‘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 enough’ Sylvia 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.
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