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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 Clark21 days ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    21 days ago

    This May Day Sylvia would be marching for workers rights, peace and international solidarity please keep her memory alive by helping raise a statue to Sylvia

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  • Philippa Clark1 month ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    1 month ago

    Jeannette - big thanks for this donation. We really are determined despite the knockbacks. Somehow sadly, Sylvia does not seem to be as popular as others. Grateful for your support. Phil

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  • Philippa Clark1 month ago
    Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    1 month ago

    Huge thanks to our latest donor! This really lifts the spirits. We will make sure everyone who has donated comes to the unveiling to celebrate this People's statue!

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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 5/16/2018 9:57 AM

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113

  • UNISON Essex

    UNISON Essex

    May 16, 2018

    UNISON Essex are pleased to support this statue of a worthy Women's Rights activist.

    £50.00

  • John and Lola Deighan

    John and Lola Deighan

    May 13, 2018

    Hi Philippa,All the best with this wonderful project and thanks to Dr Helen Pankhurst for being so inspirational when she came to Geneva recently.

    £100.00

  • Shinobu Kuwaki

    Shinobu Kuwaki

    May 6, 2018

    I have just read a book about Sylvia in Japanese.Her work had a great impact on me.She must be well-known all over the world.Good luck!

    £30.00

  • Carrie Gracie

    Carrie Gracie

    May 5, 2018

    Saluting Sylvia Pankhurst and all the women before and since who have worked to make us equal. Thank you for making this one happen, Philippa.

    £100.00

  • Sasha Clarkson

    Sasha Clarkson

    May 5, 2018

    Good luck with the project - Sylvia was undoubtedly the best of the Pankhursts! :)

    £5.00

  • Richard De La Rue

    Richard De La Rue

    Apr 26, 2018

    This really must happen. Cannot Emily Thornberry - or someone else - get this mentioned in parliament?

    £30.00

  • Lindsay Gordon

    Lindsay Gordon

    Apr 25, 2018

    £10.00

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