Women Up North

MFN Women Up NorthWe invite women to join Manchester Feminist Network on Saturday 1st March to celebrate International Women’s Day! At this free event at Friends Meeting House we will host a variety of workshops, including Singing, Lindyhop dance class, Feminist Avengers Creative Activism, Issues affecting Lesbian and Bisexual Women seeking asylum, Feminism and Religion, and various Craftivism activities where you can make feminist and peace related crafts!
We will be selling cakes, bags and badges. News from Nowhere Women’s Radical bookshop will be selling books and we will feature a performance from the WAST choir. If you have childcare requirements or want more information please email manchesterfeministnetwork@riseup.net or find us on facebook. Hope to see you there!

History of Manchester Feminist Network

Formed in April 2010

Monthly meetings ever since and have been attending demos, running campaigns and spreading positive feminist ideals throughout Manchester.

In October 2010 MFN attended the Million Women Rise Manchester March, organised by an MFN founding member, Louise.

 

As well as frequent socials, the group has held discussions on

  • sexualisation of children
  • women in sport,
  • growing up as a woman
  • beauty contests
  • women in the media

 

December saw the first MFN organised action; covering up sexist and degrading magazines in WHSmiths

 

We have screened and held a discussion on the Demand Change film about prostitution, attending Reclaim The Night and Mothers Against Violence demos, had talks from Wast (Women Asylum Seekers Together).

Other activities are flyer designing, banner making, blogging and stealth stickering.

In March we ran our first external workshop at 100 years 100 voices, Manchester’s International Women’s day Celebration at the Town Hall.

Manchester Feminist Network are hosting Women Up North on 7th May 2011, we hope to see you there!