ElevateHer 2016, presented by the Cass School of Education and Communities, is a multi-day interdisciplinary conference concerned with the political, economic, social, cultural and technological achievements and advancement of women. This year's conference coincides with the 105th anniversary of International Women's Day.
Day two of ElevateHer 2016 features the premiere screening of Heart Sisters, an 18-minute feminist documentary film about the shared experiences of women living in very different places around the world.
Registration will take place between 10.30am and 11.00am; The screening starts at 11.00am and discussions are scheduled for 11.20am - 12.00pm. It all takes place in CC.G.06
Heart Sisters director Kajsa Olsson says: "The aim was to produce a movie that would map the patriarchal oppression, but also to give the international feminist movement an opportunity to learn about different thoughts and experiences. We wanted to create a collective narrative about how it can be to live as woman in a male dominated world. We also wanted to promote international solidarity between feminists around the globe.
"Feminists in Africa, Europe and the Middle East have participated in the film. We talked to academics, activists and ordinary people, and soon we started to understand that these women, independently of their different backgrounds and experiences, had so many thoughts, feelings and memories shared with each other."
Day two also offers a talk by Omolade Femi-Ajao of the University of Manchester. Omolade will deliver a presentation based on her working thesis Factors Influencing the Disclosure and Help-Seeking Practices of Nigerian Women Resident in England with Lived Experience of Domestic Violence. The talk is from 12.30pm - 1.30pm in CC.G.06.
Omolade Femi-Ajao is primarily a public health researcher, with a research background in health education and promotion and social statistics. Omolade is in her final year of PhD research exploring how Nigerian women living in the UK, with lived experience of domestic violence, disclose and seek help.