women at the cutting edge… 30th october

A day of discussions hosted by Feminist Fightback. 11am – 5pm, Saturday 30 October at The Arbour, 100 Shandy Street, London E1 4ST (nearest tube Stepney Green)

On 20 October the ConDem government’s “Spending Review” will detail enormous cuts in public services. We are already feeling the impact of earlier cuts many effected by Labour; nurseries and libraries are closing, jobs are being lost. As the government “austerity drive” steps up, the reality is that cuts will hit the lives of all but the wealthiest. In many cases women will be hit the hardest with recent reports estimating  that women will suffer 72% of the tax and benefit cuts.

Whether you’re a feminist, an activist, a trade unionist, someone affected by the cuts, or involved in fighting the cuts in your college, community or workplace, or just interested in how the landscape of the welfare state is changing, Feminist Figtback invites you to join a day of discussions and networking. We want  to put these cuts in a political context, link up, and share ideas and skills as we plan to fight them together.

Participatory workshops on:

What’s going on?
 Mapping cuts and campaigns

Who do the cuts affect? Why are cuts a feminist issue?

Demystifying the “economics of the crisis”

‘In, Against (and Beyond?) the State’: What are our Strategies for Fighting Cuts?

Free creche available. Open to people of all genders

For more information or to book a stall at the event or a place in the creche please email feminist.fightback@gmail.com or call Laura on 07971 842027.