When & where – we meet on the first Monday of the month at “Next To Nowhere” – Liverpool Social Centre , in the basement of 96 Bold Street, Liverpool L1 4HY. We have an organising meeting at 7pm, and a discussion group open to all at 8pm.
Finding the venue & accessibility – the entrance is next door to News From Nowhere Bookshop, and the social centre is in the basement below the bookshop. Ring the white doorbell for the basement.
Access to the basement is via stairs, but there is a lift if you need it. (Unfortunately the lift is sometimes out of order – we will try and let people know if we know in advance that that is the case).
About the organising meeting at 7pm – this meeting is women only (which includes women who have not always lived as women), and is for us to plan events and actions and share information about feminist campaigns and activism elsewhere.
About the educational/discussion at 8pm – this is an informal discussion centering on a particular topic (which is usually decided in advance, either at a past meeting or via our email list) .
You don’t need to identify as feminist to come along, just to be open to talking constructively about feminism, gender inequality and other oppressions, and other issues affecting women’s lives. Pro-feminist men are very welcome, but should respect that that the discussion and topics for discussion will be women-led and women-centred. (Very occasionally we may decide in advance that a particular discussion topic will be women-only).
Sometimes someone might have researched & prepared an introduction to the topic, while at other times we will just start generally talking around the subject. Anyone is welcome to suggest a topic for a future meeting – if there is an issue you are burning to explore, or trying to make sense of, or a sexist experience you need to rant about.
We will often share, via the email list & here on the website, a variety of links to suggested reading such as blog articles around the topic in advance, to help us get started thinking about the discussion topic but reading any of it is entirely optional!
We usually finish about 10pm.