Acting Up! - 45 Years of FoE - Queer & Feminist History

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Celebrating 45 years of Friends of the Earth - Queer & Feminist History. Talking about feminist and LGBTQ histories at Friends of the Earth and how they've intersected with campaign work over the years. The genesis of FoE was in the 60s "new social movements" around anti-war, sexuality and land rights. These developed into streams in the 70s - FoE sought to be active in all movements and not let things be silo'd off into isolaton. Pre "intersectionality" was the understanding that politics has to be holistic in understanding oppression, however we explore whether this was always put into practice. Presenters: Em Gayfer and Megan Williams. Guests: Trish Luker, from Chain Reaction magazine. Lyn Harriott and Beth Mellick, former FoE bookshop coordinators. Sam Castro, FoE international gender justice working group. 

Friday 9:00am to 10:00am
Ratbags, Peaceniks and Agents of Change. Resistance radio that explores the movements that made us, drawing from the activist archives through to voices of resistance today. We take you under the hood to see how collectives and campaigns are formed, mobilise people, work cooperatively to transform systems of oppression and are sustained over time.