Meetings

15 Nov Meet: Anti Street Harassment

Hello ladies,

We’re pleased to welcome a fellow London WI-er along to talk to us this month! Vicky Simster of the Shoreditch Sisters is coming along to talk to us about the campaign she started formally called ‘London Anti Street Harassment’ but which is now known as ASH (Anti Street Harassment UK). You may have read some of the articles that have been written about, and the involvement with other campaigns such as the ‘slutw…alk’. She also recently won the ‘London Social Justice Award’ this year. Vicky will be speaking about her own experiences and what led her to start the campaign, how the campaign has progressed and it’s future aims. We will also be interested in hearing your experiences and views, whether you agree with these sorts of campaigns or not I think there will be a lively discussion sparked from it!

Here’s the website http://www.facebook.com/ASHCampaign

And here some articles about it if you want to read a bit more, including feedback on a shoreditch sisters meeting about it:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12771938

http://www.upliftmagazine.com/uplift/2011/03/hollering-back-the-growing-movement-against-street-harassment/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/aug/20/street-harassment

https://edgeoftime.wordpress.com/2011

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