Though only a few people spoke, seven in total from a room of 22 people, there were some interesting points and hopefully it will lead to more debate. A visual count suggested around 20 men and 2 women so that wasn’t great. But some good and interesting points were made by those who spoke. It’s definitely a start of having this discussion and progressing it in the future.
Please have a listen and add your comments and thoughts on the role of Work and Money within anarchism at the bottom. I’d like to get more points of view.
Contributions without the microphone were cut and they couldn’t be heard on the recording. Sorry of the buzz and echo its a really bad room for sound.
Last night I went to the newly re-formed Men Against Patriarchy discussion and support group in Bristol. I came away feeling very positive about how it went and feel like sharing some of the points that came out of it. Of course, everything said in the meeting is held in confidence within the group so hear I’m just going over the general themes and ideas that came out of that discussion.
I’m going to be hosting a workshop on consent at Bristol Anarchist Bookfair this Saturday April 20th. The event starts at 11am and my workshop it the last of the day at 5pm in the “Room with a view” on the first floor of the building (there’s a lift and stairs). Apparently there’s enough space for about 20 or so people.
I’m working on a Zine to hand out to everyone who goes plus make it available before and after. It’s not quite finished yet but here’s the Introduction, which may be useful to you if you are thinking coming along.
UPDATE: The complete zine is now done and online. It’s not pretty, maybe I will make it look better in the future, maybe I wont. Readable format. Printable Format.