Workshop: Engaging with gender issues: A knowledge exchange with women’s community groups (University of Liverpool)

Engaging with gender issues: A knowledge exchange with women’s community groups.
8th & 9th April 2014
Blackburne House, Blackburne Place, Liverpool, Merseyside L8 7PE

This two day workshop has been funded by the AHRC Collaborative Skills Development fund and offers North West Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences postgraduate students and early career researchers (ECRs) with an interest in gender and women’s issues, the opportunity to engage in a knowledge exchange with women’s community groups from the North West. The workshop is a collaborative project between the University of Liverpool and Blackburne House.

Workshop sessions will be organised around five core themes: ‘women, work and education’, ‘women and austerity’, ‘women and health’, ‘women, intersecting vulnerabilities and inequality’ and ‘women’s experiences of violence and abuse’. Each of these sessions will compromise roundtable discussions between representatives from women’s community groups, academics, PGR students & ECRs. Postgraduate students wishing to attend this event are invited to submit a 200 word abstract of their presentation indicating which roundtable they would like to participate in and how their research reflects the panel theme by Friday 7th March 2014 to cbarlow@liverpool.ac.uk.

Attendees will be encouraged to consider other issues during the workshop: understanding the benefits of working with women centred community organisations; exploring the contemporary significance of feminism and feminist activism and finally, discussing how long term and mutual collaborations between research organisations and women’s community groups can be sustained in the future. Key note speakers include: Prof. Liz Kelly, Prof. Maggie O’Neil, Prof. Jude Robinson and Dr. Vicky Canning.

Workshop attendance is free, but spaces are limited, so please email cbarlow@liverpool.ac.uk to register and secure your place. Registration closes on Friday 4th April 2014.

I hope to see you at the workshop!

Charlotte Barlow

Website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/sociology-social-policy-and-criminology/events/event/61250

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