The Feminist Conference – 17th May 2018
Feminists of the country, unite! Welcome to the second edition of The Feminist Conference is India’s only concerted effort to engage, empower and elevate conversations on the subject of Feminism. We are looking to expand the conversations beyond the usual circles, to engage young artists, thinkers, creators, young makers and entrepreneurs, actors and writers.
The Feminist Conference, presented by SheThePeople.TV and empowered by UN Women India, will broaden the dialogue on women’s issues, focus on contemporary challenges, and bring you new voices, new ideas. We are looking at opinion leaders who have advocated for gender equality and equal rights beyond their own work, taking the conversations off the page and onto the streets, into the worlds we all navigate.
In this edition of the conference, we will discuss intersectionality and the marginalised voices, feminists at the workplace, how the internet is empowering the rural woman with access, powerhouse talks by women who are stepping out of their comfort zones to reach out to other women and empower them, spoken poetry performances by firebrand young feminist poets, feminism in visual art and film, LGBT voices and much more. Among the confirmed speakers we have so far are Svati Chakravarty Bhatkal, Alankrita Srivastava, Dolly Singh, Aranya Johar, Shruti Seth, Gurprriet Singh, Gauri Sawant, Amena Aziz, Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, Meghna Pant, Harish Iyer, Sushant Divgikar, Kiran Manral, Shaili Chopra
We are inspired by heroic women, everyday women, those of you going about your lives, challenging the status quo every time you step out on the street. We are inspired by men who bat for gender equality, parents who raise their children in gender-neutral and gender-positive roles. We are excited to meet you — the writers, poets, businesswomen, actors, artists, stand-up comedians, juggling all your identities, thoughts and narratives. Change can happen – it is happening, all around us.
Join us on May 17 evening for what promises to be a scintillating evening from 5-9 pm. Venue: St Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra