Speaking Out Celebration Conference

We’re happy to announce that registration for the Speaking Out Celebration Conference is now open! Further details and tickets can be found here.

This free conference is being held Saturday, 2 September at The Steeple in Dundee, 10am-4pm. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, 22 August.

We’re so excited for this event which will focus on exploring the history of the Women’s Aid movement, how this history connects with the current work of Women’s Aid and how the project has been sharing these themes with the public over the past year.

The programme will feature keynote speeches from Dr Lesley Orr, historian, writer and activist, and Lesley Riddoch, journalist, commentator and broadcaster. There will also be talks from Hannah Telling, PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, on the historical context of domestic abuse, Glasgow Women’s Library on their involvement with the Speaking Out project, and breakout sessions focusing on various aspects of the project including the recording of oral histories from people associated with the Women’s Aid movement over the years, the development of a project film, the collaborative curation of our touring exhibition, and the cataloguing of the Scottish Women’s Aid archive held at Glasgow Women’s Library.

We’re also very much looking forward to a performance by Dundee Women’s Aid choir.

Lunch will be provided on the day and there will be a crèche run by Rise & Shine Childcare (please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or if you plan on using the crèche).

We are providing a limited number of travel bursaries (up to £100 based on the number of applications received) for Women’s Aid workers. For further information and to apply please contact Emma Gascoigne.

Come share in what’s sure to be an amazing day of discovering, exploring, and celebrating the history of Women’s Aid in Scotland!

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