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Feminist Webs Newsletter - December 2019

Welcome to the December edition. This month, we look at Manchester Girls - a new artwork by two North West based artists. Join The Proud Trust's carol concert or sign up for free training. Enjoy.
Caitie, Holly, Jada and Holly. Manchester, 2018.

Manchester Girls

I was inspired by the idea of how a city can shape your identity, and how it becomes a part of you. Dean Davies

This month, Manchester Girls  is released. The work from photographer Dean Davies with stylist Vicky Olschak is described as a ‘love letter to the north’. It is comprised of a photobook and short film showing Manchester Girls in “their resilience, their love for the city and community, and their impeccable sense of style”. It is not often that working-class girls from Manchester are the focus of photographers. Drawing on his personal experiences, the series pays homage to the women that influenced, and continues to influence, the artist today. You can see the full interview with the artist here

Supporting girls to understand and develop their own identity has always been central to girls work. Manchester Girls looks to draw on the city you grow up in to shape who you are. Many young people choose to  identify as ‘Mancunian’ rather than ‘British’ so what does this mean for girls as we come to the end of this decade?

Project idea

Give girls the camera. We’d love to see how girls represent themselves. #feministwebs
  • How do girls respond to this work?
  • How do girls identify in 2019?
  • What connection do girls feel to their city?
  • How do girls show their strength, resilience, vulnerability?
  • How do you respond to the work, and is that different from how girls see it?

Free training for people who work with young people in Manchester 

If you are new to youth work and working with young people or just need a refresher, come along to our free training to explore equality, diversity and equity.

Dates and Locations

Mon 9th Dec, 1.30pm - 4.30pm. GMYN, Manchester Centre BOOK HERE
Mon 20th Jan, 1pm - 4pm.  Benchill Community Centre, Wythenshawe. BOOK HERE 

Launch of Anti-Discrimination Pack

November saw the launch of #WeStandTogether 's Anti-Discrimination Pack. It is aimed at youth and community workers with the aim of facilitating people's learning of diversity and inclusion and to challenge hate in their communities. It is jam packed full of resources challenging discrimination which can be delivered with groups and has lots of new ideas. The pack is has just been launched and will be available on their website by the end of the year.

Engage in Human Rights

Amnesty International have launched their annual Write for Rights campaign. This year their focus is on children and young people who are tackling the biggest crises of our time. Amnesty ask us to write letters of support, sign petitions, lobby governments and stand by those on the line. There is a downloadable pack on their website and is a great way to engage girls and young women in human rights issues. 
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