Call for Submissions – FemFest NL

FemFestNL is a week long festival of all things feminist, including concerts, film screenings, readings – to be held at different venues throughout St. John’s in August – including a two day conference at The Space! We are asking you to help shape the conference through a call for submissions!

When: August 27th & 28th, 2016

Where: The Space, Harbour Drive, St. John’s

Who we are: A committee of feminist organizations, students and activists who are organizing FemFest NL – a feminist conference to take place in St. John’s. It will be carried out from Aug 26th – 30th, 2016 throughout the city with a two-day forum (Aug 27th & 28th) with panel discussions and lectures, to happen at the Space. For this conference, we will be accepting proposals for panel discussions and lectures based around feminist issues related to Newfoundland and Labrador. We welcome submissions from all women (trans, intersex and cis), all those who experience gendered oppression (including non-binary and gender non-conforming people) and all those who identify as women for the purpose of political organising. The conference events will be open to everyone.

What we would like from you:
Your name and/or organization with short two sentence bios, proposed topic, session type (panel, lecture, workshop, roundtable, etc.), and length of session, how many speakers (and their names and short bios if already planned). We are looking for ideas and topics related to Newfoundland and Labrador feminism to build the conference around and to gauge what our community would like to explore.

Topics to consider related to Newfoundland and Labrador feminism:

Rural feminism
Healthcare (LGBTQ)
Social media activism
Non-white feminism
Women in politics/leadership
Sex work
Arts & culture
NL feminism; where we’ve been & where we’re going

Submissions open from March 30th, 2016 until April 30, 2016.
Please submit your idea to: