Manifestos for Women - Providing a political platform to debate the future direction of Nottingham
Nottingham Civic Exchange
This event will explore the issues Nottingham women are facing, the political solutions proposed by local parties and the Women’s Centre, and how can civil society encourage positive changes through local campaigning, political engagement and community organising.
- From: Monday 29 April 2019, 5 pm
- To: Monday 29 April 2019, 7.30 pm
- Registration: 5 pm
- Location: Lecture Theatre 3, Newton Building, Burton Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
- Booking deadline: Monday 29 April 2019, 3.00 pm
In the run-up to the local elections on Thursday 2 May 2019, the Department of Politics and International Relations at NTU, Nottingham Women’s Centre and Nottingham Civic Exchange have joined together to hold a panel debate with prospective political candidates and leaders.
Following the publication of the Women’s Centre’s Manifesto which was supported by academic and student input, the team wanted to provide a space to invite political candidates to debate the issues and share their ideas for the future direction of Nottingham. This event will explore the issues Nottingham women are facing, the political solutions proposed by local parties and the Women’s Centre, and how can civil society encourage positive changes through local campaigning, political engagement and community organising.
Audience members are encouraged to bring their questions for the panel.
Light refreshments will be provided and there will be stalls from local campaigning groups, political parties and unions. The event is free of charge and all genders are welcome to participate!
Dr Paula Black
Dr Paula Black is Director of Nottingham Civic Exchange and leads the overall development of our work. She has a professional background as an academic and has taught Sociology at the Universities of Sussex, Manchester and Derby. She has also worked as a researcher, as a senior manager in Local Government and, prior to joining Nottingham Civic Exchange, she was Director of Research at the New Economics Foundation Think Tank.
Councillor Corall Jenkins
Cllr Corall Jenkins is a Labour Party Councillor at Nottingham City Council, representing Clifton South Ward.
Monica is the Conservative Party Town Council Candidate for Bingham Town East. She has been an active member of The Conservative Party since 2015 and runs her own marketing company. She’s a very proud mum of one beautiful 8 year old daughter.
Councillor Sue Mallender
Cllr Sue Mallender is a Green Party Councillor at Rushcliffe Council for Lady Bay.
Chair of Nottingham Liberal Democrats.
Helen is the CEO at Nottingham Women’s Centre. She is passionate about social justice and has enjoyed continuing the Centre’s great history of campaigning. The Centre has been asking women what they want and has put together the results in the WoManifesto - a set of demands to candidates in the local elections. Helen will be asking the panel what they are going to do to meet them.
If you would like to apply to host a stall or you have a question about the event, please contact Dr Katerina Krulisova
|5 pm - 5.30 pm||Refreshments and networking|
|5.30 pm - 5.35 pm||Event opened by Dr Annabel Kiernan, Deputy Dean the School of Social Sciences|
|5.35 pm - 6 pm||Introduction from Chair and then opening speeches from each panel member on; how their party/organisation is supporting women, what we need to do to make Nottinghamshire safer for women and why it’s important for women to be involved with politics.|
|6 pm - 6.20 pm||Set questions from NTU and the Women's Centre|
|6.20 pm - 7 pm||Questions from the audience, including from organisations including POW and Equation|
|7 pm - 7.30 pm||Refreshments and networking|
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