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Next Mary Quaile Club event : Rock Against Sexism – I was there… Saturday 19th October 2019, 2.30pm

Rock Against Sexism – I was there…by Lucy Whitman Saturday 19th October, 2.30pm, Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street Manchester. Free. What was Rock Against Sexism? When did it start? How long did it last? Who was involved? What was

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“You Can’t Kill the Spirit”: our celebration of International Women’s Day 2019

Our IWD event  You Can’t Kill the Spirit celebrated the history and contemporary actions of women from the Pit Campaigns of 1992-3 to women today active in trade unions and a new Manchester feminist magazine. Our first speaker was Debbie

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launch of our website on the Manchester and Salford Women’s Trades Union Council 1895-1919

On Saturday 29th April  2017 the Mary Quaile Club  launched the website of the Minutes of the Manchester and Salford Women’s  Trades Union Council  1895-1919 as part of Manchester Trades Council  May Day Festival. This event was the culmination of

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We launch our second publication ” Dare to be Free: women in trade unions, past and present” 4 June 2016

On Saturday 4 June,  as part of the Manchester Histories Festival,   we  launched  our  second publication, “Dare to Be Free”: women  in trade unions, past and present. This publication has  two parts: a biography of Mary Quaile (1886-1958), written

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Mary Quaile event on 3 October 2015 with Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer

We were delighted to welcome  Brian Lavery and Hilda Palmer to our event on 3 October in the Annexe at the Working Class Movement Library. Brian discussed his  book “The Headscarf Revolutionaries” (Barbican Press, 2015)  which looked back  to 1968

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Mary Quaile Club event on 6 June 2015, Book launch of Northern ReSisters:conversations with radical women

More than  40 people packed into the Annexe of the Working Class Movement  Library on the afternoon of Saturday 6 June  for the launch of the first Mary Quaile Club publication,   Northern ReSisters: conversations with radical women by Bernadette

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Mary Quaile Club event on 21 March 2015 , A real International Women’s Day event!

International Women’s Day was celebrated for its true socialist feminist origins on  21 March by the Mary Quaile Club. The day celebrated the life of trade unionist and socialist feminist Mary Quaile with contributions from historians, trade unionists and women

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