8 November 2018, 19:30 - 21:00
In 1840 Anne Knight was told she could not speak at an anti-slavery convention because she was a woman, after that she started to campaign for women’s rights, producing the first documents for women’s suffrage in 1847. Nearly 70 years later in the early 1900s Grace Chappelow a suffragette who was based in Chelmsford, was involved in raids smashing the windows of Parliament and eventually imprisoned.
One hundred years on with much talk in the media of equal pay, we will re-examine the story of women’s rights, where are we are today and what action we can take now to narrow the gap.
The event will include a historical talk on Anne Knight and Grace Chappelow along with a panel discussion from inspirational women based in Chelmsford.