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Weʼre raising £70,000 to help fund a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst in Clerkenwell Green

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Memorials for notable female figures are few and far between. We want to do something to redress that by Crowdfunding for £70,000 to have a statue of Sylvia Pankhurst erected in Clerkenwell Green. We believe this will help correct the historical record as well as increase awareness of her tireless activism for causes including women’s suffrage, equal rights and peace.

Why Sylvia when there is already a monument to Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst in Westminster? Sylvia's pioneering contributions to gender and class politics, her fight against imperialism, racism and fascism as well as her efforts as a peacemaker deserve recognition. A prominent memorial would go a long way toward increasing awareness of the unsung impact she had on the world we live in today. She deserves her place in history that has been denied for too long.

The site in Clerkenwell Green has been approved, and as it sits on the border of the City and the east of London it pays appropriate homage to the work she did to rally the working classes in the east end of London in an equality movement that was previously dominated by the middle class.

The City of London Corporation has provided a grant of £10,000 to get the project underway, but we need to raise a further £70,000 to see the statue come to life. Please help and donate to the cause, every donation no matter how small will help us get closer to our Crowdfunding target.

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  • Philippa Clark12 days ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    12 days ago

    Hear Professor Mary Davis, author of "Sylvia Pankhurst, A Life in Radical Politics" speak on March 8th International Women's Day, at the Marx Memorial Library, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London EC1R 0DU at 7pm.

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  • Philippa Clark13 days ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    13 days ago

    Hi Jenny - and many thanks for your donation in this centenary year! With the support of people like you we are determined to raise the necessary £70,000. We have met more obstacles than we should but like Sylvia we never give up and she will grace Clerkenwell Green, the "headquarters of republicanism, revolution and ultra non - conformity" before the year ends!

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  • Philippa Clark18 days ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    18 days ago

    Hi everyone and thank you so much for your donations. I need to clarify my previous post! We still need £70,000 as per this page! The £75, 000.raised so far is half of what we need to see this beautiful statue erected. So keep telling everyone you know that Sylvia, too often the forgotten Pankhurst, deserves recognition this centenary year for her lifelong dedication to equality for all regardless of class, gender or race. Phil

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  • Spike Humphrey

    Spike Humphrey

    Feb 20, 2018

    I can’t think of any more significant figure than Sylvia Pankhurst in 20th century Britain. She was at the heart of so many causes that matter to me. My hero!

    £30.00

  • C MCASKILL

    C MCASKILL

    Feb 16, 2018

    Let's do it for the socialist sister!Cerise

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 11, 2018

    About time, so thanks to you and your colleagues. Go forthand achieve!

    £30.00

  • Kate Fearnley & Maruska Greenwood

    Kate Fearnley & Maruska Greenwood

    Feb 10, 2018

    £10.00

  • Jenny Secker

    Jenny Secker

    Feb 9, 2018

    Timely but not before time

    £50.00

  • Robert Pankhurst

    Robert Pankhurst

    Feb 7, 2018

    I would really like to see this, but what will happen if you don't reach the £70k target? Sylvia deserves to be MUCH better appreciated.

    £30.00

  • Kate Flannery

    Kate Flannery

    Feb 6, 2018

    As we celebrate 100 years of women's suffrage, let's ensure we fight for all women

    £30.00

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