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An invitation to celebrate International Women’s Day
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Women: A Success Story
A free Cambridge premier of a documentary film

The film documents the great advances of the past 100 years and celebrates gains made in the struggle for equality in the West today.

From across the generations, they share what they overcame and what’s changed. Interwoven with original archive footage, we learn of women in the cotton mills, life during the war, the 1984 miners’ strike; from outdoor loos, terry nappies and changing attitudes to women’s bodies.

Confronting contemporary myths and prejudices about women and men, 40 women give us a fresh perspective, suggesting we can be more courageous. This film encourages us to continue to find solutions to inequality together.

Funded and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund,
Jack Petchey Foundation and #iwill

Sunday 10 March
doors open 13.15 film starts 13.30
Cambridge Central Library
3rd Floor
7 Lion Yard, Cambridge CB2 3QD

Book your free ticket on Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ women-a-success-story-cambridge-premier-tickets-56391504508

Cash donations for the room hire are welcome

15.30 local pub: Cash bar

Upcoming events (1)

Migration and the decision to Leave the European Union

Cambridge Central Library

As part of Refugee Week 2019, The Heretic Club will debate the political and moral issues about people forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution or natural disaster and economic emigration and immigration. Some British citizens can seem resentful that their communities have undergone dramatic changes as a result of immigration policies. Why is the issue of immigration the symbol of political marginalisation of ordinary people? Does asserting that freedom of movement as an individual right neglects a collective right to a border? Why are politicians not consulting citizens about the type of immigration policy we would like? If you voted Leave or Remain, The Heretic Club is driven by a belief that issues of our day and their historic roots can be discussed by all citizens. Free speech can help us explore conventions of our time, irrespective of an individual's formal education. Bringing dissenters and believers together to invigorate public debate. 1) Immigration from the late 1800s sovereign states and freedom of movement. What has historically been the political approach to migration and patriotism in Britain? Is it utopian to want freedom of movement for all? What political conflicts has immigration caused amongst citizens? – Maurice Glasman, Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, London Metropolitan University 2) Are border controls a flexing of the coercive arm of a state across the globe or the legitimate response of national sovereignty? Are open borders a threat to our nation state and to citizens? – Jon Holbrook, Barrister 3) Was the Brexit vote of 17.4m a show of xenophobia and an indicator of the renewal of fascism in Britain? How do we account for a high level of Black, Minority and Ethnic citizens who voted to Leave the EU? What would a democrat’s view of the future of immigration policy for Britain be? What could be in a manifesto? – Rakib Ehsan, Centre on Radicalisation & Terrorism Free: tickets in advance on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/migration-and-the-decision-to-leave-the-european-union-tickets-62111766967 Suggested £4.50 cash donation to cover costs please Social 15.30 in a local pub

Past events (2)

The Brexit Battle, Public Debate

CB2 3QD

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