Appeal to fund Sylvia Pankhurst statue

16 May 2017

The Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee is appealing for help to reach its target of £70,000 to erect a statue to the suffragette in Clerkenwell Green.

Sylvia Pankhurst’s name is mainly associated with the fight for votes for women, but she was also involved in socialist causes, both domestic and international.  Sylvia is not represented on the memorial to her sister, Christabel, and her mother, Emmeline, that stands in Victoria Tower Gardens, London.

The Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee wants to commemorate “Sylvia’s commitment to peace and her fight against racism, fascism and imperialism; her work with trade unions, fighting for the impoverished working class in the East End of London and her campaigning for votes for women.”

Clerkenwell Green has been chosen for the location of the statue as it is where London’s May Day marches set off from and is also the site of rallies supporting the suffragettes as well as the Chartists and the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

The City of London Corporation has provided a grant of £10,000 to get the project underway, but the Committee needs to raise a further £70,000.  PCS and a number of other trade unions and campaigning groups are already sponsors of the campaign

What you can do

The Committee has set up a crowdfunding site for donations.

Follow the campaign on Twitter @sylviastatue and Facebook.

Visit the website to read the history and latest news of the campaign.

 

 

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