From suffragette to #MeToo: Continuity and change in women’s rights
Freedom Festival and The Wilberforce Lecture Trust are honoured to welcome to Hull, Dr. Helen Pankhurst, women’s rights activist and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, to deliver this year’s Wilberforce Lecture.
Helen Pankhurst will lead a participatory discussion on women’s lives, reflecting on the changes in the UK since the right to a parliamentary vote first granted to some women in 1918 and discussing how far we’ve really come.
The session will be informed by findings from her new book Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now.
British Sign Language interpreters will also be on site for the lecture.
In partnership with The Wilberforce Lecture Trust.