Manchester, a city with a proud history of equality and suffrage. Will be putting on a show of strength to celebrate the city’s strong women. With a ‘Walk for Women’ celebrating International Women’s Day 2018.
On this momentous anniversary year which marks one hundred years of the first women winning the right to vote. The Council is calling on organisations, community groups, bands, friends, individuals. Anyone with a connection to the city to take part in their ‘Walk for Women’ on Saturday 3 March 2pm – 4pm.
Starting on St Peter’s Square, a procession will make it way to Castlefield Bowl. Where a succession of strong Manchester Women will be taking to the stage. Deputy leader Councillor Sue Murphy will open the event. Singer, performer Claire Mooney, alongside author, poet and storyteller Aisha Mirza. As well as stand up comedy and performer Jackie Hagan just a few of the women performing on the day.
Councillor Sarah Judge said: “We want to celebrate women and what they have achieved in the last one hundred years. 2018 is a year in which we can reflect on achievements. Also look forward to where we still need to go to achieve true equality. We want to mark this poignant year with a ‘Walk for Women’. Showing the world how great Manchester and its women are, putting women at the heart of the event. But throwing the invitation open to everyone who supports women and our cause.”