Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival is returning to Bradford on 18 – 19 November to celebrate the achievements of women and girls with an inspiring line-up of over 45 different talks, discussions, performances and workshops. 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.
- The ‘Badass Women of Bradford’ panel shines a light on Bradford’s own inspiring women from the present and past.
- 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.
- Ezdihar Abdulmula from Bradford Cobras Basketball explores how sport can empower women and girls.
- The under 10s Feminist Corner shows feminism isn’t just for grown-ups or teenagers.
- 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.
The festival takes place at the Kala Sangam Centre next to Bradford Cathedral. Full details of events, tickets etc can be found in the programme.