With Dr Ruth Lewis (Northumbria University), Prof Catherine Donovan and Dr Evgenia Korkodeilou
Feminist Activism: How Sociology in Action Can be Applied to Violence and Abuse
We’re currently seeing a tremendous resurgence of interest in all things feminism. Feminist activism has always been the beating heart of feminism but now is a moment of intense and extensive activism about a wide range of issues including (but not limited to) period poverty, abortion rights, sexual harassment and assault, sexual exploitation and trafficking, trans rights, intimate partner violence, migration and the treatment of migrant women, body image and oppression. Ruth Lewis, Associate Professor of Sociology at Northumbria University will talk about the history of feminist activism, the current landscape, and resistance to feminist activism. Speaking as an activist-scholar, she’ll reflect on what activism has brought to her own life, as well as to the movement towards liberation for all women.