Half a century ago, new laws improving the rights of women changed our society for the better. The Equal Pay Act of 1970 and the National Abortion Campaign to protect the Abortion Act 1967, to name but two, were achieved through the organised activism of women taking part in Women’s Liberation, socialist politics, and trade unionism, and with the support of women fighting for personal and civil liberties in their own communities.
This exhibition presents an archive curated by Nottingham-based activists who brought us their personal memories, zines, photographs, posters, papers, campaign badges and T-shirts for safekeeping in Manuscripts and Special Collections. By preserving these living histories, future generations are armed with the knowledge of their struggles. The fight goes on.
Thursday 12 October-Sunday 03 MarchWeston Gallery
FREE EXHIBITION. This exhibition explores correspondence from the medieval period to the present and celebrates the letter’s enduring importance.
Tuesday 09 AprilDjanogly Theatre, Lakeside Arts
Dr Lisa McKenzie, who grew up in the coal-mining town of Sutton-in-Ashfield, is a self-described working-class academic, exploring how the white working class in the UK are perceived.
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