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Museum hosts discussion on women’s rights and empowerment

Published on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

New Walk Museum

SOME of Leicester’s most inspirational and successful women will be discussing the future of women’s empowerment at an event at New Walk Museum on Friday (27 September).

The panel of women, representing areas including business, academia and politics, will discuss how women will be remembered over the next 100 years, while looking at what the future holds for women’s rights.

Joining the discussion will be Miranda Cannon, a director at Leicester City Council and the returning officer for all local elections, Evington ward councillor Sue Hunter, whose experiences as a teenager of mixed heritage growing up in Leicester in the 1970s led to her involvement in politics,  Elvy Morton, the founder of Leicester's Caribbean Carnival, Dr Emma Parker, associate professor of English at the University of Leicester and an expert on the life and works of playwright Joe Orton, Cllr Rita Patel, the assistant city mayor for equalities and special projects,  Manjula Sood MBE, the first Asian female Lord Mayor in the UK, and Jo Tallack, general manager of Highcross Leicester.

The discussion will be followed by questions from the audience.

The free event takes place as New Walk Museum hosts a major exhibition that celebrates some of the country’s most inspirational women.  Anita Corbin: 100 First Women Portraits continues until Sunday 27 October and features stunning photographs of contemporary women who have achieved firsts in their field.

Doors open at 6pm for a private view of the 100 First Women Portraits exhibition, with the discussion starting at 7.30pm. A bar will be available.

For more information, please call New Walk Museum on 0116 225 4920.