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Greenham in Common

26th August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free
Two women lying down covered in string, forming a web and attached to nearby fences. Standing over them are six policemen, two writing notes. There is a quote from Virginia Woolf which reads: ‘We can best help you prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods’

Greenham in Common is an online gathering bringing intergenerational activists and audiences together on the 40th year anniversary of the beginning of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp. This event will celebrate the contributions of women within anti-nuclear movements, and in doing so, explore the legacy the Greenham Women left on peace activism and on protest culture more broadly today.

Greenham in Common, Thursday 26th August, 6.30pm to 8pm, Online

 

Two women lying down covered in string, forming a web and attached to nearby fences. Standing over them are six policemen, two writing notes. There is a quote from Virginia Woolf which reads: ‘We can best help you prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods’
Credit: GWL Collections

Whilst reflecting on the movement and opening up space to share memories and personal experiences, we’ll consider Greenham Common in relation to various movements which intersect with it, historically and in the present. Together we ask: what are the long term knowledges, connections and practices which grew out of Greenham? How can we learn and develop strategies through connecting with past struggles and also apply a critical lens to contemporary understandings of the world? In disconnected times, when rights to protest and police powers are shifting, how can we find ways to come together and nurture connections between our struggles?

Hosted in collaboration between Glasgow Women’s Library and Peace Education Scotland this event invites speakers from different environmental campaigns to recall and call for activist practices which can shake the world on personal and political levels.

Booking

The event is free and open to all. To attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation with you.  If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so herePlease note that booking will close on Wednesday 25th August and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

Accessibility

This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

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Organizer

Glasgow Women’s Library
Phone:
0141 550 2267
Email:
info@womenslibrary.org.uk
Website:
https://womenslibrary.org.uk/