Women from all over the world braved every weather and indignity to live together in order to protest peacefully and creatively about the threat to humankind from the nuclear arms race. In a time before the internet and mobile phones, the women and their supporters managed to organise thousands for actions like “Embrace the Base” in 1982, in which 30,000 women held hands around the edges of the common.
Hear about the project that is for the first time, looking at the truths behind the tabloids, the anecdotal details, the political strategies, and we’ll be bringing the heritage right into the hands of the public through oral histories, interviews and video documentation. Related archive material and objects from the Women’s Library and LSE collections will be out on display
Read more about the project on Greenham Women Everywhere.
Kate Kerrow is a feminist writer. Her plays have been produced in the UK and America, and centre on women’s history. Kate’s first novel, a coming-of-age narrative exploring a woman’s socio-political awakening at the onset of the First World War, won the Pat Kavanagh Prize in 2018. Kate has worked on a variety of grassroots feminist campaigns, and is the Editor of the women’s history publication The Heroine Collective.
Rebecca Mordan has been an activist working against war and male violence since her childhood at Greenham Common. She has been a nationally elected member of CND’s governing body, working with Kate Hudson, Jeremy Corbyn and Caroline Lucas. Rebecca founded and runs award-winning feminist production hub Scary Little Girls and is a regular talking head - or ‘rent a feminist’ - on BBC radio and Sky News.
The British Library of Political and Economic Science was founded in 1896, a year after the London School of Economics and Political Science. It has been based in the Lionel Robbins Building since 1978 and houses many world class collections, including The Women's Library.
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