Women’s Equality Party Branch Celebrates Suffragettes

(image : WEP Reading and Henley members).

This week Tuesday 20th October, 6pm at the Regal Picturehouse Henley, members of the Reading and Henley branch of the Women’s Equality Party (WE) will meet to watch the highly-acclaimed film Suffragette, and to celebrate those who fought for women to achieve the vote.

“This film is about ordinary women who realised that the system wasn’t working and took it upon themselves to change history,” said Branch Leader Wendy Thomson. “Sadly, a century later, women are still disadvantaged in politics, in the workplace, in education and in the media. That’s why we have established a new political party entirely dedicated to achieving equality.

“WE believe that every individual should be able to play their part in creating change. Anyone who wants to see a more equal society is welcome at our branch meetings, whatever their gender, age or background.”

As well as telling the story of women activists from history, the film showcases an all-star female cast and creative team—including Abi Morgan, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep.

Sophie Walker, WE Party leader said:

“One of our core objectives is achieving equal representation of women in and by the media. Suffragette demonstrates the extraordinary contribution that female actors, writers, directors and producers can make to the film industry when given the opportunity.

“WE hope that this film will raise awareness of the historical struggle for women’s equality, and the work that still needs to be done.”

The Women’s Equality Party was founded in March 2015 by Catherine Mayer and Sandi Toksvig. It has 65 branches around the country. The Reading and Henley branch meets regularly and is open to new members.

More information: https://womensequality.org.uk/


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