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Essex Business School, Room EBS.2.50

University of Essex Colchester Campus

Wivenhoe Park

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This one-day symposium explores ‘difficult conversations’ and how they can be the impetus for positive change. The emphasis on voice and naming of experiences in feminist theory has tended to elide the tensions that can arise as a result. We would like to explore these tensions, how they are dealt with in different scenarios and critically assess how they become a productive resource leading to positive change. Rather than simply focus on ‘speaking out’, the symposium is concerned with the tensions that occur when addressing sensitive topics, and how this is not only necessary but a productive force. The symposium is open to anyone who is interested to engage with these issues.

We are delighted to announce that confirmed speakers so far include: Sukhwant Dhaliwal (Bedfordshire), Maria do Mar Pereira (Warwick), Rosalind Gill (City), Gail Lewis (Birkbeck), Lata Narayanaswamy (Leeds), and Awino Okech (SOAS).

This event is organised by CISC (https://www1.essex.ac.uk/sociology/research/cisc.aspx) the Centre for Intimate and Sexual Citizeship, and is generously funded by the Department of Sociology. Refreshments (lunch and cofee/tea) will be provided.

This is a FREE event, but places are limited, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have any queries about the event, dietary requirements, need alternative formats of materials or other reasonable adjustments, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the organisers at: cisc@essex.ac.uk.



Event image courtesy of Krystina Stimakovits: http://www.stima-images.com


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