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12:00 pm

‘York Women Count’ – Celebrating Women’s Suffrage Centenary

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Helen’s Squate York, + Google Map
FREE

York Women’s Forum are holding an open air ‘York Women Count!’ event taking over St Helens Square in the city centre between 12 noon and 2pm on Friday 14th December to celebrate 100 years since the first UK woman cast her vote. Rachael Maskell, York’s first woman MP and Verna Campbell, Sherriff of York, will be joining them for an afternoon of celebration, conversation and revolution! The event will include a street stall with a ‘USE YOUR VOTE!’ ballot box and the opportunity to complete a York Women’s Survey, together with live female performances, vox pop interviews and filming for the Yorkshire Film Archive – followed by an after party at Kyra’s Women’s Project, Central Methodist Church, St Saviourgate, open to all.  It is sure to be an exciting and lively event. Further information on the York Women’s Forum takeover of St Helen’s Square can be gained from yorkwomensforum@gmail.com/; https://www.facebook.com/YorkWomensForum/; https://yorkwomensforum.wordpress.com/ The event is being funded by the Government Equalities Office Women's Vote Centenary Grant Scheme. York Women’s Forum is non-party political and was formed just this year following the York Women’s Conference in April. It offers a voice for the women of York, and a forum for network and campaigning.

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