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Last updated:27 February 2017

International Women's Day - Marika Sherwood and Peggy Mulongo

Event location: Working Class Movement Library

Date: 4th Mar 2017

Event time: 14:00 to 16:00

Claudia JonesWe will mark International Women's Day with a talk by Marika Sherwood on Claudia Jones’s remarkable life – Claudia (1915-1964) was born in Trinidad; her parents took her to the US as a child and she was subsequently imprisoned for her political activities and later deported to the UK.  She was an outstanding communist, feminist, peace activist, orator, journalist and founder of the biggest street festival in Europe.  She is buried next to Karl Marx in Highgate Cemetery.

Peggy Mulongo will also speak about her work on female genital mutilation (FMG) and women’s rights. She is a cross-cultural mental health practitioner and co-founder of the charity NESTAC, The New Step for African Community, which has been established to support Africans and immigrants, particularly those living in the North West of England.

Admission free; all welcome; light refreshments after.

This event is part of Wonder Women, Manchester’s annual feminist festival. From 2-12 March 2017, we celebrate the women’s movement born in our area through a radical programme of cultural events, asking how far we’ve come in 100 years – and how far we have yet to go. Visit creativetourist.com/wonderwomen.

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