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Rise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way
Aug
27
11:30 AM11:30

Rise: Life Lessons in Speaking Out, Standing Tall & Leading the Way

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Gina Miller came to prominence when she brought one of the most significant constitutional cases ever to be heard in the British Supreme Court, successfully challenging the UK government's authority to trigger Article 50. In her memoir Rise, Miller draws on a lifetime of fighting injustice to demonstrate that sometimes just one person can make a difference.

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Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights

Helen Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst. She is also the author of Deeds Not Words, a biography of the Suffragette movement published on the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. In this talk, Helen explores the Suffragette movement, what has changed, and what there is still to achieve.

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She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak
Aug
15
1:00 PM13:00

She Called Me Woman: Nigeria’s Queer Women Speak

She Called Me Woman is a groundbreaking collection of queer women's narratives -beautifully told stories of resistance and resilience, joy and laughter, heartbreaks and victories, collecting the realities of queer Nigerians who will no longer be invisible. Editor Chitra Nagarajan discusses the anthology and its challenge to ignorance and stereotypes.

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