Greenham Women Everywhere
Greenham Women Everywhere is a talk by Rebecca Mordan at Winchester Discovery Centre about the women who protested the storage of cruise missiles at RAF Greenham Common.
This was arguably the largest and longest running feminist protest of all time - and it was on our doorstep!
This was a campaign that welcomed thousands of women and ran for nineteen years - with no consistent leadership group, limited modern technology, and constant media and political disapproval, how did they make this happen?
Rebecca (a child of Greenham) will be joined on stage by women who were there, and will be celebrating this huge achievement of female solidarity.
Greenham Women Everywhere: a talk by Rebecca Mordan is on Fri 6th Dec 2019.
Based on fresh, original testimonies given by over 100 Greenham Common Women, this talk offers an intimate portrait of the adventures, personalities and dilemmas of the Greenham Women, exploring how Greenham’s legacy has influenced current cultural, and political movements including Repeal The 8th, Extinction Rebellion, the Stanstead 15 and the #MeToo movement.
The one-hour talk will be followed by an audience Q+A
Tickets: £10 adv: www.wirewoolevents.com
This talk is a drop-off point for The Homeless Period Southampton - donations of sanitary towels, tampons and toiletries are collected and distributed to homeless and vulnerable women in the local area.
Proceeds from a raffle will also go to this project - the prize is new novel The Circle And The Flame by S Rogers - a tale of equality and activism inspired by Greenham.