It’s been amazing to meet so many people and thanks especially to everybody who contributed in some way to making the workshops happen last November and December in Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cardiff and London. We learned a lot and hope you did too!
We found the workshops challenging, energising and illuminating. It was heartening to see what people took away from the workshops, especially those committed to continuing discussions and taking action after the workshops.
We have some funding left over and we are aiming to spend it on skill-shares and training to further develop our expertise and capacity to facilitate shorter and more focused workshops in the future. Please do get in touch if you are interested in being involved in making future workshops happen.
You can read more about the workshops here and access the resources we used in the workshops including the presentation slides, reading and resources list, support services information sheet, information about activities and photos of flipcharts from the ‘what is abuse’ activity.
Saturday 1 April 2017 – Table and workshop at Liverpool Anarchist Bookfair, The Black-E, 1 Great George Street, L1 5EW
Wednesday 12 April 2017, 2-4pm ‘Challenging gendered violence, abuse and harms across critical spaces’ Engaged Scholarship seminar. The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA.
- Vanita Sundaram (University of York) – Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence
- Anna Bull (Portsmouth University) & Tiffany Page (Goldsmiths) – 1752 group
- Lena Wanggren (University of Edinburgh)
- Julia Downes (Open University) – salvage collective
If you would like to attend this seminar, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Violence and Accountability Learning Group – an informal learning and discussion facebook group about sexual violence and accountability. This is aimed at survivors and those who support them but those who are new to this work are welcome to use the space to educate themselves.
Articles, in case you missed them
Six key messages about sexual violence in UK activist communities – Open Democracy
Challenging sexual violence in activist communities – Peace News