Event: Navigating the Masculine World: In Conversation with Andrea Cornwall and Persia West

Location: The Conference Room, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG, UK

Date: Monday, 20th November, 2017

Time: 18:00 to 20:00

The imbalance in power between women and men, the masculine and the feminine, has shifted but not been equalised in our shared world.

Despite great strides made in external structures, inequality in gendered power is still the norm and clearly more needs to be done.  How can we all better navigate the masculine structures and forces that many feel disempowered within?

This conversation is the coming together of two radical minds, a meeting of years of experience from different yet complementary angles. There will be a panel discussion and an opportunity to ask questions and explore these important issues. If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: networks@rsa.org.uk.

Andrea Cornwall FRSA is an activist bureaucrat, and Head of the School of Global Studies and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor for Equalities and Diversity at the University of Sussex. Trained as a social anthropologist, she has worked for many years as a researcher and facilitator on questions of gender and sexuality, and on the use of participatory approaches to transform relations of knowledge and power.

Persia West FRSA is an international transgender and LGBT activist, speaker on human rights and diversity, a meditation teacher, and writer and speaker on gender, identity, and power. Her background lies in many years of meditation, which brought a profound sense of her own self, and her shift in gender, which deepened her insights into the limitations of created female and male identity.

To book a place for the event go to RSA.