International Women's Day in Salford

Ann: a celebration at the WCML, 10 March
The Working Class Movement Library will again be celebrating International Women's Day (8th March) on the nearest Saturday. This will be on Saturday 10 March beginning at 2pm. There will be a number of speakers, an exhibition and refreshments. Women and men welcome. The event is free. The final programme will be announced at the end of January.

The Working Class movement Library is a national collection of the history of the trade union, labour and radical movements founded by Ruth and Edmund Frow in the mid 1950s and now housed in a former nurses home in Salford where it fills 40 rooms. Visitors and researchers are very welcome, just ring or email first.

International Women's Day was first celebrated on 19 March 1911 following a resolution proposed by two German Socialists Luise Zietz and Clara Zetkin the previous year at the Socialist Women's conference in Copenhagen. In the years since it has developed into a major celebration in many parts of the world and was given a new lease of life in the 1970s by the Women's Liberation Movement.

It would be helpful if this circulated to colleagues.

The Working Class Movement Library
Jubilee House, 51 Crescent, Salford M5 4WX, UK
Tel: +44-161-7363601
[url]http://www.wcml.org.uk/[/url]
[mailto]enquiries@wcml.org[/mailto]