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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 Clark

    Philippa Clark

    8 days ago

    Philippa Clark

    Saturday 12th August annual Sylvia Pankhurst Lecture will be delivered by her granddaughter, Helen Pankhurst. Do join us at Wortley Hall, the Workers Stately Home, north of Sheffield at 7pm.

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  • Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    19 days ago

    Philippa Clark

    Thank you Victoria. Sylvia's role in the anti imperialist struggle together with her unequivocal stand against racism and fascism deserves wider recognition.

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  • Philippa Clark

    Philippa Clark

    20 days ago

    Philippa Clark

    Today's Guardian - Sylvia anti-racist and anti imperialist. The Jamaican-born poet Claude McKay reported from the London docks for the Workers’ Dreadnought newspaper, run by the anti-imperialist suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst. “Stirring up the passions of the workers against aliens,” he advised, was a “capitalist game” that “nicely fed and clothed labour officials” should not play. Pankhurst herself observed: “Civilisation must indeed be written down as a failure, if it could find no better means of spreading knowledge than the sword.

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  • Victoria Dawson

    Victoria Dawson

    Jul 28, 2017

    £10.00

  • Pete Scott

    Pete Scott

    Jul 7, 2017

    Good luck with your efforts

    £20.00

  • Sheila Eilts

    Sheila Eilts

    Jul 4, 2017

    Your hard work for this worthy cause is greatly appreciated.

    £30.00

  • Anna-Maria Saeb-Parsy

    Anna-Maria Saeb-Parsy

    Jun 12, 2017

    Our good friend Chris Reid shared this with me and and I am really pleased to donate something towards recognising what this woman did for social equality.

    £30.00

  • jestyn thirkell-white

    jestyn thirkell-white

    Jun 2, 2017

    £30.00

  • Kat lorran

    Kat lorran

    Jun 2, 2017

    Fantastic campaign - let's get more statues of inspirational Women in London. #nomorejohns

    £20.00

  • Fay Miller

    Fay Miller

    Jun 2, 2017

    I studied the suffragette movement as part of my degree and I will always be in awe of the Pankhursts and the impact they had on securing women the vote and on other issues relating to women.

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