George Lansbury, Minnie Lansbury and Modern Feminism
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George Lansbury, Minnie Lansbury and Modern Feminism

George Lansbury, Minnie Lansbury and Modern Feminism

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The People's Palace

Queen Mary Univeristy of London

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The George Lansbury Memorial Trust was founded in 2012 to commemorate the life, work and legacy of George Lansbury (1859-1940). A pioneering campaigner for peace, women’s rights, local democracy and improvements in labour conditions, Lansbury was an adopted East Ender who made a great contribution to local as well as national life. The fourth George Lansbury Memorial lecture will be delivered by Janine Booth. Janine is a trade unionist, poet and disability rights activist who in 2009 published the latest book on the Poplar councillors’ revolt, in which Lansbury played a leading part: Guilty and Proud of It! Poplar’s Rebel Councillors and Guardians 1919-1925 (Merlin Press). George’s daughter-in-law, Minnie, was one of those gaoled during this struggle, subsequently dying prematurely in 1922. By then, however, Minnie had already acquired a reputation as a pioneering female politician and campaigner for the rights of women and children. This year’s lecture will reflect on her legacy in the light of contemporary feminism.

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