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11:00 Category: Secular Hall (non-LSS event)[11:00] The Sunday Assembly
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The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrates life.

Motto: live better, help often, wonder more.

Mission: to help everyone find and fulfill their full potential.
  • Live Better. We aim to provide inspiring, thought-provoking and practical ideas that help people to live the lives they want to lead and be the people they want to be;
  • Help Often. Assemblies are communities of action building lives of purpose, encouraging us all to help anyone who needs it to support each other;
  • Wonder More. Hearing talks, singing as one, listening to readings and even playing games helps us to connect with each other and the awesome world we live in.

Come and join a global network of super people who want to make the most of this one life we know we have.
Details: http://www.leicester.sundayassembly.com/
Listings: http://www.list.co.uk/event/20592487-sunday-assembly-leicester/
Facebook: https://facebook.com/sundayassemblyleicester

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13:00 [13:30] LPU Motherhood and Feminism (ext event)
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Leicester People's University "The relationship between motherhood and feminism has always been bumpy. Since second wave feminism in the US started focusing on liberating women from the duty to birth and raise children decades of work by activists and academics has dealt with the meanings, subjects and experiences of motherhood. "This session, led by Irina Cheresheva, will start with a discussion of key themes tackled by feminist theories of motherhood, such as the dismantling of ‘essential’ motherhood, the critique of the subject position of the mother and the critique of the theoretical dominance of white, western, middle class, heteronormative mothering. "Bearing in mind the evolution of equal labour legislation since the 1970s, we will then will discuss the ways feminist work on motherhood has been both structured and in a sense limited by searching for the so-called ‘contradictions of motherhood’. "The concept of motherhood as performative and culturally contingent will be presented as a possible way to move beyond these contradictions and get over the desire of creating a totalizing theory of motherhood. "The final part will consist of the presentation of an example of how a culturally specific childcare ritual, namely the solid food introduction to infants in Hungary and Bulgaria, can work to shape women’s maternal subjectivities."

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18:00 Category: LSS - Secular Hall - Public event[18:30] LSS: Achieving deep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions
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Paul Fleming, Director of Sustainable Development at De Montfort University, discusses what needs to be done to meet the ambitious targets agreed for cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.

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