Stepping up for equality in Haringey
The spotlight on equality will take centre stage in Haringey during February and March, with Women’s History Month, LGBT History Month and Gender Equality Month all taking place during this period.
To mark LGBT History Month in February the rainbow flag will be flying at the Civic Centre and the council logos will show the colours of the rainbow. Interviews with local LGBT+ figures will also be posted on our culture pages at haringey.gov.uk/culture
March will see the council focus on Women’s History Month, with a range of events in venues across Haringey to celebrate the contribution women have made to the borough.
Our Women’s History Month programme kicks off with a launch event at Bruce Castle Museum on Friday 1 March from 6pm with speakers, readings and performances.
Bruce Castle Museum will play a major role in Women’s History Month by hosting an exhibition entitled Inspiring Women in Haringey: A Suffragette in the Family, presenting stories and research about local women who campaigned for the vote more than 100 years ago. The exhibition is open now and will run until the end of March 2019.
A full programme of Women’s History Month events will be published on the council’s website in February.
Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, Leader of Haringey Council, said:
“Haringey has long been at the forefront of battles for equality; the borough has a strong history of women’s and LGBT+ rights activism going back several decades. Haringey’s diversity is one of the things that makes our borough great. It is important that we celebrate the achievements of the past, while continuing to make Haringey equal and welcoming for all, now and in the future.”