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INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY: Join Liverpool Museum in their live event to celebrate Women in activism

INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY: Join Liverpool Museum in their live event to celebrate Women in activism

Image: @MuseumLiverpool

Monday 8th March marks International Women's Day and this year, National Museums Liverpool is marking the occasion with a live online in conversation event, "Women in Activism".

They will be welcoming activists Charlie Craggs and Chantelle Lunt to have an open discussion about their experiences campaigning for change, the tools that they utilised, the challenges they faced and the issues that are still faced by people.

Liverpool Museums said: "Bringing together these activists to talk about why activism is still very much needed and integral in creating the change the world requires to empower women and support equality gives us an amazing opportunity for us to explore this directly with the people driving the change."

There is also the opportunity to get involved in the conversation by following it online and submitting questions: @MuseumLiverpool with #ChoosetoChallenge and #IWD2021.

About the speakers:

  • Charlie Craggs is an award-winning trans activist and author (To My Trans Sisters), best known for her campaign 'Nail Transphobia'.  Charlie’s campaign aims to educate people on trans issues, tackle transphobia, and deliver dazzling manicures. It gives members of the public who may never have met a trans person an opportunity to have an honest, open conversation in a friendly environment. Charlie has taken her pop-up nail bar around the country to museums, galleries and festivals
  • Chantelle Lunt is a writer, public speaker, entrepreneur, and activist. she is the founder of Merseyside BLM Alliance (MBLMA).  She has a professional background in public service, including her work in policing and children’s social care. She owns a juice bar and writes for independent publications. Chantelle is an advocate for racial equality, having experienced racism throughout her life, particularly during her service as a police officer. She is the founder of Merseyside BLM Alliance (MBLMA), a group which she established at a time when BLM was moving out of the news cycle. Merseyside BLM Alliance has become one of the most proactive anti-racist groups in Merseyside. Chantelle chairs MBLMA’s sister group ‘Merseyside Alliance for Racial Equality’, a non-profit organisation committed to ensuring that Black people are not discriminated against and have their needs responded to at a community level.

 

Pre booking is essential - Book your free tickets for this event here!.


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