SADLY CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS.
Feminist theory – or academic feminism – does not have a great reputation. Some deem it impractical and irrelevant to the feminist struggle in the ‘real world’, while for others it is exclusionary and elitist. Simi, a Nigerian feminist, makes a case for why feminism needs theory, but also more. By drawing on examples from black and African feminist thinking, she will take us through some of the ways in which theory can sharpen our activist practice.
Simidele Dosekun is a lecturer in media and cultural studies at the University of Sussex. Her current work is on fashion and beauty practice among young women in Lagos, Nigeria.
WHERE? The Education Pavilion
WHEN? 11.00 – 11.30am