Broad conversations with feminist broads.

This idea emerged out of a desire for collective learning and informed conversation about issues that matter. It's an invitation to gather and discuss our complex and nuanced world rather than sit at home and withdraw into despair. It's an experiment, really, to see what we can learn from each other that can inspire small improvements in our lives, from the simple realization that there are others with the same questions to more tangible community actions.


 

broad

/brôd/

adj. Covering a large number and wide scope of subjects; having a wide range of meanings or applications; including many people of many kinds.

n., informal. A woman. (Or, for our purposes, not a cis man.) 

 
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The details

Broad Conversations are gatherings in Hamilton, Ontario for feminist broads. Our gatherings are intended to bring women and gender non-binary folks together to build community and wrestle with what it means to identify and act as a feminist in this topsy-turvy world.

We host speakers nights, informal social gatherings, educational evenings, and other events as ideas arise. Each event is different, although we do have a regular Silent Book Club on the second Tuesday of the month. Upcoming events are listed on our Facebook page.

We run a semi-regular newsletter, the Broad Conversation Starter Pack, with musings and links to conversation-stimulating articles. 

Since November 2017, there is also a Broad Convos Radio Show

Broad Conversations is interested in partnering with sister organizations to build community and action. Get in touch.

Want to help? Find out about how to get involved!

 

BROAD CONVERSATIONS IS... 

  • Firm in our mission to further a broad conversation among feminist broads in Hamilton; flexible in our execution of this mission.

  • Committed to improvement - of our feminism, intersectionality, and community engagement - and open to honest feedback from everyone.

  • Welcoming to all womxn-identified, gender fluid, and gender non-conforming folks interested in respectful - and at times feisty - conversation. While we adore many of our male counterparts, we ask that men respect this as a space for us to converse safely and on our terms.

 
 

“My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all believed, bridging our differences. And it was the concern and caring of all those women which gave me strength….”

— Audre Lorde

 

 

BROAD CONVERSATIONS IS ORGANIZED BY ERIN O'NEIL AND A BAND OF EXQUISITE CO-CONSIPIRATORS.

Logo and Brand elements by Meg Smith.

radio logo and Event posters by Amy Egerdeen.

 

BRoad conversations is a federal not-for-profit corporation, number 1051439-0.