From Reform to Revolution

5 March 2015, 17:00 - 18:30

Mill Lane Lecture Room 9

This event is free and open to all. No registration is required.

Natasha Walter, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2014-15,  will give two public lectures and participate in the Cambridge Women of the World event on Sunday 8 March 2015. The overall theme of all these events is From Sexism to Solidarity.

Abstract
Where is this new wave of feminism headed? The outspokenness and energy of individuals and organisations is wonderful to see. How can this energy be harnessed for real change and how far-reaching will these changes be? If we carry feminism through to its real conclusion, all women deserve to be heard and to live in safety; including the currently unheard, the poor, the vulnerable and the stateless. Followed through with honesty and vision, this understanding that feminism must speak up for all women, must cross borders and classes, may pull us into truly radical change.

Other events in this series

Lecture 1: Tuesday 3 March  From Sexism to Solidarity

WoW Panel discussion: Sunday 8 March Making Waves

 

For administrative enquiries please contact Michelle Maciejewska.

      

The Humanitas Chair in Women's Rights has been made possible by the generous support of Mrs Carol Saper.

The Humanitas Chair in Women’s Rights was conceived as a way to explore the political, sociological and theoretical issues pertaining to Women’s Rights from global development and environmental change to biomedical advances.

Past Humanitas Visiting Professors in Women's Rights

2014-15 Mona Siddiqui (Muslim chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh)
2012-13: Melanne Verveer (first US Ambassador for Global Women's Issues)
2011-12: Baroness Helena Kennedy (Barrister and expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues; member of the House of Lords)
2010-11: Nancy Fraser (Henry A and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics, The New School for Social Research, New York)

Standing Committee

Henrietta L. Moore (Sociology)
Sarah S. B. Franklin (Sociology)
Jens M. Scherpe (Law)

Hosting College

King's College