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Celebrating Votes for Women 1918-2018

  • Attlee Suite Portcullis House, 1 Bridge Street London, SW1A 2LW UK (map)
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City Sikhs cordially invite you to 'Celebrating Votes for Women' a special event to celebrate 100 years of women receiving the right to vote in the UK, and in particular, to celebrate the hidden histories of BAME women during the suffragette movement.

The main woman of BAME heritage who was part of the Suffragette movement was Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, the goddaughter of Queen Victoria and the granddaughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Royal Mail are issuing a stamp featuring her in mid-February, and she will be the first person of Sikh heritage to ever feature on a British stamp. 

This event will include a short talk about Princess Sophia Duleep Singh followed by an interactive discussion and Q&A session at which guests will have the opportunity to probe the speakers with any relevant questions. 

Agenda:

18:00 Arrival and Registration (please allow 20 minutes to get through parliamentary security)
18:30 Welcome note from City Sikhs
18:35 Talks and Panel debate, incorporating audience Q&A
19:35 Summary and close
19:40 Networking
20:00 End

Free entry; please register