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Women in history

International Women's Day: Past, Present and Future

Submitted by Janine on 09 October 2014 at 15:25

Written for International Women's Day 2007:

March 8th each year is International Women’s Day. It is celebrated across the globe, and is a day for campaigners to draw attention to women’s continued second-class citizenship and need for equality. However, it is also celebrated by the very same governments and corporations that contribute to women’s unequal rights.

Constance Markievicz: a life

Submitted by Janine on 02 October 2014 at 12:56

These are biographical notes on the 'Red Countess', Constance Markievicz, prepared for the London Socialist Feminist Discussion Group on 10 October 2008. Also attached are two one-page files giving a timeline of her life.

Constance Georgine Gore-Booth was born on 4 February 1868 at Buckingham Gate in London, the elder daughter of Arctic explorer and adventurer Sir Henry Gore-Booth, 5th Baronet, and Lady Georgina née Hill.

I, Minnie Lansbury

Submitted by Janine on 02 September 2021 at 21:16
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At 3pm, Janine speaks on a panel about Minnie Lansbury and the Poplar rates rebellion in a seminar taking place immediately before the premiere of a new play on this subject at 5pm.

Venue: RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London WC1E 7EX

Wyre Forest Labour Women: speaking about Minnie Lansbury

Submitted by Janine on 01 July 2019 at 09:47
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Venue: Wyre Room, St Georges Hall, Load Street, Bewdley, DY12 2EQ

Janine will give an illustrated talk about the life of Minnie Lansbury. Copies of her biography of Minnie will be available to buy at the reduced price of £10 each.

After the talk there will be drinks & nibbles…