Sisters with mourning hearts: a forgotten story of radical Manchester women in 1915
Thursday 22 January 6-7pm
No booking necessary – just come along!
One hundred years ago a group of Manchester women signed an open letter to the women of Germany and Austria sending their solemn greetings and declaring that they wished for peace. They received warm and heartfelt thanks from the German and Austrian women. The letter is an important part of the international women’s movement for peace.
Join Dr Alison Ronan for an illustrated talk on the letter, its historical context and the stories of women who signed it. The event will feature a short 3 minute film by Sue Reddish.
The letter is held by Manchester Central Library. A copy of the document and an interactive display telling the story of the women who signed it will be on display in Archives+.