Karma Footprint: Next Generation Feminists Speed Networking Event || London || 23 June 2018
KARMA FOOTPRINT : £ 50 raised for My Body Back Project and all left-over food was donated to rough sleepers in Camden.
WHAT : Feminist Speed Networking
WHEN : 23 June 2018
WHY : To create an empowering atmosphere and opportunity for young women to come together, build connections and mobilise social activism. The event was a fundraiser for My Body Back project, which “works with women who have experienced sexual violence, regarding their physicality” and encourages these victims to learn to love their bodies again.
RECAP : A spread of unlimited food and drink, bowls full of feminist questions and a group of 24 amazing young women… what more could you want? For our first event, NGF decided to host a feminist speed networking session that would allow young women to get to know each other on a one-to-one basis. From how to dismantle workplace misogyny, the effectiveness of the #MeToo movement, and the challenges of being a feminist in a capitalist world, to our favourite feminist books and feminist achievements, the event was a great opportunity to discuss the things we really care about.
CALL TO ACTION: As a collective we will be carrying out a range of activism projects that aim to tackle the multiple forms of oppression that women face around the world. We believe that it’s up to our generation to drive change and make a real difference. Watch this space for future events and projects!
In the meantime, to quench your activist thirst, these are a few books and podcasts we discussed at the event:
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race by Reni Eddo Lodge
Cybersexism: Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet by Laurie Penny
Meat Market: Female Flesh under Capitalism by Laurie Penny
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti
Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldua
Unruly Bodies: Life Writings by Women with Disabilities by Susannah B. Mintz
Inferior by Angela Saini
Everyday Sexism by Laura Bates
How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran
What Is Karma Footprint?
Your Karma Footprint is the amount of good you release into the atmosphere as a result of your actions as individuals, organizations, communities and collectives.
VERVE events are centered around women coming together in cities all over the world in order to harness our power, wield it wisely, and make a difference in a very real way.
"What you do matters."