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International Womens Day at the Vortex Occupied Social Centre

Marakula | 05.03.2007 16:34 | Free Spaces | Gender | London

Come celebrate IWD it the Vortex

Workshops: DJing, sound editing, dreams, health, political music
Films:'Born in Flames' and 'Salt of Earth'
Discussions: Women and the beauty industry, Women in Occupied Social Centres
Plus food, cafe, live music and djs.
Women Only Event



Web contact info

05.03.2007 19:03

More details on the Vortex/Square web site

12:00PM - 12:00AM > ALL AREAS
International Women's Day
- Women-only café open (Downstairs)

1.00 - 2.30pm
- Discussion: Women & the Beauty Industry (Downstairs)
(What makes women beautiful? Who decides? Is the promotion of plastic surgery violence against women?)

- Film: Born in Flames (1983) (Upstairs)
(Documentary-style feminist film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism and heterosexism in an alternative United States Socialist Democracy).

- Health workshop (Downstairs)
- Presentation: Women in Occupied Social Centres (Downstairs)

4.00 - 5.00pm
- Sound editing workshop (Downstairs)
- DJ’ing workshop for young women (Upstairs)

5.00 - 6.00pm
- Sound editing workshop (Upstairs)
- Singing workshop/Spoken word (Downstairs)

6.00 - 8.00pm
- Self-defence & assertiveness workshop (Upstairs)

8.00 - 9.15pm
- Dream workshop (Upstairs)

- Film: Salt of Earth (1954) (Upstairs)
(Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses).

9.00 - 9.45pm
- Composing political music (Downstairs)

9.45 - 10.15pm
- Live Music: Gypsy Folk (Downstairs)

10.30 - 12.00am
- Music: DJ’s (Upstairs)

Timings may vary. More events on the day!

This is a women only event.

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Access Details for Ex-Vortex Social Centre
Based on Sisters Against Disablement Access Code
1. PARKING: less than 50yds away (residents’ parking bays)
2. PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Buses 73, 393, 476
3.ENTRANCES: 5 inch step at entrance. No handrails
4. DOORS: Two doorways: First is 36 inches wide; Second is 59 inches wide. Light to open (inwards)
5. INSIDE BUILDING: 5.1. Ground floor. Entrance room level with smooth flooring. Café room uneven floorboards. Small step between to rooms. No hand-rails. 5.2 First floor even floorboards.
6. LIFT: No lift. 15 steps to first floor.
7. TOILETS: Two toilets. First is 30”x36 with a door open width of 25 inches. Second is 32”x43” with door open width of 27”; doors open outwards; No raiIs. Wash-hand basin separate.
8. DIMENSIONS OF PREMISES: Distance from café entrance to café bar approximately 12.5 yards.
9. FLOOR SURFACES: Ground floor: Entrance room level with smooth flooring. Café room uneven floorboards. First floor: even floorboards.
10. LIGHTING: varies depending on event - can be changed if required
11. SEATING: Soft sofa’s & hard chairs on ground floor; movable; First floor hard chairs; movable.
12. HEATING: generally cool
13. PARTICIPATION: no interpreters
14. HELPERS: general help available at events. Ask to speak with event co-ordinators
15. CRECHE: None
16. FOOD AND DRINK- vegan/vegetarian food available most evenings; help with carrying food; Hot and cold drinks available.
17. SMOKING: Allowed in entrance room and other areas with agreement of participants.
18. STRUCTURE OF ACTIVITIES: Varies depending on event.
Generally informal - breaks taken as needed by participants.

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  1. good stuff — wob