Feminar: Women and The Economy

We’re delighted to announce the third in our series of feminars (feminist seminars!) on women and economics. The aim of the series is to promote economic literacy amongst LFN members and women in London generally, to inform ourselves about feminist and progressive perspectives on mainstream economics and to generate support for campaigns for economic justice for women.

SPEAKERS:

Ann Pettifor, Executive Director, ‘Advocacy International’
Diane Elson, Professor of Sociology, Essex University; Chair of the UK Women’s Budget Group

OUTLINE:

Ann will ‘set the scene’, giving an introduction to economic concepts from a progressive perspective, explaining the current economic crisis and how we got here, and looking at alternatives to the Conservative-led government’s approach.

Diane will give an introduction to feminist economics and gender budgeting, and explain what a specifically feminist perspective introduces into economics debates.

WHERE: Tindlemanor, 52-54 Featherstone Street, EC1Y 8RT (nearest tube: Old Street)

WHEN: 2-4.30pm, Saturday 19 February(please arrive for registration at 2pm, so that we can start promptly at 2.15pm)

CHILDCARE: Women with children are very welcome to this event. There is a room adjacent to the meeting room where older children can read or do colouring, or where parents / carers can look after babies and small children.

ACCESS: The venue is wheelchair accessible.

REFRESHMENTS: light refreshments will be available.

HOW MUCH: We will be asking for suggested donations towards venue costs etc of £2-£5, please feel free to give what you can.

RSVP: Please email Ellen to book a place: ejf.correspondence@gmail.com Places are limited so it is advisable to book early.

NB: This is a women-only event.

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