Greens celebrate centenary of votes for women

To mark the centenary of the first introduction of votes for women, Berwick Greens are holding a celebratory event.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 11 October, 2018, 11:26
Northumberland Suffragette Emily Davison, who died after falling uner the king's horse at the Derby in 1913.

The event will celebrate the steps forward that have been made, the women who sacrificed so much, and also to ask what deeds are needed now, in our own lifetimes, to make sure that democracy is still advancing, rather than going backwards.

An expert panel of speakers has been assembled, including Penni Blyth, a historian specialising in the life of Northumberland Suffragette Emily Davison and how her example can inspire young women today; Natalie Bennett, the former leader of the Green Party of England & Wales; and Patrick Harvie co-leader of the Scottish Greens.

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The event is on Saturday, October 13, from 4pm to 7pm at Palace Green Pavilion. All welcome.