• WOW - Women of the World festival, Bradford 2017

  • Sat, 18-11-2017 at 10:00
  • Kala Sangam
    St. Peters House
    BD1 4TY City of Bradford
WOW - Women of the World festival, Bradford 2017 - Kala Sangam - Bradford

WOW Bradford is back! Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival is returning to Bradford on 18 - 19 November. WOW Bradford is a unique opportunity for hundreds of Bradfordians to come together, under one roof to share experiences and celebrate the achievements of women and girls with a line-up of over 45 different talks, discussions, performances and workshops. -Check out the full programme here:https://issuu.com/southbankcentre/docs/wowbradford2017final/1?ff=true-Highlights include:Reni Eddo-Lodge explores issues of eradicated black history, whitewashed feminism, race and class from her book 'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race' which has been described as one of the most important books of 2017.Vloggers Hannah Witton and Grace F Victory share their experiences of the highs and lows of life in front of the camera.Harnaam Kaur discusses how women are defined by their hair.Jasvinder Sanghera an activist and campaigner and CEO of Karma Nirvana, chairs Honour where compelling stories of survival and ‘honour’ are shared through moving real life accounts.Men and Gender Equality returns for a second time, featuring Anthony Anaxagorou, a poet and writer and Sikh faith advisor Pritpal Singh to show how gender equality benefits everyone.Shon Faye, writer, lawyer and LGBTQ editor-at-large of Dazed, Bradford born author CJ Atkinson and Asifa Lahore, a transgender activist and performer discuss how trans identities interact with the movement for gender equality.Bradford disability activists Kat Pemberton and Leanna Benjamin tackle dating with disabilities in their workshop 'Not the Undatables!'.Ezdihar Abdulmula from Bradford Cobras Basketball explores how sport can empower women and girls;‘Badass Women of Bradford’ panel shines a light on Bradford’s own inspiring women from the present and past. Under 10s Feminist Corner shows feminism isn’t just for grown-ups or teenagers. -