As part of women's week, Aberdeen university's students association are holding a week of events including the Reclaim the Night march (poster above)
A list of their events can be found here and also on facebook (which is linked from their site).
The Reclaim the night event which is on Thursday the 8th of March includes a day of banner making, a talk about the history of the march and then the evening event itself which starts at 7pm at St Nicholas Square. This is an international event and I'm really thrilled to see it happen in Aberdeen, despite the lack of support from the council. As well as taking part I will be interviewing those involved, in the hope to spread further awareness of the issues that are still current and relevant today.
On the saturday there is an extra special day of events:
International Women's Day: screening of "Women Art Revolution"
Myself and Naomi will be doing a performance at the after screening event in the Belmont bar, We'll also be doing a Q&A about the performance and specifically my thoughts on post-feminist/post-gender theory. Really excited to be part of it all. I'll also be filming the event (along with the others in the week) as part of my equality documentary based here in Aberdeen.
All pretty exciting things happening this week. and I have every faith that we're making the right steps.
On a personal, internal note, this; these experiences are really shaping my ... uhm... studies? No, It's more than that... perhaps I'll just think about that for a while.
I'm very happy anyway with all thats currently involved within my practice.