Sunday, 26 April 2009

Women By Name Day, Sun 3rd May

I've been busy organising a Green Party 'Women By Name' day in Brighton, which will take place next Sunday from 10am 'till 5pm at Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton. The event is for women only.

We had a similar day in November, which was both inspiring and productive, with several women-centric policies being produced, as well as the day giving us the opportunity to share our experiences as women within the Green Party.

Next Sunday we will again have that opportunity, as well as deciding on the next policies to take forward to conference. I am going to talk about childcare provision, for instance.

We have two great speakers lined up, too: Sue England is going to speak about women and the recession, and Ruth Mason is going to tell us about the work of the Survivors' Network. We're also going to be given some training about how to chair meetings - essential for women who want to take a more active role in their local party.

I hope as many of you as possible will attend next Sunday - I look forward to meeting you in Brighton! And for those who want to make a weekend of it, you are very much welcome to take part in the 'Action Saturday' the day before (Saturday 2nd May). Brighton and Hove Greens will be delivering Euro leaflets - essential work towards getting Caroline Lucas re-elected as MEP.

Brighton Greens can provide accomodation as long as they have advance notice - let me know if you needs this sorting out: (07950 118 998)

Looking forward to seeing you beside the sea next Sunday!


  1. "...opportunity to share our experiences as women within the Green Party."

    Why not share them with us blokes? I would like to know how the GP ranks in the League Table of women friendly organisations.

    And why?

  2. It's very complicated: one group, 'Green Party Women' does have men as members. 'Women By Name' is women only. Some women feel uncomfortable being totally open on these issues unless it's women only. So the day is women only but it doesn't mean we're not engaging with the men in the party too, is what I am trying to say!!