Lambeth Women’s Project
166A Stockwell Road
14th June 2012
Dear Ego and all at Lambeth Women’s Project,
I am writing on behalf of the Feminist Library management committee, to express solidarity and maintain practical and supportive sisterly relations between two of the last remaining autonomous women’s spaces surviving from the 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement.
We are very upset to hear about the project’s current predicament, especially as there is the possibility that the project may close. Lambeth Women’s Project has served the young women of Lambeth for 35 years, and it is these women who will suffer the most if the project is shut down.
As a feminist, activist and unfunded group in a similarly precarious situation, we fully relate to and recognise the difficulties that this threat poses to LWP’s survival.
The Feminist Library would like to offer support to the continuation of the project and its vision.
In terms of practicalities, we are aware that the Jo Spence event is currently planned, and the Feminist Library could potentially offer space for any associated events that may be displaced because of LWP’s current situation. The Feminist Library has access to significant networks and social media, and will forward any requests for help to our network of volunteers, supporters and friends, who can hopefully support your struggle and help maintain your physical presence in the building for as long as possible. You are also welcome to use our premises and associated resources, e.g. computer, wireless, photocopying, as well as meeting space.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if there is anything the Feminist Library can do to help.
In sisterhood and solidarity always,
Una Byrne, on behalf of the Feminist Library Management Committee