I haven't ran a banner making session for like a year so I spent most of Tuesday running around ULU and Paperchase tiring to get things prepared for the unofficial opening playhouse of play house. We needed sheets paints pens, scissors and glue for the self-identified women-only reclaim the banner making session. Thanks to everyone who came, it was great to meet you all and there was some amazing banners and conversations that happened. You can check out more great photos from the banner making session here:
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On Thursday we had ULU Senate where we talked about things like the Save Your Union campaign, remembrance day and supporting lecturers strike action. Its always nice to catch up with the local sabbs. I want to look into getting access breaks and putting up policy on the ULU Website after meetings.
Straight after Senate I travelled back with the president of SURHUL to Surrey for the Royal Holloway Feminism Society and Afro-Caribbean Society Black History Month Event. It was great to meet all the new members and see that the committee had pulled off such a great event :) Super proud of the fact that Fem Soc and ACS have a great relationship and I'm looking forward to future events. Intersectionality in action!
So it was the night I had been waiting for so long, the first night that I had been allowed to pick a theme for ULU - Wear it Pink. Through selling glow in the dark wristbands and headbands and stickers we managed to raise a grand total of £143 for Breast Cancer Research. A big thanks to Lydia and Nick for helping out on the night. I hope you both enjoy your new Wear it Pink T-Shirts as much as I do! Also shout out the staff who got well involved and the I <3 Consent stickers went down really well! I'm thinking of having them available at every club night. I also got into loads of conversations about the importance of consent, so double win! I had a really hard day at work which started with rushing around the West end with up to my eyes in pink goods so ending the day with such a buzz was great :) Thanks to UCLU Womens' Officer Beth Sutton for helping out with materials too! Seriously could not have done this without you :)
Almost straight after it was time set up for Reclaim the Night. I had the best night at ★ Women Students Reclaim the Night [LONDON] ★ After an awesome and intersectional panel discussion, we rushed to IOE and saw that the march had already started and as it was coming up towards us we rushed to the front and Reclaimed the night chanting R.E.S.P.E.C.T INTERSECTIONALITY! all the way. Super proud of the ULU Women's Campaign!