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Unite Community looks at the roots of women versus Trump

Unite Community looks at the roots of women versus Trump

06 March 2017

Unite the union’s Community section is to celebrate International Women’s Day with a free screening of a film looking at the women’s movement in America.

‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ documents the buried history of the individuals who formed the US women’s movement from 1966 to 1971. 

Many of the women featured have been involved in more recent protests against the anti-women statements and behaviour of President Trump. 

Unite Scotland Community organiser Jamie Caldwell said: “Unite Community stands for equality for all. We thought it was important to look at the history of the movement for women’s equality when it started in America. But we also wanted to give space for discussion about what we can learn for today’s struggles, both here and in the US.”

After the film screening, there will be a discussion, with a panel of women activists, including chair of Unite Scotland Women’s Committee Debbie Figures, vice-chair of the People’s Assembly, Lynn Henderson, and Unite Community activists Maria Feeney and Allannah McCready.

Unite Community membership gives people who are not in employment the chance to join the UK’s biggest union, giving them support to come together and organise for change in their communities. 

The screening of ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ is on Wednesday 8 March at 6.30pm at Unite’s offices in John Smith House, 145-165 West Regent Street, Glasgow, G2 4RZ. To book free tickets, visit facebook.com/unitecommunityscotland

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For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Unite Scotland press officer David Eyre on 07960 451631 / david.eyre@unitetheunion.org