DATE: Tuesday 24th February 2009
TIME: 8PM -10PM
LOCATION: Upstairs at The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Rd, E1 OLA.
SHADWELL (one stop from bank DLR)
WHITECHAPEL (Circle/District/Hammersmith & City)
15/N15 24hrs, Paddington, Traf Sq, Cannon St, Plaistow, Romford
135, Old St, Liverpool St, Aldgate, Limehouse, Canary Wharf
115 East Ham, Canning Town, Limehouse, Aldgate
AGENDA: Stop Violence Against Women.
Stop violence against women is a national WI campaign that began in 2008. Statistics show that Three million women across the UK experience rape, domestic violence, forced marriage, sexual exploitation or other forms of violence each year. The impact ranges from physical injury, including death in extreme cases, to long term mental health problems, social exclusion and substance misuse. The campaign aims to raise public awareness on these issues as well as petition and lobby local MPs into positive and responsible action.
The Shoreditch Sisters will be getting involved with a local women’s center in Bethnal Green called the U-Turn Project. The center aims to help, support and advise vulnerable and exploited groups of women by providing them with the opportunity and resources in order to self determine their own futures within their communities.
Rio Vella, the project director will be coming down to give us a talk about the project and how it affects these women’s daily lives, as well as ways in which the Shoreditch Sisters can help.
Ideas such as, fundraising, volunteering, collection programmes and developing new skills through activity workshops will be discussed.
Please check the website below for more information:
* We will also be collecting clothes to be donated to the center, so please bring along anything you have going spare from a size 6 to a size 12. Anything and everything will be much appreciated!
Hope to see you all there.
All the best,
Jazz Domino Holly
The Shoreditch Sisters will be organising a group to join the Million Women Rise march through central London on 7 March 2009 to mark international Women’s Day. So don’t forget to come and speak to me at the end of the meeting to sign up and show your support!
The all-women march begins at 12pm at Portland Square (nearest Tubes Baker Street, Marble Arch and Bond Street) before proceeding down Oxford Street, Regents Street, and Piccadilly. There will then be a rally and celebration – complete with WI speaker and information stall – at Waterloo Place from 2.30pm to 5pm.
JOINING FEE….. Please bring the sum of £29 cash or cheque, which is the cost of an annual subscription to join the WI.
OR if you’re not ready to join just yet, please come down anyway, as non members are allowed to visit up to two meetings in exchange for leaving a donation of £4 each time before they make up their minds.
*Please note the change of price for the visiting fee which is due to the new venues heating costs as well as the rise of the 2009 annual subscription fee.