About sixteen years ago, my local Labour council was making cuts to services, attacking its workers’ pay and conditions, and closing my son’s nursery. I and others campaigned against these cuts. I got into an exchange of letters with the Labour whip in the pages of the local newspaper.
Poplar 100: Centenary of a Revolting Council
Celebrating the centenary of the 1921 Poplar rates rebellion.
Janine gave this talk at 'East End Women Take Action', an event held on 24 September 2016, organised by the East End Women's Museum.
Text of the George Lansbury Memorial Lecture, given on 16 November 2016 at Queen Mary University, London.
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.
A guided tour round Minnie Lansbury's Bow, east London.
If you would like to arrange for me to take you on this guided walk, please email me.
Thanks to Andrew Gellert and Jen Blane for the photos.
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.
Janine will be giving this year's George Lansbury Memorial Lecture at a venue in East London.
Janine will be speaking about the 1920s Poplar Rates Rebellion to introduce a session on Radical Councils. John Burgess from Barnet Unison will also speak, and there will be plenty of time for discussion.