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Equal Power: Free Online Workshops with Fawcett Society

Equal Power: Free Online Workshops with Fawcett Society

Lucy Fernandez, 1 July 2020

We have been working with the Fawcett Society since 2018 and earlier this year, on International Women's Day, celebrated the launch of our 3rd charitable collection with the Fawcett Society. One of the main pieces from this collection is a call for Equal Power, and to raise awareness of their three-year campaign to get more women in all our diversity into politics at every level. Each piece sold from the jewellery collection donates £3 to Fawcett Society, to help fund the vital work they do, and we also have T-shirts and Jumpers by Teemill too which donate £1 per item sold!

This Summer, because of the coronavirus, they are running a series of FREE online training workshops for women. The workshops will cover a range of community organising and leadership, getting into politics and using your voice online. Their programme also includes sessions specifically for women who are Black, Asian or part of a minority ethnicity.

Equal Power jewellery Fawcett Society

Below is a list of dates for this month and information on each session and where to sign up:

GETTING INTO POLITICS

Wed, 8 July 2020, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
How can I become a Councillor in England?
The Parliament Project will help you explore what councillors do. Learn about how councils work, explore councillors’ responsibilities and the time commitment and skills you might need. Hear from women councillors across the political spectrum and learn about their journeys, be inspired to represent your local area.
Sign up here

Tue, 21 July 2020, 12:00 – 13:00 BST
Meet The New Girls Network
50:50 Parliament support women getting into politics: 50 women inspired by the campaign stood in the last general election, and 9 MPs were elected. In these inspiring networking events, you'll learn how 50:50 Parliament can help you build your personal political profile and match you with a buddy from your party to support you on your journey. You will also meet some amazing women MPs and members of the 50:50 team.
Sign up here

Fawcett Society Equal Power Earrings

£3 donation to Fawcett with every purchase of Equal Power Earrings

 

GETTING INTO POLITICS AS A BLACK, ASIAN OR MINORITY ETHNICITY WOMAN

Wed, 1 July 2020, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Candid Conversations: on being a local councillor, and a woman, and BAME, and Muslim

Muslim Women's Network UK will be hosting a panel discussion with women councillors from different political parties who also from a BAME background and Muslim. Join to hear about their political journeys, the additional barriers they’ve faced as well as opportunities that have come from being in politics.
Sign up here

Wed, 8 July 2020, 13:15 - 14:15 BST
Candid Conversations: On being an MP and a woman and BAME

Muslim Women's Network UK will be hosting a panel discussion with women MPs who are also from a BAME background from across different political parties. Join to hear about their journeys into politics, the change they been able to make as well as to hear about the additional barriers they’ve faced as BAME women MPs.
Sign up here

Mon, 20 July 2020, 19:30 – 21:00 BST
Exploring Your Political Pathway for BAME women

In this session The Parliament Project will help you explore ways to become more politically active and demystify the process of standing to be an MP or councillor. Connect with other BAME women also wanting to make a difference and get into politics.
Sign up here

Fawcett Society Equal Power Necklace
£3 donation to Fawcett Society with every purchase of E
qual Power Necklace

USING YOUR VOICE ONLINE

Mon, 27 July 2020, 13:00 - 14:00 BST
Digital Self Defence: How to Keep Politically Active Women Safe Online

Are you a woman involved in grassroots campaigns or a woman with political ambitions yet the fear of online abuse is preventing you from taking the next step forward? Is the toxicity on social media yet another barrier for you to take your rightful space? Are you a woman needing support to set boundaries and make digital spaces better serve you and your career ambitions? Then this one hour free online workshop run by Glitch is for you.
This interactive workshop will help you better understand online abuse and vital digital self defence and self care strategies to enable you to have a flourishing online presence without compromising your wellbeing.
Sign up here

Fawcett Society Clothing Tatty Devine
£1 donation to Fawcett Society with every clothing item ordered

If you're thinking about it, we urge you to take part in one or as many of their sessions as you can to allow yourself to be inspired and gain the skills and knowledge to get more politically active. They welcome women from across the political parties, as women's representation in parliament needs to grow - and don't forget to pop on your Equal Power jewellery or clothing!

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