Despite the massive changes of the last half-century, gender equality is still a dream. Women are paid less than men, do more housework, and experience more sexual violence. This lecture explores the memories of women who lived through events from the sexual revolution to the #MeToo Movement, asking ‘As women, where are we now – and how did we get here?’
Please note that there is a content warning for this lecture – this lecture will include some discussion of sexual violence.
Lecture starts at 6pm followed by a drinks reception from 7.15pm.
The event is free and open to all, booking will be available soon via the the Lakeside Theatre webpage.
Part of the Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series.
There will be a table for donations for the ‘Love Grace’ appeal at Professor Loughran’s lecture. This is an appeal for handbags containing hygiene items in memory of Grace Millane, who was murdered in New Zealand. Grace was from Essex and was a victim of sexual violence.If you are able, please bring a handbag with items to donate. If you are unable to fill a handbag, please donate whatever you can -all items will be gratefully received in Grace's memory, and used to support other women who have suffered domestic or sexual violence. You can find out more about the appeal here - https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/nov/22/love-grace-handbags-collected-in-memory-of-grace-millane.