A celebration of International Women's Day

When: March 9 2019

Where: Manchester, United Kingdom


<p>Saturday 9th March 2.30pm. Friends&nbsp; Meeting House, 6 Mount Street,&nbsp; Manchester</p>

<p>In 2019 we are celebrating the lives of women who have campaigned for a better future for all; encompassing ideas of community, justice and solidarit which is highlighted in&nbsp; new book by the women who organised the Women&rsquo;s Pit Campaigns in 1992-3 called <em>&ldquo;You Can&rsquo;t Kill the Spirit&rdquo;</em></p>

<p>One of the women involved, Debbie Mathews,&nbsp; who was involved in the Houghton Main Pit Camp in Sheffield, will speak about how they challenged the closure of the coal mines&nbsp; using principles influenced by the women&rsquo;s peace movement;&nbsp; including non-violent protest, creativity and sharing skills.</p>

<p>Lynne, one of the &nbsp;campaigners, summed up their determination saying <em>&ldquo;The attempt to walk all over us, wipe us, our families, and our villages out has had the opposite effect&hellip;we are not bowed, not depressed, not about to admit defeat because we have got everything that is dear to us to fight for and absolutely nothing to lose.&rdquo;</em></p>

<p>Read more about the book here <a href="/External.aspx?u=https://lipsticksocialist.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/my-review-of-you-cant-kill-the-spirit-houghton-main-pit-camp-south-yorkshirethe-untold-story-of-the-women-who-set-up-camp-to-stop-pit-closures/">https://lipsticksocialist.wordpress.com/2019/02/04/my-review-of-you-cant-kill-the-spirit-houghton-main-pit-camp-south-yorkshirethe-untold-story-of-the-women-who-set-up-camp-to-stop-pit-closures/</a></p>

<p>Also speaking will be:</p>

<p>Sarah Wolley, a active trade unionist from the Baker&rsquo;s Union.</p>

<p>Katy Worley&nbsp; from the new feminist blog<a href="/External.aspx?u=https://makemorenoisemanc.wixsite.com/mysite/mmnblog"> Make More Noise!</a></p>

<p>To book a place at this event: please email maryquaileclub@gmail.com</p>
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