The Women’s Strike Assembly has organised two women’s strike events in Leeds for 8 March:
- 12pm rally in Briggate
- 4.30pm assembly at Bridge Street Church.
More details on their facebook page.
For the avoidance of doubt: UCU is not explicitly or implicitly calling for members to take strike action, but please go along to the events if you can. Some staff and students are meeting at the Parkinson building steps at 11.30am to walk down together.
International Women’s Day event on Saturday
Saturday 9 March 10.30am – 12.30pm
Momentum have issued wide invitations to their Women and Socialism event
on Saturday from 10.30am – 12.30pm, in Leeds Civic Hall (the one with the golden owls). Speakers include Leeds TUC president Jane Aitchison (who spoke at our strike rally last year).
Celebrating 100 years of women in engineering and science
7th – 8th March, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery.
Feminist Archive North mark the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) with a display of material from their collections related to women in science and engineering.
Please support this event if you can: when we were on strike this time last year Feminist Archive North phoned us to say they would not cross a picket line and would delay their long-planned exhibition. They came to visit us on the picket lines and ran a fascinating teach-out about their archive – they are all sorts of awesome.