This Saturday, London’s Feminist Library will celebrate a rather impressive 35 years of looking after and lending from their collection – no mean feat, since the library is entirely not-for-profit and run by volunteers! Taking on the vital role of collecting and safe-guarding women’s history, their archive brings together plenty of materials documenting the Women’s Liberation Movement, particularly second-wave stuff from the 60s and 70s.
I’m sure any gender studies student (or, indeed, anyone who has ever fancied flicking through an old copy of Spare Rib!) owes The Feminist Library a debt of gratitude – and long may it continue to feed feminist minds for years to come!
The rather wonderful Trash Kit (who supported MEN last year) will be on board to celebrate this landmark anniversary of archiving and activism, along with other fantastic bands and DJs. Oh, and there will be cake too! How could you resist?
Lot’s of details can be found on The Feminist Library site, or you can get involved via the rather handy Facebook event page. Tickets can be bought here… but you best get a wiggle on, as they are selling fast!By: Sarah Barnes, 17.02.2011 | Comments (0)