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Women’s Voices in Parliament: representation in the year of Vote100 – Wednesday 13 June 2018
June 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
13 June 2018, 5-7pm | QMUL Octagon, Queen’s Building
Booking is free: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-voices-in-parliament-representation-in-the-year-of-vote100-tickets-46141083222
One hundred years since the Representation of the People Act, which first granted women the right to vote in UK parliamentary elections, what kind of space do powerful institutions grant to women’s voices? What progress has been made, and what still needs to be done?
Hosted by Queen Mary University of London, this mini-symposium brings together academics from across the fields of Drama, Politics, and Gender and Media Studies, alongside artists, performers and students, inviting them to tackle urgent and challenging questions of representation.
Join us in the historic space of the Octagon, formally the library of the People’s Palace, for rousing soapbox talks and thought-provoking interventions. Make your own voice heard in the closing open-floor debate.
Contributors include Sarah Childs, Jen Harvie, Rainbow Murray, Lise Olson, Naomi Paxton, Nirmal Puwar, Nephertiti Schandorf and representatives from the recent occupation of the Octagon: Jemima Hindmarch and Lewis Williams.
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