“Equality, austerity, globalisation: why things aren’t getting better and why we need feminism” – Beatrix Campbell

Date: 21st April 2016
Time: 17:30 – 18:45
Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building
Free admission, no pre-booking required (all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis)

We are delighted that Beatrix Campbell, writer, broadcaster and activist, will deliver the 2016 Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture. This annual lecture has increasingly come to demonstrate ‘public geography’ in the sense of global issues that have local significance and through an emphasis on community engagement- so please encourage students, activists, volunteers, community based organisations and everyone else who is interested in any of the issues below, to come along.

Neoliberal strategies generate inequality and radiate violence. They contribute to sexism. Why doesn’t patriarchy die? So asks renowned feminist Beatrix Campbell who argues that we need to reclaim the optimistic politics of feminism to reimagine a more ambitious revolution in thinking and acting upon equality and against austerity. She draws on four decades of observing society – from neglected corners of Tyneside to collaboration with Southall Black Sisters – looking at countries and situations where patriarchy thrives and resistance and feminism flourish. Recognising that the global is always also local, she articulates a radical public geography for the future.

Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture
-also part of the INSIGHTS Public Lecture programme:
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/events/public-lectures/item.php?beatrix-campbell

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