A panel talk created to explore and analyse together the future of feminism and how it is taking shape in 2021.
The road of feminism is constantly evolving, adapting and responding to events that unfold in the political landscape. It is an umbrella for facing inequality and discrimination in society, which impacts individuals differently depending on how their identity leverages accessibility to resources, opportunity, justice, and even, safety.
Safety, and how this is compromised for women and girls, has become a huge topic in question following the tragic abduction and murder of Sarah Everard in March 2021. It has highlighted how women have been conditioned to accept feeling unsafe on a daily basis as part of our lives, taught that this is part of being a ‘woman’. And, furthermore, when protesting against these injustices, how women are rebutted and silenced. But, enough is enough. Conversations on this narrative have pushed even further into assessing the politics of space. Questioning how cities, especially, could be better designed to increase the safety of women and girls and mitigate incidents where violence can be perpetrated against them.
Tackling violence against women and girls is one of feminist’s largest struggles, however with fresh initiatives on the horizon geared towards prevention from creative and innovative means, momentum exists on looking forward at what is possible.
This panel talk discusses some of these burning questions and new ideas, as we reflect on the scope of feminism today and what shape we think it will take in the future.
Ammaarah Zayna, activist, writer, educator and campaigner with Our Streets Now.
Megan Key is an award winning transgender activist and Diversity and Inclusion specialist in the public sector. Over the past 10 years she has supported several local and national LGBT+ charities and she is currently a Trustee of Gendered Intelligence and the London LGBQT+ Community Centre.
Lucy Warin is a project designer and urban researcher working for Transition by Design cooperative in Oxford. Lucy’s work focuses on engaging people, especially marginalised groups, in shaping the cities in which they live as an emancipatory practice of socio-spatial justice.
Mandu Reid is an activist, campaigner and leader of Women’s Equality Party, currently running for Mayor of London
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