Join us on 29 November at Deptford Lounge!
We are holding a day of free activities at the Deptford Lounge on 29 November from 10am to 5pm – including speakers and performers from 2.30pm.
The naming of the dead
122 women have been killed through suspected male violence this year. That’s one woman dead every 2.49 days. At “The naming of the dead” exhibition one pair of shoes will represent each woman who has been killed by suspected male violence this year.
As Karen Ingala Smith states on her #countingdeadwomen blog male violence against women is connected. It’s systemic. It’s symptomatic of a wider problem. Until we start to openly acknowledge and talk about it, it won’t stop.
This exhibition is a startling visual reminder of the number of women who fell victim to male violence – often by someone they knew or loved.
Performers in support of women
We are very excited to have local women including a spoken word poet, and singer-songwriter Lucy Cait who will be performing with other presenters from 2.30pm.
The voices of male allies and library display
For those who cannot attend the events on 29 November, the interviews with male allies and a display of library books celebrating the lives and talents of women will be available at the Deptford Lounge from 22 November.