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Update on January

Our next discussion group will actually be in Favorit on Teviot Place as the library is shut.  If you have concerns about access or are worried that you won’t be able to find us then just email at

January Discussion Group

The next discussion group will be on the 3rd of Januaryfrom 3-5 in the McDonald Road Library.  As always this is a discussion group for self-identifying women only and children are welcome.  The McDonald Road Library is accessible (ramps, ground floor meeting, disabled parking) but if you need more information on accessiblily then just get in touch.

Its the start of a new year and we know a lot of people won’t be around but if you are then please join us for some discussion about how the last year was for you personally and for the feminist movement and for what we all hope for and want to do in 2010.

EWRASAC Fundraiser

Short notice I know but tomorrow night there is a fundraiser for Edinburgh Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre at Boda on Leith Walk.  Its a musical pub quiz, starts at 8.30, costs £5 per team.  It’d be really great if people could come along and suppor this!

Also, before hand at 6 on Bristo Square, the university feminists have organised a vigil to start off the 16 days of activism against gender based violence.  If you fancy coming along a few of us will go straight from their to Boda.

The next planning meeting will be on Tuesday the 24th (ie this coming Tuesday) at 6pm in the Lounge Room in Teviot Union.  There is wheelchair access.  Don’t worry if you aren’t a student as there will be someone hanging around to sign you in.  Please do come along if you’re interested, we’re very non-scary!  If you have any questions or concerns then email EdinburghRTN2008@googlemail.com

The next discussion group will be on the 6th of December from 3-5 in the McDonald Road Library. As always this is a discussion group for self-identifying women only and children are welcome. The McDonald Road Library is accessible (ramps, ground floor meeting, disabled parking) but if you need more information on accessiblily then just get in touch.

The topic will be religion in the feminist movement. As a group EFN includes women who have a religious faith and those who don’t, so we thought it would be interesting to have a space where we can discuss how what we believe affects our feminism, how different faith groups treat women, and anything else we’re thinking about around faith and feminism. Whatever your perspective is, please come along and enrich our discussion!

RTN is back

Its time to start organising the next Reclaim the Night march, and so this is your first chance to get involved! Many of those involved in organising the last march are unable to commit to another run so we’re looking for some new women to get involved with the next one, to bring new ideas, energy, planning skills etc. We’ll be meeting Monday the 9th (this Monday) at 6pm in the Filmhouse cafe (good wheelchair access, feel free to bring children). This is a chance for those who have been involved in the past to hand over the information and skills they have collected to those who want to organise the next one. You’re not making a massive commitment by coming along, feel free to come along if you just want to find out about more.

The filmhouse cafe is quite big, so if you can’t find us or just don’t know anyone then feel free to call 07988187031 and we will come find you!

Femmestruation Week

Edinburghs new Anarchafeminist Kolektiv is planning a week for of activities in February  13-20th around the topice of menstruation, looking at a whole range of topics including the impact on the environment from tampons etc (and the alternatives available) to various gigs, zines and chances to discuss how menstruation affects our lives (whether its something we do or don’t do).  You can find them on their blog http://edinburghanarchafeminist.blogspot.com/ or on facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=203779835872&v=info&ref=ts.

The more people that get involved the better it’ll be so if you have the time to spare then please do get involved!