Women’s History Month 2020

Women’s History Month raises awareness and empowers women by discovering, documenting and celebrating women’s lives and achievements. Our vision is of a diverse society where everyone’s contributions are celebrated and recognised equally.

An exciting programme of events and activities designed to celebrate Haringey’s women past and present was due to take place throughout March 2020, but unfortunately this was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events that were planned for 2020

Discussions, craft activities, performances and film screenings were meant to celebrate a whole host of women who have made their mark on the borough and beyond - from local pioneer Priscilla Wakefield in the 18th century to Stella Dadzie, an educationalist, writer and historian from Haringey, well-known for her involvement in the Black Women’s Movement from the 1980s and legendary storyteller and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison - and many more besides.

Last year’s key events included:

  • Our launch event at Bruce castle Museum on Sunday 1 March at 1.30pm
  • A celebration of International Women’s Day on Sunday 8 March from 11am to 7pm at Lordship Hub - Download the International Women's Day Celebration flyer (PDF, 166KB)
  • A special Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) awareness event on Wednesday 11 March, 11.30 at Marcus Garvey Centre
  • A celebration of 50 years of the Women’s Liberation Movement on Wednesday 18 March at 7pm at the Green Rooms
  • A conference and exhibition launch in honour of Beatrice Offor on Saturday 21 March, from 10.30am at Bruce Castle Museum

For full details of this past WHM programme, download the full programme of Women’s History Month 2020 events (PDF, 5MB).


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April 19, 2021

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