Firebrand Women: Generating Change

How did women challenge the politics of their time and change the world? Badges, posters, zines, sashes and postcards illustrate 100 years of activism in this exhibition.

Firebrand Women: Generating Change

About Firebrand Women: Generating Change

1st Feb 2019 to 28th Feb 2019
normal opening hours
Central Library Edinburgh
7 - 9 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh Old Town EH1 1EG
This is a free event
Event organiser/part of Audacious Women Festival
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This exhibition tells the stories of 100 years of women challenging the politics of their time. Badges, posters, zines, sashes and postcards illustrate how women have changed the world, from suffragettes to the radical zine-makers of today.

It can be viewed on the Mezzanine floor during Edinburgh Central Library's normal opening hours.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Firebrand Women: Generating Change are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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