Sheila Rowbotham is joined by Sue O’Sullivan at the online launch of Sheila’s memoir, Daring to Hope. Sheila looks back at her life as a participant in the women’s liberation movement, left politics and the creative radical culture of a decade in which freedom and equality seemed possible. She reveals the tremendous efforts that were made to transform attitudes and feelings, as well as daily life. After addressing the first British Women’s Liberation Conference at Ruskin College, Oxford in 1970, she went on to encourage night cleaners to unionise, to campaign for nurseries and abortion rights. She played an influential role in discussions of socialist feminist ideas and her books and journalism attracted an international readership.
Sue O’Sullivan has been involved in a number of feminist publishing projects over the years including the WLM’s early Shrew, then on to Red Rag, Spare Rib, Feminist Review, and ICW News (International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS). Most recently she participated in creating the Hackney HOWLERS (History of Women’s Liberation) Writing Women into History booklet. She was also a dedicated member of the Sheba Feminist Publisher Collective in the 80s and has edited, co-edited, and written a number of books and pamphlets.
Wednesday 17 November, 7-8.30pm. Tickets from Eventbrite