Saturday, September 24, 2011

September 2011 meeting at Time for Tea 110 Shoreditch High Street


The Shoreditch Sisters invite you to our next meeting.

Tuesday 27th September 7-9pm

Free for members, £3 for non-members

We will be continuing with our usual collision of craft and feminism this month.

Our guest speaker is the living legend Efua Dorkenoo, founder of FORWARD UK, author of "Cutting the Rose" and currently the Advocacy Director of the FGM Program at Equality Now. Eufa was part of the 1970's women's movement and was the first person to put FGM on the UK agenda 30 years ago, she is a true hero and inspiration. She will share with us the amazing work she is doing and has done campaigning against FGM. The Shoreditch Sisters have been working to bring the issue of FGM into the public consciousness, through our Embroideries Quilt and appearances in newspapers and on the radio. Eufa is the godmother of all FGM campaigning and we are really  excited to welcome her.

After the inspirational talk, we'll be learning how to crochet with a group of friends and members of the Shoreditch Sisters, the East End WI and the Borough Belles. If you have a crochet hook and wool please bring them, but as usual we will have some spare hooks to lend out and a wool stash. If you have a spare hook you are willing to lend out for the evening, mark it with a dab of nail varnish, so we can get it back to you at the end of the night.