Speaker: Inna Shevchenko (FEMEN)
Venue: Oxford Union
This event is members only. Open to members of the Ukrainian Society and the Oxford Union
The OUUS Committee is excited to announce Inna Shevchenko as one of the invited speakers this term. Inna’s is the most recognisable face of the controversial radical feminist group FEMEN, which was founded in Ukraine in 2008. She left Ukraine in 2012 having received death threats because of a protest that involved the cutting down of a crucifix with a chainsaw. Inna has been a vocal critic of the Ukrainian government during the protests that have been taking place in Kyiv over the past few months.
Ms Shevchenko will be joined by a representative of FEMEN France, Sarah Constantin, to deliver a talk on FEMEN’s work, and they will also discuss the subject of radical feminism more broadly. This event will be co-hosted by the Oxford Union, and will take place in the Union building.
Message from the President
Our society works hard to raise awareness of Ukrainian culture, history and current affairs through a wide range of academic and social events, which we organise for Ukrainian students and all those who have an interest in our country. We are always looking to develop strong links and cooperate with like-minded organisations, and this has enabled us to continue to thrive as we approach our 10th anniversary in 2014.
The Society’s success would not be possible without the inspiring and hard-working individuals that help to promote it. We strongly encourage all those interested to get involved!
About the Society
In winter of 2004, two Ukrainian students from Lviv, Eleonora Suhoviy and Roman Zaviyskyy, having met at Oxford, resolved to establish a Ukrainian Society promoting Ukrainian culture and intellectual heritage within Oxford University.