Common Ground - March 2023
We were delighted to be joined by some of the women who were involved in the original protests against the presence of US missiles on UK soil in the 1980's, many of whom continue to campaign for peace & justice to this day.
The event included an exhibition of photographs & articles documenting the protests, and guests heard stories, songs & poems from those who were there. We were also treated to a lesson on how to build a 'bender', or willow-den, which were used as natural shelters by women camping at the protest sites.
Community Plan 4 Holloway came to speak about their campaign to ensure the needs of the local community, and particularly women & children, remain at the heart of the redevelopment of the former Holloway Prison site (where, controversially, some Greenham protesters were formerly incarcerated). We also heard a speech from Jeremy Corbyn, and The Museum of Youth Culture came to talk about their amazing archive which includes stories & photos documenting the political activism of young people across the decades.