Beyond the Backstreet: Fighting for Abortion Rights 50 years on – Sat 28 Oct

To mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act, Abortion Rights is organising a day of discussions and workshops and an evening of comedy, poetry and spoken word.

Saturday 28 October at the Rich Mix London
Day Event, 10:30 am – 4 pm
Evening Event, 7 pm – 10 pm

An action packed program brings together activists, journalists, politicians and performers to celebrate the legacy of the life-saving 1967 Abortion Act that dragged abortion out of the dangerous backstreet.

Buy tickets for the event here.

Speakers include:

Jane Garvey, BBC 4 Women’s Hour. Polly Vernon, Columnist and Author, Stella Creasy MP. Cat Smith MP. Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC. Dr. Ann Rossiter, Author and Activist. Jane Kavanagh, UCL lecturer. Professor Sally Sheldon, Kent University Law lecturer. Dr Pam Lowe, Ashton University lecturer. Kerry Abel, Abortion Rights. Diane Munday, Activist. Dilys Cossey, Activist. Jan Nielsen, Activist. Zing Tsjeng, Vice Broadly. Liza Bakeyi, gal-dem. Satia Sa Dias, Melanin Millenials. Emma Campbell, Alliance for Choice NI. Cara Sanquest, London Irish ARC. Sinead Kennedy, Repeal the 8th.

Performers include:

Kate Smurthwaite, host. Lucy Porter, comedian. Sabrina Mahfouz, poet. Grainne Maguire, comedian. Bridget Minamore, poet.