Happy 100 years of suffrage feminist friends!!
Give some love to all those wonderful women out there who campaigned tirelessly to ensure the rights of women to vote as today we celebrate the centenary of the Representation Of The People Act following decades of struggle and hardship!! Of course as we know it would take another ten years before Universal Suffrage was granted to women!!
To commemorate this momentous occasion, here are a few articles from the media giving different angles to the story of note- woman’s right to vote!!
Starting with Emily Thornberry https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/05/suffragettes-campaign-women-emmeline-pankhurst
Continuing with an article on the working class suffragettes, from The New Statesman https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2018/02/suffragettes-women-100-years-working-class
Come along and meet some amazing friends this February, and get involved in the Sheffield Feminist Network movement- this programme of forthcoming events has something for everyone!!!
March 6th 2018 ‘Red Rags and Menstruation Matters’ with Irise International
April 3rd 2018 ‘Women and Prosperity: The Gender Pay Gap’ speaker TBC
May 8th 2018 ‘Developing a City -Wide End Violence Against Women Strategy’ with Maureen Storey, VIDA and Sheffield Women’s Hub
June 5th 2018 ‘Faith and Feminism’- a panel debate with representatives from different Faith communities
July 3rd 2018 ‘The Hidden Feminists in Sheffield History” with Sheffield Feminist Oral History Project
Meetings at 7.15pm on the first Tuesday of the month unless otherwise advised * These are women’s meeting and are trans-inclusive Sheffield Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, S1 2EW £2/Free (concessions) W: sheffieldfeministnetwork.wordpress.com E: email@example.com