Minnie Lansbury and the Poplar revolt

My political hero! Minnie Lansbury (nee Glassman) 1889-1922 was the child of Polish Jewish immigrants, who in her short life in the East End of London was a school teacher, suffragette, campaigner for the victims of war, and rebel councillor. She died aged only 32, weakened by a six-week prison spell as one of thirty councillors who refused to collect excessive rates in the impoverished London borough of Poplar.

Workers' Socialist Federation statement on 1918 General Election

The WSF was the organisation led by Sylvia Pankhurst, which had previously been the Workers' Suffrage Federation, and before that, the East London Federation of the Suffragettes. It had previously fought militantly, first for votes for women, and then more explicitly for votes for all, and in 1917 was advocating supporting international socialists in parliamentary elections.

East End Women Take Action: 1888-2016

24/09/2016 - 13:45

Be inspired by over 100 years of east London women fighting for change (and winning!)

Join the East End Women's Museum and East End Sisters Uncut for an afternoon of short talks and conversations about the different ways east London women have challenged sexism, racism, exploitation, and injustice then and now. Share your ideas and learn some new ones.

Speakers include:

Walking With Minnie

07/07/2016 - 18:00

Janine leads a guided walking tour of east London, tracing the life and struggles of Minnie Lansbury, Jewish socialist, suffragette, campaigner for war orphans, communist and rebel councillor.

Meet at Bow Road London Underground station at 6pm ... and finishing up with chillout and chat in Victoria Park.

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