Events and activities across Haringey to mark Women’s History Month
A programme of events and activities is getting underway in Haringey as the borough prepares to mark Women’s History Month.
Taking place each March, 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.
Events and activities for all ages will be taking place across the borough to celebrate and reflect on the inspirational women who have shaped our society. Residents can…
- Join a messy morning at Wood Green Library and create a paper astronaut to celebrate Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space.
- Take a walk around Tottenham with tour guide Avril Nanton, as she looks at the history of some of the women of Haringey.
- Take part in an Activity Day at Broadwater Farm Community Centre where you can try out taster sports, wellbeing and creative sessions delivered by women in Haringey.
- Join a bite-size gallery talk with a Young Curator as they tell us more about a chosen painting in the Beatrice Offor exhibition at Bruce Castle,
The full programme can be found on the Women’s History Month pages on the Haringey Council website, alongside a series of beautifully illustrated women’s history maps to help residents learn more about Haringey’s strong history of inspirational women.
Cllr Peray Ahmet, Leader of Haringey council, said:
“It’s brilliant to see our borough come together once again to learn about and celebrate women’s history as we enter Women’s History Month.
“From Joyce Butler, the MP who introduced the first parliamentary bill to outlaw sex-based discrimination, to the pioneering parachutists Dolly Shepherd and Vera Turl and the world-renowned textile artist and Windrush elder Althea McNish, our borough can look back on so many examples of inspirational women making immense contributions in every area of life.
“This incredible history is all around us but is too often neglected and underappreciated. There are many unsung heroes in our borough. One of my biggest inspirations is my mum who survived a war and gave me the inspiration to become the person I am today and the first woman of colour to lead our great borough.
“That’s why it’s so important for all of us to take the opportunity that Women’s History Month provides to learn about and reflect on the amazing women who made our borough the place it is today.”
Explore the full programme and online resources at www.haringey.gov.uk/whm
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