Review of our 43rd Birthday

On Wednesday, 14th March 2018, the Feminist Library at Lambeth North celebrated its 43rd birthday with a fascinating panel onFeminist publishing since the 60s’. Panellists were Sue O’Sullivan of Spare Rib magazine and Sheba Feminist Publishers; Rachael House, artist who has been making feminist zines since the 90s; Bibi Bakare-Yusuf of Cassava Republic Publishers; Sylvester Onwordi of Omenala Press; and Esther McManus of the Feminist Print Network.

As one of our volunteers tweeted: ‘An incredible panel presenting their work around feminist publishing through the years and great discussions around the importance of archives to give a voice, issues around digitising archives, copyright, true diversity, a great evening!’

As well as marking 100 years since (some) women got the vote, 2018 is also the 50th anniversary of the Women’s Liberation Movement starting in Britain. At the Feminist Library, we intend to celebrate the modern movement throughout this anniversary year, starting with this event.

Photos by Maria De Paula-Vázquez

Photo 1: L to R, Sue O’Sullivan, Sylvester Onwordi, Esther McManus

Photo 2: Rachael House talking to the audience at the Feminist Library

Photo 3: L to R, Rachael House, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, Gail Chester (Feminist Library, chair), Sue O’Sullivan, the tombstone.

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