Folk star at women’s day event in Greenwich

BY CALUM FRASER
calum@slpmedia.co.uk

Folk singer and human rights campaigner Julie Felix will perform at a free event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday.

Ms Felix, pictured, who has worked with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, will be playing at Woolwich Library, launching the University of Greenwich’s Greenwich 100 Exhibition – Beyond the Suffragettes.

The exhibition marks the centenary of the 1918 Act which gave all men and some women the right to vote in Parliamentary elections. Denise Scott-McDonald, cabinet member for culture, creative industries and community well-being, said: “Greenwich is very proud to support International Women’s Day and celebrate the economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

“This is a momentous year as it marks 100 years since some women first gained the right to vote, so I am pleased that we are putting on such an interesting programme which will include a very special performance by Julie Felix. We are committed to improving the diversity of the workforce and treating staff equally in all areas of employment, including career development, pay and training.”

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is Press for Progress in recognition of the need to promote gender inclusivity.

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