Join Us for Feminism in Practice: A Salon!
Several of us are gathering October 21, 6:30 to 9pm, to discuss what a feminist workplace could look like and how we can use our everyday work to move closer to this vision. Our conversation will focus on how we can help each other bring more feminism into what we do at work. It’s free, but please register here so we can get an accurate count!
We hope to “community source” examples of everyday, concrete practices that people of all genders are using now to create feminist, anti-racist, just spaces at work and in their communities.
We are inviting community leaders and builders, artists and scholars, entrepreneurs and executives, students, activists, change agents, and makers – truly any person interested in advancing the cause of a more just, inclusive, and practical feminism – to join us for honest and open, meaningful conversation over nibbles and drinks.
We’re asking that you bring an example of an action you’ve tried, a situation you’ve have faced, or an opportunity that you’ve have identified, to put feminist ideas into practice at work.
We will share these ideas with each other, and work to develop them into examples or templates that other people might use in their own workplaces.
We’ll help you capture the ideas in short videos, quick blog posts, or any other medium, so that these ideas can be shared on the FeministsAtWork site for anyone to use.
We have a few requests of everyone who joins:
- We ask that folks who join us feel confident that feminism is a worthy movement that they can and want to participate in.
- We ask that folks who join us will approach the conversation with kindness and a sense of community spirit, so that we can challenge ourselves as we work with each other, and
- We ask that folks come ready to create some shared group expectations so that all of us feel welcome, safe, and affirmed throughout the event.
Location & Details:
We’ll gather on Tuesday evening, October 21, from 6:30 to 9pm, in the community space at Idealist. Idealist is located at 302 5th Ave in Manhattan. Celia Harquail and Lex Schroeder will host, but this will be a community conversation.
Please register for the gathering on our Eventbrite page, so that we know who to welcome. Also, please bring a friend or two and help us expand the conversation.
Please let us know via email if you have any accessibility or food-related concerns that we can help with.
Special thanks to Allison Jones and the folks at Idealist for making their space available to our group! We especially appreciate the material support of organizations whose mission and values resonate with ours. We hope that you’ll help us thank Idealist by checking out their inspiring Careers blog, following @Idealist on Twitter, and perhaps by sharing some of their posts with your colleagues.