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Saturday, 15 October 2011

Fawcett Society and March in Defence of Women’s Rights: 19th November 2011, London

On Saturday 19th November 2011, a group of students from Exeter University will be heading to London to join in the march in defence of women’s rights with the Fawcett Society.

The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading campaign for equality between women and men.  Check out their website: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/. It has regional organisations too so for those in Exeter you can get involved with Fawcett Devon.  They hold monthly meetings at 6.30pm on the first Tuesday of each month.  If you are interested in working with Fawcett Devon, contact: coordinator@fawcettdevon.org and have a look at their website: http://www.fawcettdevon.org.uk/ or become a friend of Fawcett Devon on Facebook.

The Fawcett Society have organised a “Don’t turn back time tea party” on November 19th in the form of a march through London but with a 1950s dress up theme to send the message that women don’t want to be catapulted back to the levels of inequality of yesteryear.  The full details can be found on their website here: http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/index.asp?PageID=1247.
The timetable for the march is as follows:

12:00 - march congregates at Temple tube, Victoria Embankment.
12:30 - march sets off down Embankment, across Horse Guards Avenue, down Whitehall past Downing Street.
13:30 - march finishes with a rally on King Charles Street.

You can either make your own way down or if you would like to be involved with other Exeter students you can come along with the Gender Equality Society who will arrange transport (a day return to London) for a £30 cheque made payable to E.U.S.G. (£25 for paid members).  If you wish to do so, please contact the society’s president, Lindsay Lyon, at: genderequalitysociety@gmail.com.

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