Tag Archive | activism

29/7 Creating a nonviolent world – Anarcho-Pacifism and the development of nonviolent space / a talk by Joe Llewellyn

29/7 Creating a nonviolent world – Anarcho-Pacifism and the development of nonviolent space / a talk by Joe Llewellyn

We kick off our new series Another World is Possible with a presentation by Joe Llewellyn on ‘Anarcho-Pacifism’. Joe is studying at the University of Otago’s Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies and is involved in the Dunedin Organisation for Global Nonviolent Action. This talk will have two parts: Firstly, I will discuss anarcho-pacifism, what […]

27/5 SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON’S CAFETERIA screening

27/5 SCREAMING QUEENS: THE RIOT AT COMPTON’S CAFETERIA screening

This month we wrap up the feminism and gender series with a film screening and discussion. The film is Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria (dir. Susan Stryker 2005). It looks at a key moment in the history of Queer and trans* activism in the USA – a fightback by a group of transgendered […]

MAHDIS AZARMANDI reading list

Last month, we were lucky enough to host MAHDIS AZARMANDI speaking on ‘Being and Becoming a radical feminist of colour*’. Mahdis has kindly put together a list of some of the writers / reading that she mentioned in her presentation. Click through for more info, or pdfs where available. Thanks Mahdis! Ali Shariati Fatemah is […]

29/4 AMIRA HASS: Reporting from the front line in Palestine

This month, we are throwing our support behind the Otago Uni branch of the Tertiary Education Union‘s event: AMIRA HASS: REPORTING FROM THE FRONT LINE IN PALESTINE. Amira Hass is an Israeli journalist for Haaretz and she will be delivering a public lecture in Castle 1, Uni Otago, from 6pm on Wednesday 29th April. Please […]

NEXT SPEAKER: Dr Rebecca Stringer 25 February 2015

The next speaker in our feminism series is Dr Rebecca Stringer, from the gender studies programme at the University of Otago. Rebecca’s work focuses on the politics of victimhood and feminism in the contemporary neoliberal context. She has recently published a book: Knowing Victims (Routledge, 2014). Come along and hear Rebecca’s presentation and join in […]

Watch This Space! DFU is back in 2015!

Hi everyone, we will be kicking off our 2015 programme in February. Keep checking back here for updates and info on the conclusion of our feminism and gender series and more info on upcoming series. If you are keen to get involved in the collective, leave a comment here with your email address and we […]

PODCAST Jennifer Ashby on Jean Devanny #feminism seres

Did you miss Jennifer’s presentation on Jean Devanny? Click here to listen to the podcast and the lively discussion on raunch culture, as well as the, intersection between class and gender politics that followed. Here are some snaps from the event ~rosie~