Natasha Walter, Humanitas Visiting Professor in Women's Rights 2014-15, will give two public lectures with CRASSH and participate in the Cambridge Women of the World event on Sunday 8 March 2015. Together with other invited speakers such as Lucy-Anne Holmes and Rehab Jameel she will discuss current trends in social media and activism. Over the last few years there has been a genuine rise in feminist activism and debate, from No More Page 3 to the campaigns against FGM and the detention of refugee women. Join our speakers from some of the key areas of protest to find out how to get the word out and create change in today's world, from online campaigning to street protests. Professor Andrew Webber from the University of Cambridge will chair the discussion.
Further information and a programme for the WoW event will be publicised shortly. Tickets will be available online from The Junction website and on the day at the Junction Box Office. There will be a £5 charge for all events on the day, and £8 to include evening events.
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)
Henrietta L. Moore (Sociology)
Sarah S. B. Franklin (Sociology)
Jens M. Scherpe (Law)