CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a group of artists, designers, and activists who have come together to organise exhibitions, workshops and publications, to raise awareness of rape culture under all guises. As part of this project CRC will be hosting three workshops at Housmans through the month of March. Please see below for details.
To keep up to date with the group’s other activities, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/confrontingrapeculture
4th March, 7pm
Feminist Yoga with Affective Yoga
‘Emotions may be critical to showing us why transformations are so difficult, but also how they are possible’. Sarah Ahmed.
This 3 hour workshop will explore the relationship between feminist feelings or emotions and yoga (physical postures, breathing and meditation) with a focus on healing. It will be split into 90 minutes of yoga lead by Affective Yoga followed by a winding down session with free refreshments.
”I believe when we come to and get involved in feminism we experience emotions, such as pain, anger, hope and wonder. I believe we hold these emotions in our physical and mental bodies. Embodied feelings show us why transformations are so difficult but also how they are possible. During this yoga workshop we will explore the emotions we embody as a result of our feminism(s), releasing the pain and anger to approach change from a place of peace and love and build on and strengthen the hope and wonder we have in ourselves to continue to fight for change in our societies.”
Open to all levels – you don’t need to have prior yoga experince.
Booking your place:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your place.
The cost of the workshop is based on a sliding scale (£10 unemployed/£12.50 part-time employed/£15 employed).
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you require financial assistance to attend – in every class reduced rate spaces are available.
11th March, 7pm
Poets Against Oppression
Confronting Rape Culture has teamed up with a small group of young and upcoming poets, writers and spoken work artists from across London to bring you an evening of language and performance discussing rape culture in contemporary society. The performances will be followed by a healing-oriented workshop written by Brighton-based artist Ant Stevens. Called ‘The Heart Is It’s Own Place’, the workshop studies the innate human ability to transform adversity into a source of growth when engaged in a supportive system.
Free non-alcoholic refreshments will be provided.
18th March, 7pm
Own It! Campaign
Confronting Rape Culture are thrilled to announce an upcoming collaboration with Birmingham’s ‘Own It! Campaign’ in the form of a workshop at Housmans Bookshop, Kings Cross, London. Own It! specialise in helping young women realise and celebrate their beauty and potential by broadening beauty definitions and providing them with tools to nuture their self-esteem.
Keep your eyes peeled for more information!
DISCLAIMER: CONFRONTING RAPE CULTURE are a non-profit organisation, who does not offer professional medical help.