100 years since the first women gained the right to vote, Helen Pankhurst will be returning to the city where her great grandmother, Emmeline Pankhurst, began the suffragette movement to introduce her new book, Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights – Then and Now, at a special event being held at the People’s History Museum on Thursday 12 April (6.30pm-7.30pm).
Writer and social rights activist Helen Pankhurst will be talking about the new book, which charts how women’s lives have changed over the last century, as well as offering a powerful and positive argument for the way forward. It’s a chance to learn more about women’s movements past, present and future, whilst reflecting on the incredible legacy of the Pankhurst family.
The evening will be one of a number of events leading towards the opening (2 June) of the People’s History Museum’s exhibition Represent! Voices 100 Years On. This Heritage Lottery Fund supported exhibition will explore what representation meant 100 years ago, when legislation was passed to give all men and some women the vote, and what it means to individuals and communities today.
As well as hearing Helen speak, the galleries and exhibition spaces will be open until 8.00pm for visitors to explore as part of the museum’s monthly Radical Lates. Tickets cost £12 (£6 for concessions) plus booking fee and can be booked