December 16, 2018
On Saturday, December 15th a blue plaque was unveiled in Clifton to commemorate the first meeting of the Bristol and West of England Society for Women's Suffrage. The Society was founded by Florence Davenport Hill who lived in what is now 3 West Mall where the plaque has been placed. The unveiling was attended by Thangam Debbonaire, MP, and there were additional speeches by local historian, Lucienne Boyce, and by Lori Streich of the Bristol Civic Society and Vlue Plaque Scheme. Cheryl Morgan was there to report for Women's Outlook.
September 10, 2018
On Wednesday this week a great event will be taking place at the Malcolm X Centre in City Road. It is being put on by Interculture as part of their Women Talking series, and it will look at the hot topic subject of what Muslim women wear on their heads. However, unlike most of the discussions of this type that we see in the mainstream media, this one will have actual Muslim women explaining their culture.
The event will run from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at the Malcolm X Community Centre, 141 City Road, BS2 8YH. For further details see Facebook.
In August Cheryl welcomed Sahar from Muslim Engagement & Development (MEND) and Lisa from Interculture into the studio. Their conversation makes a great trailer for Thurday's event.
This interview was originally broadcast on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.
August 23, 2018
Today in Bristol the community union, Acorn, held a demonstration outside the City Council offices in Temple Street. They were protesting on behalf of two women who are about to be made homeless because the safe house they are living in is about the clsoe down. Cutbacks in and fragmentation of social services are leading to system that fail, and even persecute, those in greatest need. Cheryl spoke to one of the organisers of the protest.
(The image is from a previous Acorn action.)