An oldie from the 1980s, a decade of Thatcher, Reagan, crap haircuts and appallingly sexist washing powder adverts. They are not exactly bastions of feminism now, but in the 1980s we were subjected to images of women descending into hysterical panic because 'The dirt says hot but the label says not' (Ariel), their whites had failed the 'window test' (Daz) or were not 'bluey-white'.
Socialist feminism! Everyday sexism! Women's struggles past and present!
Janine will be poetically closing the proceedings at ...
CELEBRATING WORKING WOMEN EVERYWHERE
London NEU Women's Network in collaboration with TUC LESE Committee
Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May 2020
Starts: 5.00pm (both days)
Online Event (Zoom)
POSTPONED due to Covid-19
Janine brings poetic entertainment to the transport trade union's south east celebration!
Venue: The Style and Winch, 72, Union Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1ED
Janine will be giving an illustrated talk about the life of Minnie Lansbury.
Venue: International Community Centre, Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FN
This is a members-only event, although it is free to join the Nottingham Women's History Group!
A donation of £3 from attendees will help towards refreshments and costs.
Signed copies of 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' will be on sale.
Janine will be speaking about the life of Minnie Lansbury at a day-long event at Peterborough Town Hall as part of the Peterborough Women's Festival.
The event starts at 11am, with speakers from 1pm.
Venue: Unite House, 8 Castle Quay, Nottingham NG7 1FW
Hosted by Nottingham Unite Community, Janine will speak about the life and politics of Minnie Lansbury, with a particular emphasis on her community campaigning.
Ian Townson reviews 'Minnie Lansbury: suffragette, socialist, rebel councillor' in Solidarity 491, 16 January 2019
Minnie Lansbury was one of the rebel Labour councillors of Poplar (East London) who in 1921 forced the Tory¬Liberal coalition government to start central government payments to equalise resources between councils in poor and in well¬off areas.
Janine Booth’s biography of Lansbury is rich in detail about her life; working¬class conditions at the time; and much more. It is a solid achievement given the scarcity of material available on Lansbury to work on.