Quaker Feminism? Exploring contributions of early Quaker Feminists to Women´s Rights

Start Date
29th July 2019 6:15 pm
End Date
31st July 2019 2:00 pm


Course Details

This course will explore the disproportionate role that early Quaker feminists made to the advancement of women's rights. Women such as Alice Paul, Lucretia Mott, Susan Anthony, Angelina Grimke, Abby Foster, and Elizabeth Stanton were key figures in the first wave of feminism and the suffragette movement. Unfortunately, today they are not household names and their contributions often forgotten or not even known about. We will discuss and celebrate their achievements, while also looking at what role spirituality played in their activism and ideas about gender equality. We will also debate how feminism developed within global Quakerism both historically and today.

We are offering a limited number of free places for Young Adult Friends (18-35 years) on this course which include all meals and accommodation. Please contact learning@woodbrooke.org.uk for more information.

Kathryn Lum is an anthropologist, a lecturer in Global and Gender Studies, and a feminist activist. She is a member of Nottingham Monthly Meeting, and has carried out research on Dalit human rights in India and racial discrimination in Brazil.

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