Alla Shvets, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Women’s League, became a mentor for the "Woman for Woman" program
Alla Shvets, Deputy Head of the Ukrainian Women’s League, Doctor of Philology, researcher of the history of the Ukrainian women's movement, women's writing, contemporary gender issues, intellectual biographies of prominent Ukrainian women, became a mentor in the Women for Women program and will present an individual project "Woman and the Spirit of the Times: Origins, Ideas and Backstage of the Ukrainian Women's Movement," which will include 10 online meetings with the group over the course of a month.
The mentoring program "Woman for Woman" is implemented with the support of the Bureau for Gender Strategies and Budgeting in partnership with the Center for Gender Culture and the Museum of Women's and Gender History.
We will look at little-known facts of the history of the Ukrainian women's movement, biographies of its leading representatives, the publishing backstage and intrigues of the women's almanac First Wreath, the role of men in the history of women's emancipation, key messages of Ukrainian feminism in terms of the past and present, and organize interesting discussions and audio stories. I will share interesting artifacts, such as photographs, correspondence, and memoirs, to accompany each meeting. I will also hold an individual consultation for each of the participants.
Among the various topics of the author's online project Alla Shvets:
- what the biography of Natalia Kobrynska, the founder of the women's movement, hides and why she "was never an avid feminist";
- the main messages of the emancipation movement for Ukrainian women and the key instruction to "be yourself";
- the role of men in the history of the Ukrainian women's movement and why "women have never stood up to men";
- how the first women's institution, the Society of Russian Women, emerged and what moods prevailed in it;
- how it came to the first women's almanac;
- behind-the-scenes stories of the First Wreath, including who initiated its name, who and why halved Olena Pchilka's story "Comrades", how the socialists of Pavlykivka were concealed in the almanac, who prevented Olga Kobylyanska from joining the First Wreath, and how Olesia Bazhanska's authorial ambitions were "calmed";
- the post-history of the First Wreath and the intrigues of the Second Wreath. In this context, the centennial history of the Union of Ukrainian Women will also be discussed.
- As part of the project, 10 most interesting audio stories will be created and recorded, which will become a creative product for the Center for Gender Culture and the Museum of Women's and Gender History.
We invite everyone to join the project and share the joy of cooperation and communication.
Online meetings will be held every Wednesday and Friday at 17 pm.
The program starts on August 11.
Registration by the link