Brunel University is about to host their first ever V-day celebration and the excitement couldn’t be more real.
After years of lagging behind on the activism for women front, Brunel seems to be taking strides to catch up with other universities. Last year, Brunel’s first Women’s officer was elected into the student union and the Feminism had a complete rehaul making it much more inclusive.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. V-Day is a catalyst that promotes creative events to increase awareness, raise money, and revitalize the spirit of existing anti-violence organizations.
As described by the organisation itself, V-day is a global event that raises awareness about issues such as incest, sex slavery and female genital mutilation.
In a similar spirit, Brunel, by the initiative of Wendy Knepper of the English department, is joining in with this fight against oppression against women all over the world. In true Brunel fashion, students will be at the heart of the event. Thomas Willet and myself have been at the heart of the organisation of this event look forward to getting more of our peers invloved in the cause.
The event takes place on the 3rd of February 2016 in the Antonin Artaud building, room AA001 from 1pm-4.30pm. A special talk by Xiaolu Guo and a screening of her award winning film ‘She, A Chinese’, is likely to be the highlight of this event but by no means will it be single faceted. Sections of the day will include writing activities alongside the theme of women’s issues as well as talks by students including myself. There will also be discussion about an ongoing project of a literary publication about modern day feminism written by Brunel students.
V-day at Brunel University is sure to be a hot pot of revolutionary thinking considering the campus’ diversity and it would be a shame to miss it. Visit the facebook event page for more information https://www.facebook.com/events/1749805578584186/.