A debate and discussion, looking at the past women rebels of Chelmsford and the present state of equality.
Historical talk on Anne Knight and Grace Chappelow from Grace Scott of Chelmsford Museum
Panel debate and discussion.
In 1840 Anne Knight was told she couldn’t speak at an Anti-Slavery convention because she was a woman, after that she started to campaign for Women’s Rights, producing the first documents for women’s suffrage in 1847.
Nearly 70 years later in early 1900’s Grace Chappelow, a suffragette who was based in Chelmsford was involved in raids smashing the windows of Parliament. Eventually imprisoned…
100 years on with much talk in the media of equal pay we will re-examine the story of women’s rights, where are we up to and what action we can practically do now.
Panel members include:
Grace Scott – Chelmsford Museum
Sydney Moore –Author
Julia Jeapes – Cllr
Vicky Ford – MP
Cassara Penman – Poet and Resident of Chelmsford