Feminist Activism in China: In Conversation with Li Maizi 女权行动在中国:与李麦子的对话/ Tuesday 7th March


Next Tuesday (7th March) I’m going to be taking part in a conversation on Feminist Activism in China with Li Maizi 李麦子 (aka Li Tingting 李婷婷) of China’s ‘Feminist Five‘, one of the leading figures in global feminist and LGBTQIA+ networks.

I’m going to be joined on the panel by Harriet Evans, Tricia Kehoe, Monica Merlin and Xu Juan (of the art collective Bald Girls) and we’ll be discussing everything from women’s rights, equality and activism to the role of social media and performance art in raising awareness of gender discrimination. It promises to be a night of lively discussion and debate and anyone wishing to attend can register for free here via eventbrite.

For more information on Li Maizi, including her detention in 2015 and her gender equality advocacy, there is an interview here on China Change. This article by Maura Cunningham also provides some insightful background reading for anyone interested in learning more about the future of feminism in contemporary China.