The imbalance in power between women and men, the masculine and the feminine, has shifted but not been equalised in our shared world.
Inequality in gendered power is still the norm. Changing external structures - laws, conditions, policies and so on - has made a great difference, but clearly more needs to be done.
This conveRSAtion is the coming together of two radical minds, a meeting of years of experience from different yet complementary angles. It’s about a recognition of elemental feminine power, clarity in perception, and how the fulcrum of change lies within us. It’s about women, men and others better navigating the masculine structures and forces that many feel disempowered within.
There will be a panel discussion and an opportunity to ask questions and explore these important issues.
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About the speakers:
Andrea Cornwall is an activist bureaucrat, Head of the School of Global Studies and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Equalities and Diversity at the University of Sussex. Trained as a social anthropologist, she has worked for many years as a researcher and facilitator on questions of gender and sexuality, and on the use of participatory approaches to transform relations of knowledge and power.
Persia West FRSA is an international transgender and LGBT activist, speaker on human rights and diversity, a meditation teacher, writer and speaker on gender, identity and power. Her background lies in many years of meditation, which brought a profound sense of her own self, and her shift in gender, which deepened her insights into the limitations of created female and male identity.
Location: The Conference Room, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG