International Women's Day 2010

Firebrand Women – Glasgow Women’s Library events 24th February to 30th March 2010

Posted in 2010 02 24, 2010 03 03, 2010 03 10, 2010 03 17, 2010 03 24, 2010 03 30, Scotland by womeninlondon on 22 February 2010

Women have fought for their rights and others throughout the decades and are still doing so. Glasgow Women’s Library is teaming up with the Workers Educational Association to offer 6 sessions showcasing some real Firebrand Women and the campaigns that they worked on which have allowed us the rights that we have today. Come along to hear the inspirational stories of the role women played in these campaigns.

Suffragettes and First Wave Feminism
The brave women who fought for women’s right to vote
Wednesday 24 February, 1pm to 2.30pm
at St Andrews in the Square with Anne Williams

The Temperance Movement
The bold women who tackled the curse of the bottle
Wednesday 3 March, 1pm to 2.30pm
at St Mungo’s Museum with Kirsty Hood

Second Wave Feminism & Peace
The strident women who strove for peace and women’s liberation
Wednesday 10 March, 1pm to 2.30pm
at Glasgow Women’s Library with Adrienne Hannah

Women and the Abolition Movement
The revolutionary women who fought against slavery
Wednesday 17 March, 1pm to 2.30pm
at Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art with Anita Shelton

The ‘Brazen Faced Jades’ who formed the backbone of Britain’s first mass working class movement
Wednesday 24 March, 1pm to 2.30pm
at The People’s Palace with Sue John

The Rent Strikes
The militant women who took on the slum land lords
Tuesday 30 March, 12pm to 1.30pm
at St Mungo’s Museum with Anne Williams
Please note this final session is part of the WEA lunchtime forum series and they ask for a small donation of £1 from those who can afford it.

These sessions are open to both men and women. For more information or to book your place send us an email or you can call us on 0141 552 8345
Or you book through the WEA on 0141 221 0003 or email

Download the PDF Firebrand Women Flyer

The WEA have been awarded a grant through Awards for All from the National Lottery to to provide these sessions.