Do you want to travel to the WOMEN DEMAND BREAD & ROSES! RALLY FOR #WeAreChange with other members of the Women's Equality Party?
WE Birmingham are looking forward to going to London on 19 January to join the WOMEN DEMAND BREAD & ROSES! RALLY FOR #WeAreChange. The rally convenes at 12:00 in Portland Place.
Some of the branch team will be travelling down on the Chiltern Line train from Birmingham to London Marylebone.
We plan to get the train that departs Birmingham Snow Hill at 08:53 (then Moor Street at 08:56).
The train passes through Solihull at 09:05, where some of the team will be getting on.
The train will have started at Kidderminster so it may be that for some of you there is a more convenient earlier station.
We will be carrying WEP bags and wearing badges so you can identify us.
Please let us know that you will be joining us and which station you will be getting on. (Use the address field when you register.)
We are looking forward to seeing you and MAKING SOME NOISE.
Local members are keen to get a Durham branch up and running. If you want to be part of that process please come along and contribute to the plan!
Join our friendly and energetic Manchester branch as we talk policy, plan events and build campaigns to improve life and work for women in Greater Manchester.
The first 45 minutes, our branch business meetings, are open to all members. In the second half of the meeting we welcome supporters to join us for a brew, and to listen to our amazing speakers talk about WEP objectives and how these are being translated into local action.
Join us this month to discuss branch strategy and plans for 2019, followed by a fantastic speaker talking about our Equal Representation objective and how we can support more women with disabilities to participate and get their voices heard.
Members - join us for a coffee from 10:15 in Costa on Oxford Road if you fancy a more relaxed start.
Supporters - arrive at the Pankhurst Centre from 11:45 for a brew.
We're extremely excited to kick off our 2019 events by hosting Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu: Lawyer and Political & Women's rights activist.
In this talk, Shola will discuss the importance of intersectional feminism, highlighting the challenges and positives in the relationship between feminism, race and gender.
This event is not to be missed!
Please, buy your tickets here.
Happy New Year to all our members and supporters!
2019 is going to be a crucial year for everyone and we believe that this is our time to grow WEP in Wandsworth!
Please join us at our next branch meeting to find out more:
Workshop - Who are WE?
At our last meeting, we were asked by members if we could kick-start 2019 with a workshop for everyone to come along and find out more about the party. This workshop will discuss our party policies and how other local branches have helped their communities. We will also be discussing other events in January, including our flyering initiative.
- Amanda Simpson, Leader of Hammersmith WE
- Jill Lorimer, Leader of Richmond WE
- Shazia Mustafa, Wandsworth member and Movement Builder on the Equal Parenting and Care, Policy Committee.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Learn about the GLA election in May 2020 and what it takes to be a WEP candidate!
Come along and meet the newly elected GLA hub co-ordinator and WEP candidates from previous elections, including for the GLA in 2016. We are planning an informal workshop which will help you think about whether you want to be candidate or whether you know someone else who would be great and how to ask them to stand. We’ll discuss what’s exciting about stepping forward to be a candidate or to help with the election campaign, what holds us back, and how we can overcome barriers. The format will be participatory with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.
The team leading the session will be Alison Marshall (chief facilitator), Chris Paouros, Harini Iyengar, Nikki Uppal and Melanie Howard with support from Cath Smith.
Please bring anyone you think would make a great candidate too. We want the process to be as open and wide reaching as possible!
The GLA 2020 elections offer WEP the best chance yet to get a woman elected to public office – be part of our campaign!
This is an opportunity to meet the volunteers running and organising events and operating the Branch. We follow an Agenda and discuss the business of the Branch and ideas going forward. It’s a relaxed environment and you are very welcome to attend although we would prefer to know you are coming so that we can provide details of where we will be!
Branch Meetings are where we discuss our plans for local and national action, campaigns and volunteering opportunities. Join us at this meeting and find out what WE are up to in Lambeth to work towards equality!
If it’s your first meeting - or first political event - don’t worry, we’re a really friendly bunch and there are always new people coming along. Please RSVP below so we know how many people to expect on the day.
Freshen up your wardrobe for the New Year at our Clothes Swap!
Admission is £10 for which you’ll receive bubbles on arrival, enjoy delicious baked goodies, be able to fill a large bag of clothes & will be contributing to the fight for equality in Sheffield.
There will be a range of sizes of women’s clothes and accessories & kids clothes too. If you would like to donate good condition, pre-loved items contact let us know and we will arrange collection/delivery so that they can be displayed at the event.
Let us know that you can make it RSVPing & we will confirm the full address.
Come along to our next WE Barnet Open Branch Meeting and get involved in your local branch as we discuss our plans for our next campaign and the London GLA Elections 2020!
If you are able to join us, please RSVP. If you are unable to attend, it will be great to hear your thoughts and ideas which we can share at the meeting.
We look forward to seeing you.