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Celebrating Sylvia Pankhurst: East End Change-Maker

  • New Unity @ Newington Green 39A Newington Green London, England, N16 9PR United Kingdom (map)







2018 marks the centenary of when the UK's first women were finally granted the vote.

What better way to celebrate this milestone than to learn of the remarkable community-organising strategy of Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Federation of Suffragettes? And where better than at New Unity Meeting House, heralded as 'the birthplace of feminism' due to its connections to Mary Wollstonecraft, eighteenth-century author of ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’?

Sylvia Pankhurst was a leading figure within the suffragette movement. While she was imprisoned more often than any other suffragette, her main strategy was not direct action, but community organising. She built a mass movement of East End working class women and men, to support universal suffrage and improve East End living and working conditions.

Silvia Pankhurst's fascinating story provides many insights into how we might effect change today. So please join us to celebrate this remarkable change-maker, through a fascinating slide show and a series of small group discussions. Inspired by her example, we'll explore how we can develop strategies for driving change today!

Bring your daughters (and your sons).

Light refreshments will be available.

Entry is free, but please book your place here:

Co-sponsored by New Unity, the Newington Green Changemakers Hub, and The Ella Baker School of Transformative Organising.

Earlier Event: March 19
Spiritual Explorers
Later Event: March 20
Meditation Group