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Hatpins to Hashtags is coming to Weston!

Hatpins to Hashtags is coming to Weston!

Building on the legacy of Weston’s prominent suffragettes, ‘Hatpins to Hashtags’, will celebrate women’s activism then and now in Weston. There will be opportunities to see posters from Feminist Archive South’s rich collection in the ‘Politics and Protest’ exhibition, and a series of free events during the exhibition period, 8th to 19th October.

The exhibition is being hosted by Weston College at the Hans Price Conference Centre and Ellie O’Connell, Education Coordinator for the project, is looking forward to working with college students across a range of curriculum areas.

Paul Keegan, Group Director at Weston College commented;
‘We’re delighted to be working with Feminist Archive South on this project, we take issues of equality and inclusion very seriously at the College and this is an excellent opportunity for college students to be able to engage directly with archive materials and to relate them to their current experiences’.

Organisations in Weston who are tackling equality issues affecting women, are being invited to share this opportunity by partnering with Hatpins to Hashtags to run their own events in the exhibition space. You can contact us via the contact page here.

Free public events, available for booking now, include Digital Democracy workshops for all women & non-binary people aged 16+ on 13th and 18th October. The project is also excited to be partnering with the WEA who are running an introductory Digital Democracy session on 09 October. Places for all Digital Democracy sessions are limited and registration (via the website or eventbrite) is essential.

Gill Keniston-Goble from the WEA told us:

‘We are pleased to be working with the Feminist Archive, we believe in an equal, democratic and just society and through adult education the WEA will challenge and inspire individuals to take their place in that society’.

Hatpins to Hashtags launched in Glastonbury earlier this month and will be travelling to Taunton, Bridport and Plymouth after Weston. The project is funded by the Government Equalities office to celebrate the centenary of some women getting the vote.