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An Equal Future

In association with Mishcon de Reya LLP

I know we will create a society where there are no rich or poor, no people without work or beauty in their lives, where money itself will disappear, where we shall all be brothers and sisters, where everyone will have enoughSylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst made pioneering contributions to votes for women, but she also fought for some of the most impoverished people in London’s East End, and against imperialism, racism and fascism.

Over the last 100 years since Sylvia was campaigning, there has been momentous change in social equality across all walks of life, but can we argue that modern British society is truly equal? If not, why not? What would a truly equal future look like and is it achievable? And as we look forward to the next 100 years, what advances should be made for equality and, more importantly, how will we get there?

The panel includes:

Nimco Ali, social activist and Co-founder of Daughters of Eve
Catherine Mayer, Co-founder of Women’s Equality Party
Priya Parmar, novelist and Co-Book Writer of SYLVIA
Faiza Shaheen, Director of the Centre for Labour and Social Studies

Chaired by Maria Patsalos, Immigration Partner at Mishcon de Reya.

This Voices Off event runs alongside our production of SYLVIA, a brand new musical about the suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst. Showing from 3–22 Sep. Find out more here.

Please note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres – we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place.

Tickets: £6

£5 for concessions

Access Information

Please note that this event will take place in the Baylis Bar. Entry to the event will be via a number of stairs. If you have any concerns about access, please email access@oldvictheatre.com

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