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Dear Friend: Backwards and in Heels

Dear Friend: Backwards and in Heels

Women and Politics

9 June 2016

9 June 2016, Dear Friend Backwards in Heels - Women in Politics @ People's History Museum

Time 16:30 - 18:00

Duration 1 hours 30 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

Politics has generally been a male domain, but women have been involved in the political process for a long time.  Some were Queen Regnant, such as Elizabeth I, some campaigned for universal suffrage alongside men, such as Mary Fildes, and some even ran for office, such as Constance Markievicz, Nancy Astor, or Margaret Ashton.

Many women have also been involved in the ongoing struggle for labour rights, equal pay, equal representation, and equal opportunities for all.  Come by the stall, take part in Dear Friend and write a letter to an inspirational woman.

Dear Friend is a letter-writing project celebrating women who stood up for others, past and present.  We’re now welcoming submissions!  Write a letter to support a woman who inspired you or who made a difference in an area of equality; such as the fight against slavery, racial discrimination, or the ongoing fight for peace.  We’ll digitise and transcribe it, put it on the website, and help raise the profile of whoever you think we need to celebrate.  You can write anything from a postcard to a full letter, and hand write or type it.Manchester Histories Festival

Part of Manchester Histories Festival 2016.

Suitable for adults and young people

  • Treat yourself to 15% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Love PHM?  Join the Radicals and support the museum

Booking Requirements: No booking required, drop in activity