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FAN-tastic - Connecting girls, inspiring futures

Published Thursday 1 March 2012

Seven Demands of the Women's Liberation Movement. See Red Women's Workshop. C1976, FAN Poster Collection

8 March is International Women's Day.

Feminist Archive North (FAN) will be honouring the occasion with a display in the Brotherton Room of Special Collections on 8 March from noon until 5:30.

FAN is an independent charity, run by volunteers, which has been based at the University of Leeds since 2001. Members of FAN will be around all afternoon to talk to visitors about the display.

The Archive holds a wide variety of material relating to the Women's Liberation Movement from 1969 to today, representing a wealth of research inspiration. It is the "sister" to Feminist Archive South.  The image above is the "Seven Demands of the Women's Liberation Movement" taken from the FAN poster collection, C1976.

If you can't make it to the event, or want to explore the Archive in more detail, arrange a visit to Special Collections, where you can consult the material at your leisure in the reading room.

Get involved with FAN via their blog.

About International Women's Day

International Women's Day celebrates the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some countries International Women's Day is a national holiday.

Each year there is a different theme: for 2012, it is "connecting girls, inspiring futures".