About

We aim to act as a hub to enable women and men who support feminism in York and the surrounding area to meet (in real life or online), discuss, share ideas and take action.

2017 Meetings

After giving the idea of Monday evening meetings a try for quite some time, we have now taken the decision that we’re going back to having two Sunday meetings per month, as was the case before. The Monday meetings were set up to try to accommodate people who couldn’t make it on a Sunday, but they have turned out to be very poorly attended and therefore it was felt that we should stick with a day that has been proven to work!

As of January 2017, the meetings will be at 11am on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, and will be at Dusk on New Street, York. We normally sit upstairs because it is quieter up there and has better privacy, but there are also tables downstairs and the ground floor is in fact accessible, so if anybody wants to come to a meeting but thinks they might struggle with the stairs, please let us know and we can meet downstairs.

List of Dates

  • 8th and 22nd January
  • 12th and 26th February
  • 12th and 26th March
  • 9th and 23rd April
  • 14th and 28th May
  • 11th and 25th June
  • 9th and 23rd July
  • 13th and 27th August
  • 10th and 24th September
  • 8th and 22nd October
  • 12th and 26th November
  • 10th December only

We have decided to keep all meetings for self-identifying women only, in order to provide a safe space where members feel able to share openly. Women are more than welcome to bring their children along. Though we are unable to provide childcare, we will endeavour to support those women who would like to attend with their children – on the understanding that we allow an open space for feminist discussion, which might include topics that parents may feel are unsuitable for their children.

We would absolutely welcome and encourage interest from men who would like to help support our group. Please do get in touch.

Email: yorkfeministnetwork@hotmail.co.uk
Twitter: @York_Feminists

We would welcome feminist articles / essays / musings from any of our group members to include on this blog. If you have a piece that you would like to be included on our website, please email it to yorkfeministnetwork@hotmail.co.uk.

Accessibility

Due to the historic nature of York it is exceptionally difficult for us to meet all possible accessibility requirements eg wheelchair accessible, suitable for people with hearing difficulties, financial accessibility etc.  This means, despite our best intentions, we often have to settle for partially suitable venues depending on the needs of people who currently attend.  If you’d like to attend but can’t because the venue isn’t suitable, please let us know and we will look into other options. If you know of an accessible venue that is available free of charge, please let us know.

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2 Responses to About

  1. Best wishes from Harrogate!

  2. helengraham says:

    Hi, this is a great thing you’re doing. Are you still meeting? Helen

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