Women and Peace: Activities in South Wales and the South West 1914 – 2017
On May 13th 2017 a day school will be held at the Melville Centre, Abergavenny, examining aspects of women’s activities in peace (and war) over the last century. The morning will see a series of speakers including Lucienne Boyce and Elaine Titcombe of The West of England & South Wales Women's History Network and Jean Silvan Evans and Caroline Fairclough of The Women’s Archive of Wales. They will speak on a range of topics, from World War 1 to the Greenham protest; the programme includes a film of Rosalind Bevan, a WW2 Conscientious Objector.
The afternoon will be devoted to two panels. The first will be members of the Abergavenny Peace Group discussing Greenham Common and other activities of the 1980s. The second will be a group discussion of current peace initiatives.
The cost of the day will be £7 to include tea/coffee and lunch, to be paid at the door. For further information or to book a place, please contact Caroline Fairclough , telephone 01873 890540.
The day school is organised jointly by The Women’s Archive of Wales, The West of England & South Wales Women's History Network, and Abergavenny Museum.