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Charity announces list of heroines to receive freedom awards in the spirit of Sylvia Pankhurst



The charity WORLDwrite, with support from the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, is set to run an extraordinary day of events on International Women’s Day 8th March. These events will celebrate the first women getting the vote and, in particular, the campaigning of East End heroine, suffragette and revolutionary Sylvia Pankhurst.

Starting with a breakfast reception attended by the charity’s contemporary heroines including Dame Ann Leslie, Ann Furedi CEO of BPAS and Director of the Academy of Ideas Claire Fox, awards based on scrolls designed by Sylvia Pankhurst will be presented.

WORLDwrite Director Ceri Dingle said today: “We wanted to mark the occasion by highlighting women whose political campaigning is in keeping with suffragettes like Sylvia Pankhurst. Women who see men as allies not enemies, who see women as robust equals not vulnerable victims and whose work exemplifies the fight for freedom and democracy. Unlike the virtue signalling of current celebrity campaigns or the whinging of very well-off women, these real world heroines are not fearful of men’s advances or poor etiquette but are concerned to deal with more important issues from low pay to decriminalising abortion to attacks on civil liberties and democracy or international relations. They are worth celebrating and we salute them.”

The full list of Freedom Scroll recipients are here: http://www.worldbytes.org/meet-the-crew/freedomawards/

Just as Sylvia presented the scrolls she'd designed to newly freed su?ragees at breakfast events, these modern heroines will be presented Freedom Scrolls at a breakfast recepon at The Clapton Table Cafe & Bistro (159 Lower Clapton Rd, London, E5 8EQ) on Internaonal Women's Day, Thursday March 8th at 10am. Tickets for this free event are free to the public and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-breakfast-reception-presentation-tickets-43317348355

The presentaons will be made by spiked columnist and author Ella Whelan. Bubbly, coffee and cakes will be served.

The Freedom Breakfast is part of an extraordinary day of events arranged by the charity which are all free to attend. These include a Gala ?lm screening, Suffragette Tea Party and filmed discussion programme.

For interviews email ceridingle@btconnect.com or call 0208 985 5435

Further free events include:

Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible Gala Film Screening at the Castle
Cinema in Hackney
For more information, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sylvia-pankhurst-everything-is-possible-gala-cinema-screening-tickets-43317683357

The Centenary Suffrage Tea Party at the WORLDwrite centre in Hackney
For more information, click here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-centenary-suffrage-tea-party-tickets-43317976233

Su?ragees then and now? A ?lmed debate & discussion at the WORLDwrite centre in Hackney
For more information, click here:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suffragettes-then-and-now-a-filmed-debate-discussion-tickets-43318140725

We hope you will join us on Thursday 8th March for some or all of the day. All events will be fi ...

News Release: Charity announces list of heroines to receive freedom awards in the spirit of Sylvia Pankhurst
Submitted on: March 02, 2018 06:06:07 PM
Submitted by: Ceri Dingle
On behalf of: www.worldbytes.org/meet-the-crew/freedomawards/
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