Women in history

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.

Become Not Women

In 1848, in response to the 300-strong Convention for Woman's Rights in Seneca Falls (USA) and its Declaration of Sentiments, a Philadelphia newspaper urged the city's ladies not to join the new movement and become women but to stay as "wives, belles, virgins and mothers". Here's my poetic response:

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.

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