Upcoming forums 2019

Monday Sep 2nd: Forum #26: What is the WI?
Our guests speakers will be Dorothy Douse and colleagues from the East Kent WI Federation. The Women’s Institute (WI) is now the largest voluntary women’s organisation in the UK. The WI celebrated its centenary in 2015 and currently has almost 220,000 members in approximately 6,300 WIs. It plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities. We’ll also be hearing from Lubna and Deborah about their a:dress (women, fashion, and eco-action) events, happening as part of the SALT festival two weeks later! https://www.facebook.com/events/342543203320529/

Monday Oct 7th: Forum #27: Gender in our Primary Schools
“Girls can’t play football”, “boys can’t sing”, “girls can’t join the army”: these are statements made by six year olds at a Folkestone primary school this year. Our guest speaker is Claire Harvey from Diversity Role Models, which works with kids in schools to embed empathy and inclusion. This will be followed by a discussion led by Jo and Anna, who are local parents keen to explore what we can do to encourage a more nuanced view of gender in primary schools. What research has been done? What good practice exists? How could we influence our Folkestone primary schools to break down gender stereotypes? Their hoped-for outcome from the session would be to form a sub-group of people interested in actively taking this issue forward locally. FWF events are usually women-only spaces (trans and NB inclusive) but for this one we invite people of all genders to join us. https://www.facebook.com/events/432645457578096/

Monday Nov 4th: Forum #28

Monday Dec 2nd: Forum #29


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