International Women’s Day has been celebrated around the world for over 100 years. We want to discover Derby’s story, so during 2016-2017 we’ll be busy finding out…
How long has International Women’s Day been celebrated in our city?
Who went to the events?
Who organised the events?
How did they raise the money? And other questions…
We have some enticing historical clues including links to the Suffragettes, Derby Silk Mill Lock Out and Women Against Pit Closures in the 80s – can you help us with any historical knowledge of IWD in Derby?
We are launching our HERstory in the Attic Appeal – we want photos, newspaper clippings, details of organising meetings and anything else relating to the history of International Women’s Day Derby!
We will then be working up until the IWD Derby Festival 2017 to record interviews with women who have been involved, collect research, create exhibitions, build a Derby timeline and more. Find out how you can get involved via our monthly Community Workshops.
Help us celebrate the contribution of the women who went before us.
Find out more at our project website: https://derbyherstory.wordpress.com