Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Meeting: A Revolutionary Schoolgirl in the 1960s

Invitation to the next meeting of the Radical History Network of North-East London

'A Revolutionary school girl in the 1960s'
Speaker: Di Parkin
9th March 2016
7.30 pm

One day after international women's day, Di Parkin will give a talk that is based on the earlier 'Running Down Whitehall with a Black Flag'.
Using reminiscence and some archives, it gives a snapshot of left action between 1962 and 1965, including Aldermaston Marches, opposition to Franco, protests against the visit of Greek royals in 1963, and other activism.

Plus discussion

The talk provides an opportunity to share experiences, as well as to hear about and discuss some of the events and movements that challenged 'the old order'.

  • How does this history connect with campaigns today?
  • What are the main differences and similarities? What was better; what was worse? 
  • Things we can learn from? How much do different generations learn from each other?

Wednesday 9th March 7.30 pm
Wood Green Social Club, 3 Stuart Crescent, London N22 5NJ
(Off the High Rd, near Wood Green tube and buses 329/121/141)

Free to attend, all welcome. 

A rare pamphlet from November 1963

The case arose from demonstrations against the Greek royals.
Police action included a notorious frame-up.

Souvenirs of the mid-1960s

Selected links related to early-mid 1960s activism:-

Previously on this blog

Monday, September 2, 2013: Anti-militarism September 1963

Monday, March 25, 2013: Anti-War and Anti-Nuclear Protest: An Overview

Monday, March 25, 2013: Spies for Peace 1963: An Example of Libertarian Direct ActionTuesday, June 4, 2013: Further to comment and reply on Spies for PeaceElsewhere

Aberdeen YCND
- includes another diary from 1965, by a 15-year-old schoolgirl

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