We held our first public event, in collaboration with the London Feminist Network Book Group, in September 2019. We are hoping to hold more public events over the coming year – and where possible in collaboration with other groups. If you would like to collaborate with us to organise an event, please get in touch.

We are committed to setting the ticket price for our events at the very minimum that is possible to cover the costs, and we attempt to provide free tickets on request for those who otherwise could not come.

This page provides a summary of our planned and past public events, with links to the Eventbrite and Facebook posts. For the past events, wherever possible we provide links to the talks.

Upcoming events

Watch this space!

Past events

Webinar 2pm Sunday 14 June 2020

Porn, Prostitution and Violence against Women – Campaigning for better outcomes for women

In recent times, demands for the legalisation (or full decriminalisation) of prostitution have centred on a quasi-feminist argument that women have a right to earn a living selling sex if they so choose.

In this webinar we’ll be looking at the social and historical context to show how the options available to women are systematically controlled against women’s interests. There will be two presentations followed by questions and discussion of what we can do to address this.

Lilly will be giving us a historical overview of prostitution and pornography and the position of women based on the work of, amongst others: Gerda Lerner, Marilyn French, Sylvia Federici and Andrea Dworkin.

Esther has a longstanding interest in research on legal and public policy approaches to sexualised violence and domestic abuse. She uses her own experience of porn and prostitution to reflect on these issues. Her talk will look at consent issues, the global reach of depictions of sexualised violence and what this means for women and girls.

Saturday 29 February 2020

Can humanity survive without empathy? How the sex trade harms us all and how we can resist.

This event was a collaboration between Nordic Model Now! and Men at Work.

Read Jade Serpents (@Jade_Serpents) live tweeting  from the  event 

17 September 2019

Prostitution: What are the problems and how do we solve them?

This event was a collaboration between Nordic Model Now! and the London Feminist Network Book Group.