads Women’s Centre ALL WELCOME
25 Wolsey Mews, London NW5 2DX
Entrance £2 unwaged £5 waged £10 institutions
11am -1pm: SURVIVING GLOBALLY – Panel & discussion
Rea Dol, Haiti (skype Interview: Survival and justice), Manju Gardia, Chhattisgarh Women’s Organisation, India (skype Interview: Three decades of a grassroots anti-rape movement), Selma James, Global Women’s Strike (Rediscovering equity in Nyerere’s Tanzania), Nina López (Peru & Venezuela: organising for housing and justice), Red Thread, Guyana (Linden community stops massive rise in electricity bills), Sylvia Salley (North America’s Indigenous movement), Puni Selvaratnam (Exposing the Tamil genocide), Amrita Shodhan (Partition in India and Palestine).
1-2pm Lunch break
2-4pm: SURVIVING IN THE UK – Panel & discussion
All African Women’s Group (Immigration & asylum – building a new life in Britain), Cristel Amiss (Rape survivors vs police raids), Prof Elizabeth Anionwu (Mary Seacole Campaign), Marissa Begonia (Justice 4 Domestic Workers), Sarah and Isabel Counihan (Family Housing Campaign), Petra Dando (Camden United for Benefit Justice), Sheila Farmer (English Collective of Prostitutes), Anne Hall (Justice for Daniel Roque Hall), Mahdi Hashi’s family (Rendition: Fighting for justice for our loved ones), Maria Mendy (Defending families of colour from criminalisation), Puni Selvaratnam (Exposing the Tamil genocide and stopping deportations), Kim Sparrow, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence (Cuts vs wages for caring work)
5-7pm: Film: WHERE SHOULD THE BIRDS FLY
Followed by discussion. Fida Qishta, a Palestinian filmmaker/journalist from Rafah, documents the horrific Israeli invasion and bombardment of Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, recording the struggle of children, women and men to retrieve some sense of normalcy from the absolute abnormality of life in the world’s largest prison camp.
Organised by: Caribbean Labour Solidarity, Global Women’s Strike (GWS), Women of Colour in the GWS
Tel: 020 7482 2496