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Celebrate International Women’s Day February 13, 2007

Posted by Winter in class matters.

@The Working Class Movement Library

Saturday 10th March 2007 2pm

Speakers: Nes Brierley, Bernadette Hyland, Imra Shoaib

Songs from Claire Mooney

plus exhibition, displays and refreshments. All welcome

Nes is active in direct action and environmental campaigns

Imra is President of Oldham Trades Union Council

Bernadette has been active in Irish community campaigns

Claire is a singer songwriter from Manchester. http://www.clairemooney.co.uk/.

International Women’s Day was first celebrated on 19 March 1911 at the instigation of two German Socialists, Luise Zietz and Clara Zetkin, In the years since it has developed into a major international celebration.

The Working Class Movement Library is located at Jubilee House, 51 Crescent, SALFORD. Tel:0161-736-3601. email: http://uk.f267.mail.yahoo.com/ym/Compose?To=enquiries@wcml.org.uk. website: http://www.wcml.org.uk/.

The library is a wonderful and unique collection of books, pamphlets, banners, journals, archives and much else on the history of labour, trade union, radical and feminist movements from the time of Thomas Paine in the 1770s to the present day. It was started by lifelong Socialists -Ruth and Eddie Frow – in their own home in Old Trafford in the 1950s and now fills 40 rooms in a former nurses home in Salford. Eddie died in 1997 but Ruth, now 84, is still very much involved in the work of the library. It is now a Trust with 2 members of staff and many volunteers working to catalogue the collection and organise events. Friends of the library include Sally Alexander, Sheila Rowbotham, Maxine Peake, Sheila Hancock, Siobhan Redmond, Sinead Cusack and Kate Atkinson. The library welcomes researches and visitors (please ring to arrange an appointment).



1. antiprincess - February 15, 2007

wow – y’all have a Working Class Movement Library?

that must be quite something. gives me shivers, a little, just thinking about it. I’d love to visit.

2. Winter - February 16, 2007

Yeah, and I’m ashamed to say I knew nothing about it until this was sent to me.

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