Save the Women’s Library!
Public Meeting: 7pm on Friday 6th July at The Rocket, 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB (nearest tube Holloway Road)
Join us to discuss what’s going on at The Women’s Library and what you can do to save it!
Many of you have heard about the threat of closure faced by The Women’s Library. Many of you (12,000 people to be precise) have signed our petition protesting against London Met’s decision to divest custodianship. Many of you will have read the extensive press coverage generated by the campaign to save The Women’s Library, which demands that its collections remain together, that we keep its heritage-lottery funded building and its expert body of staff.
Now is the time to get together, as library users, librarians, students, teachers, archivists, union members and community activists to work out how together we can protect this world-famous resource on women and their struggles for freedom.
The meeting will discuss
• How can we ensure that the WL remains open and accessible to all?
• How does this sell-off relate to wider cuts in higher education and attacks on research culture at widening participation universities?
• What is the government doing to protect our museums and archives in a climate of austerity?
• How can we make The Women’s Library an even better resource for feminist activists and the East London community?
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