Who are the women who have something to say about war and the causes of war? Members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) have been raising these issues for 103 years.
Join us for a talk from members of WILPF Katrina Gass and Helen Kay who will discuss WILPF’s foundation and past activities as well as talking about their current actions. The talk will be followed by a screening of the film “These Dangerous Women”. Produced by The Clapham Film Unit and directed by Charlotte Bill, this documentary celebrates and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the International Congress of Women that took place on the 28 April 1915, when 1,300 women from 12 countries – warring, neutral and allied – met at The Hague.
This event is part of a range of events related to LSE Library’s current exhibition Giving Peace a Chance: From the League of Nations to Greenham Common, which includes a slideshow telling the story of WILPF, curated by Katrina Gass and Helen Kay. The exhibition will be open before and after the film screening and is free to visit. Find out more about the exhibition.
The British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE Library) 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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