Senate House Library, part of the University of London, is partnering with 50:50 Parliament to stage this historic event turning the Library's Periodicals Room into a debating chamber for a few hours.
It will be an opportunity for people to engage in lively debate on some key issues concerning women's rights for a few hours. Everybody is welcome.
This is part of the Rights of Women: London's Pioneers in their Own Words exhibition and events season at Senate House Library. The aim is to give women's voices a platform and a legacy through the Library's 'Continuing Her Story' engagement programme.
All those attending will be invited to participate in debating the four main themes which are explored in the exhibition:
- Empowering through Protest and Politics
- Leading through Learning
- Working for Justice
- Controlling Mind and Body
Each theme will be presented by an inspirational speaker ending with a proposition that will be debated by the floor for about 15 minutes. Each short debate will culminate in a vote on the proposition.
*More details about the event format & announcement of speakers leading the debate will be released nearer the time*
The event highlights the importance of an inclusive gender-balanced parliament, that draws upon the widest possible pools of talent, including men and women equally, incorporating their full range of diversity and experience. 50:50 Parliament drives the mission by encouraging, inspiring and supporting political engagement, particularly from women. In addition, 50:50 Parliament lobbies Parliament and the political parties to be more inclusive of women.
A Women's Parliament at Senate House Library
Timings: 6.00 - 8.30pm ending with a short reception
Location: Periodicals Room, Senate House Library
FREE. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - book your place here: https://womenparliament.eventbrite.co.uk (or click button above)