Women and Non-binary

I’m Finley Kidd, the Women’s Officer at Newnham for Easter 2018-Lent 2019. My role on the JCR is to advocate for all women and non-binary people at our college, particularly as a proponent for feminist change in college and university policy, but also just as a general source of support. You can come to me at any time to air frustration about the marginalisation you are experiencing at the hands of the institution, or with suggestions for something you’d like to see changed.

I’m also responsible for organising consent workshops during Freshers’ Week, maintaining the JCR Women’s Collection in the library and acting as a link between the JCR and the CUSU Women’s Campaign. The Women’s Campaign is the university-wide centre for feminist organising and is run by the Women’s Officer of the Student’s Union, Claire Sosienski Smith. The JCR is committed to collaborating and aligning itself with liberation campaigns across the university, and part of my role in this is to attend weekly Women’s Campaign Forum and feedback to everyone at Newnham.

Newnham is a wonderful place for feminist learning. Our college is so full of thoughtful, loving, principled women and non-binary people to learn from and seek solidarity with, and we also have our own Feminist Society. The FemSoc holds regular discussion and social events, as well as running a blog to give students a platform for feminist writings.

If you have any questions about anything at all, or just want to chat, drop me an email at jcr.womens@newn.cam.ac.uk!

LINKS:

FemSoc facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/newnhamfemsoc/?ref=bookmarks

FemSoc blog: https://newnfemsoc.wordpress.com/

FemSoc Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/newnhamfemsoc/

Women’s Campaign website: https://www.womens.cusu.cam.ac.uk/

Women’s Campaign facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CUSUWomen/

FLY (network for Women of Colour at the University): https://flygirlsofcambridge.com/

FLY facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FLYcambridge/

Feminist dictionary: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z-K1QffTp4L1LIynp880Gl_YLoDf2JwlbhBZEiwdSBQ/edit