Women for Peace is the story of the craftivists, activists, mothers and women who stood against the nuclear presence at RAF Greenham.
In the summer of 1981, a group of 36 inspirational women walked from Cardiff to the RAF base. They carried banners demonstrating their ardent opposition to the storage of nuclear weapons at the site. This peaceful protest involved mothers with children and saw the group walking over 100 miles to reach their destination. Many of the protesters stayed and lived at the site, resulting in nearly 20 years of craftivism and non-violent protests that attracted over 50,000 participants.
The event will be taking place online as well as in person, so no one has to miss out.
Charlotte Dew has captured the experience of this group in her new book Women For Peace. Join her alongside the curator of The Peace Museum (Charlotte Houlahan) for a unique hybrid event with People’s History Museum. You can attend online or in person to see these two powerful advocates of peaceful protest explore the history of the banners at Greenham, the impact these craftivists had and the power of collective action.
The book is available to buy and pick up at the event, with the first 50 sales also receiving an exclusive Women For Peace tote bag. Whether you’re out and about or can’t make it to the museum the event will be taking place online as well as in person, so no one has to miss out.
From this evening and for the following two weekends after the book event, People’s History Museum will be hosting an EtsyMCR Makers pop-up. Showcasing unique handmade gifts from the Etsy Manchester Team, a collective of amazing designers, artists, makers and creators based in Greater Manchester. Whether you’re looking to buy or get inspired in your own creative pursuits, there will be plenty to peruse.