Made In Derby 50:50 Campaign

Derby has recently received some funding from D2N2 to create a lasting monument in the City.

 

Derby City Council along with Derby Telegraph  and various Business owners in Derby have decided on a Hollywood style Walk of Fame entitled Made in Derby. Click on the links below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An artist's impression of how the finished plaque will look - all it needs is the name of the famous person

Source: http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/made-derby-help-choose-who-773332

The names of men, 'the sons of Derby and Derbyshire' are already well represented in our streets, public monuments and our written history of Derby. What is not so visible are the names and histories of the thousands of women who have also contributed to Derby and who have taken our City's name nationally and much further afield. This proposed Walk of Fame is a great opportunity to counter the systemic under-representation of women and the 'invisibility of women's stories and the significant contribution that women have made and continue to make to our wonderful City. Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation will be launching a campaign to persuade people in the City to use this opportunity to have a Fifty/Fifty List of men and women for the Made In Derby Walk of Fame..... 2018 marks 100 yrs of the first women (not all women) winning the right to vote in General Elections and it is more than time for change....come on Derby get behind us and vote with your feet! Visit our list of amazing Derby and Derbyshire Women at http://www.deedsnotwordstowardsliberation.com/copy-of-100-derbyshire-women #DeedsNotWordsTowardsLiberationCampaignMadeInDerbyFiftyFiftyCampaign

This is an opportunity for women to shine alongside their male counterparts. We will draw from our existing Derbyshire 100+ Women List but we also encourage you to get on board and name women you know about and also write to the Telegraph and help us make this small step forward. So far very few women have actually been named...http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/…/famous-names-start-flood-…

Please tweet using the following hashtags

 

#MadeInDerbyFiftyFiftyCampaign

#DeedsNotWordsTowardLiberationMadeInDerbyFiftyFiftyCampaign

 

AND  also write to Zena Hawley at zhawley@derbytelegraph.co.uk  and comment on Derby Telegraph FaceBook Page at https://www.facebook.com/derbytelegraph/ To find the original article you will need to scroll don to November 15th 2017. Also comment on any updated articles or go straight to the Telegraph website at 

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/made-derby-help-choose-who-773332

The Project was made public on November 15th when the artists did his call out for names...we only have until November 30th to make a difference so we need to act quickly.

This campaign needs you!

 

The Mandela Centre, 179 Pear Tree Rd, Derby, DE23 8NQ  E:vox.feminarum@gmail.com T: 01332 347066

Deeds Not Words Towards Liberation has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to record, preserve and raise awareness about women's social and political activism in Derbyshire. Shoulder to Shoulder events are funded by the Celebrating Votes for Women Fund

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