Preview: RGU Feminist Society 'Red Tent' Event

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RGU Feminist Society presents a Red Tent Event created by Shelagh Brown in collaboration with Women’s Equality Champion, Anna Hughes MacIver.

A Red Tent event is usually described as a meeting place where women come together for mutual support where you can share stories, experiences and skills with women of all ages and background. It’s somewhere you can take time out from commitments to family and work. 

On one of many websites dedicated to Red Tent events, www.redtentdirectory.com, describes a Red Tent event like this:

“Women’s lives have changed immeasurably in the last 50 years but we still live in a desperately unequal world where many women feel powerless and unheard.  In particular we have yet to achieve balance in terms of leadership and how decisions are made.  Meanwhile shocking levels of violence and discrimination against women continue in our communities and around the world. The Red Tent movement is about creating regular feminine spaces for women to share their stories, rest and gain strength to meet the challenges of our time and their daily lives.  This is work that we believe will make a difference not only to women themselves but also to all the people around them.  In short, we ‘know’ that the simple act of creating safe and empowering feminine spaces is life and world changing work.”

This event will be our own independent interpretation of a Red Tent event, an art installation, and social event. Join us for a light lunch and conversation. We’ll bring some ideas to talk about and please bring yours too. 

The event will be happening on Friday 6th May, on a full moon when Red Tent events usually happen. The art installation will be open all day from 11am till 6pm with the lunch and conversation part happening from 12 till 2pm. The event is being held in Room SB37a, Garthdee Annexe, RGU.

We are interested in collaborating with other creative people with skills in fine art, photography, design, media and also events and catering. Any and all contributions are welcome! We’d love to hear from you.

If you’re interested in getting involved or just want to find out a bit more information about the event then you can get in contact with Anna by emailing womanschampion@rguunion.co.uk

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