Women Against the Odds
In the spirit of NWR’s 2015 theme of Democracy, Liberty and Human Rights, NWR Warwickshire & West Midlands have organised a superb Area Day on Saturday 10 October 2015 promising to be both informative and stimulating.
Women Against the Odds brings you Palestinian/British Phoebe Rison who has led humanitarian responses, including the Syria crisis and the recent war in Gaza speaking to you about Middle Eastern women’s lives in a modern world, and Louise Reed who will be talking about British women from the past including speaking in the character of Emmeline Pankhurst about women and voting.
A mixture of cultures, of past and present and of food and refreshments is sure to make for a thought-provoking and delicious day, so best you sign up now before tickets get sold out!
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Lots in the news today about suffragettes the film Suffragette opens the London Film Festival. The granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst was also interviewed on BBC news this morning. Catch it later again on the rerun of the news...
Thank you to everyone that attended our Area Day on Saturday. Our two Speakers were both very interesting and the comparison between lives of women here in the UK in the early part of the 1900s and current lives of women in The Middle East was marked! Both talks generated many great questions too!