Welcome to UEA Womanist Society 2021/2022!
From womanish. (Opp. of ‘girlish,’ i.e., frivolous, irresponsible, not serious.) A Black feminist or a feminist of color. From the black folk expression of mothers to female children, ‘You acting womanish,’ i.e. like a woman. Usually referring to outrageous, audacious, courageous or willful behavior.
- Definition from In Search of Our Mother's Gardens by Alice Walker.
So, what is Womanism? Coined by prolific black poet and activist Alice Walker, Womanism was created in response to the exclusion of black women from mainstream feminism in the USA during the 20th century and operated in conjunction with the black civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Womanist Society is a political society that provides a safe space for BME students to express themselves in ways that mainstream feminism has often proved unable to facilitate.
We embrace Black feminist thought in our discussions, promote intersectional feminism, and create a platform for students to critically discuss and challenge contemporary discourse on race and intersectionality.
We also hope to host social events such as food nights, games/quiz socials, movie nights, and pres to club nights.
President - Krysta-Jo McKenzie
Vice President - TBA
Treasurer - Emily Hood
Secretary - Maisie Pearson
Publicity Officer - Ben Cook
Social Secretary - Bea Sleigh-Johnson
Equality and Diversity Officer - Mariam Jallow
Events and Health & Safety Officer - Florence Strang-Boon
Union Rep - Ines De Luis
First Year Rep - TBA
Stay up to date and in touch with the society!
Join our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram, where information is regularly posted regarding events, news etc. Additionally, members will be the first to know any relevant society news and information about upcoming events through emails. Message or email us about any questions, queries, suggestions or complaints and we will answer ASAP!
- SU Website: https://www.uea.su/opportunities/society/9493/
- Instagram: @ueawomanistsoc
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/698034943662324
- Email: email@example.com
As we do not currently have a Vice President or a First Year Representative, please do contact us if you are interested in applying for these roles!