The History of Women’s Equality Southampton

The History of Women’s Equality Southampton
Event on 2017-10-26 10:00:00
Announcing  new exhibits as part of The Women’s Equality Exhibition at Duke’s Keep, Southampton. We have commissioned and produced a series of original films to join the historical timeline across the four floors of this evolving project. The new films are interwoven with the historical timeline that opened here in 2015. These films include an interview with Southampton University’s Dr. Elselijn Kingma, discussing her teaching on the Gender Studies course, the blurred lines of Pharrell Williams and her new research project, on the ‘Metaphysics of Pregnancy’. Former Mayor and lifelong local Carol Cunio discusses the ongoing effects of the Titanic, as well as the dangers within the city of having a ‘poverty of ambition’. We also joined with Solent University’s Multimedia Journalism course to partner students with local individuals and groups. Here we present films by Jacob Dawson, who documented the unique poetry of Mary Sissons. While Salma Ammar, working with Arzoo Iqbal, made a film with a local spinning and weaving group, reviving traditions of craft and community spirit. The exhibition is also now host to the SWAC, (Southampton Women Against the Cuts) archive of props, costumes and documents. The evidence of a group of local women, also known as ‘The Stuffragettes’ who have committed time and energy, with humour and gusto, to the improvement of their community, the wider cause of women, and to each other. As 2016 develops we are looking to expand our content, we invite ideas and contributions from professionals and the general public alike. Photographers, artists, writers, film-makers and people just keen to be involved, are all welcome to submit ideas. The exhibition at Dukes Keep aims to highlight issues relating to all the nine protected characteristics of The Human Rights and Equality Commission: Age, disability, gender, race, chosen religion or belief, sexual orientation, or gender transition. Never before has this issue been more on the local and international agenda, we look forward to welcoming you to the movement for change.

at Dukes Keep
2nd Floor , Marsh Lane
Southampton, United Kingdom

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