Feminism Past and Present: Screening of Suffragette followed by Q&A with historians and activists

Suffragette 2015
Suffragette 2015
Join Feminist Fightback for an evening of ‘Feminism Past and Present’

6pm, 15th October 2015, Genesis Cinema, London

The special screening of ‘Suffragette’ will be followed by a Q&A with Laura Schwartz (author of Infidel Feminism and historian of the women’s suffrage movement at the University of Warwick) and Alice Robson (a member of the East-London based collective Feminist Fightback).

‘Suffragette’ tells the stories of ‘ordinary’ working women, living in London’s East End, who threw themselves into the fight for the vote. Unlike most histories of the women’s suffrage movement, which focus on its middle-class leadership, this film stars Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff as laundry-women, juggling ten-hour working days with raising their children and blowing up stately homes in the name of the Cause. Click here for the FB Event