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10:00 am

Whose Honour? York International Women’s Week

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marriott Room, York Explore, Library Square, Museum Street
York, YO1 7DS
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The concept of honour in relation to a female’s sexuality is an alien concept for many; however, it can become a question of life or death. Even before birth, limitations are imposed on women and girls and which continue throughout their lives, often with terrible consequences for those who dare to challenge unacceptable patriarchal norms and practices. This workshop is open to all, and aims to raise awareness of the specific issues related to honour killings and honour violence. It focuses on who are the owners of “honour” and who are the maintainers. Highly interactive, this workshop will challenge stereotypes, and dispel the myths surrounding this abuse. Organiser:  Mussurut Zia, Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York, t: 01904 323671; cws@york.ac.uk Cost: By donation to cover cost of venue, please book  if possible, http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whose-honour-tickets-91793766627 or just turn up. Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilets; hearing loop; limited free disabled parking on forecourt

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Yorkits Workshop: Making Washable Feminine Hygiene Kits for Girls and Women in Developing Countries

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
York Minster, Deansgate
York, North Yorkshire YO1 7HH United Kingdom
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Registration form here  2020 Minster Yorkits Registration Form (click to download) or email yorkitsrotaryainsty@gmail.com; or from York Minster, Church House, 10-14 Ogleforth, York YO1 7JN. All ‘profits’ support our work Access: Wheelchair accessible; accessible toilet; no hearing loop About: Formerly known as ‘Days for Girls’ and now ‘Yorkits’. Women working together to make washable Feminine Hygiene kits to help women and girls worldwide to have access to health, education and dignity. Organiser: Yorkits: supported by Rotary York Ainsty: http://www.tinyurl.com/rotaryya. Organiser: Issy Sanderson – yorkitsrotaryainsty@gmail.com Cost: £3 payable at the door. Preferably book by 24th Feb. Choice of 2 sessions:10.00-12.30 or 13.30-16.00

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6:30 pm

Populocracy: The tyranny of authenticity and the rise of populism

March 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Room SLB/118, Spring Lane Building, University of York, University of York
York, YO10 5DD
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International Women's Day Lecture Please note that this event is being held on a different date from that previously advertised.  Populism, or the political ideology that pits the people against elites, has become a significant feature of mature democracies in the twenty-first century. The rise of populist parties on the right and the left, that appeal to a broad electorate - variously described as "disillusioned" or "left behind" - is proving a powerful and disruptive force. Commentators have been quick to explain the success of parties such as UKIP, France's Front National, and the election of Donald Trump as the appeal of populism. In this talk, Catherine Fieschi examines why populism and populist parties have become a fixture in our politics. Populism's appeal is effective, Fieschi argues, because it has been able to turn some of democracy's key strengths against it. It needs to be understood not just as a response to globalization, but as a consequence of the digital revolution on our political expectations. She shows how new dynamics unleashed by digital transformations have reshaped deeply-held political fantasies of radical transparency and authenticity, and how these have been harnessed by populism, enabling it to make unprecedented inroads into the political landscape. Please note that this event is being held on a different date from that previously advertised.    About the speaker Catherine Fieschi Catherine Fieschi is the Director the new Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary University of London.  She is also Director of the London-based research group Counterpoint.  Prior to founding Counterpoint, Catherine led the London based think tank Demos. Widely published in academia and beyond, her research focuses on populist movements and forms of contemporary mobilisation in Europe and across developed economies. Catherine’s most recent book is Populocracy: The Tyranny of Authenticity and the Rise of European Populism (Agenda, 2019) and she is a regular contributor to press, radio and television debates. A longstanding adviser to European political leaders and campaigns, Catherine also advises business and political decision-makers around the world on new forms of political risk and the changing dynamics of popular mobilisation.  She holds a PhD in Comparative Political Science from McGill University.

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7:00 pm

‘Menstruation Conversations’ during International Women’s Week

March 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room P/L/002, Physics Building, University of York
York, YO10 5DD
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FREE but donations requested

On the 5th of March from 7-9pm, Free the Flow York will be holding an event called 'Menstruation Conversations' - talks, discussions and media around all things period! Free the Flow York is a student-led volunteering group tackling period poverty and other issues surrounding menstruation on campus and in the wider community. It will be held in P/L/002, on the ground floor of the Physics Exhibition Centre at the University of York Heslington West campus. If you are able to, we will be accepting monetary donations at this event.

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