Presence - Silent walk of solidarity

Project by Hannah Mary

To raise money to organise and run a silent walk of women dressed in white around Wolverhampton City centre with a portrait exhibition after

We did it!

On 5th Mar 2018 we successfully raised £138 with 7 supporters in 28 days

The Basics :

Last year for international women days in march 2017 I organised and ran a Silent Walk of Solidarity, women dressed in white stopping at poignant locations around the city in silence, such as the job centre and the courts. 

We got an amazing and sometimes abusive response from the public, but the majority were very effected and respectful. 

This year im organising the walk again with alot more women, with an exhibition in two locations showcasing portraits of the women who walked and the stories behind their walk. 

The money raised would pay for printing and framing costs, sashes and travel. 

Anything raised above this or not used I will donate to WASPI.



The full description:

A silent Walk through Wolverhampton city centre by women dressed in white, wearing purple sashes and giving out cards with the quote ‘deeds not words’. We will be stopping at historically profound locations in the city and forming lines holding hands. There a photography exhibition afterwards showing portraits of the participants with statements of who they walked for. The idea is to provide a safe space for women to engage with each other working towards a collective experience, stand together in silence for ourselves and each other, then present to the local areas and engage communities in talking about taking action for the representation of women.

 

Last year I organised a Silent Walk of local women dressed in full White, walking hand in hand in silence around Wolverhampton City centre and stopping for durations of time outside prominent historical locations. This was in response to International Women’s day and the protests happening against regressive political situations around the world, showcasing a demonstration of respect and a silent reflection of solidarity. We carried cards saying 'deeds not words' which we handed out and wore purple sashes which we left for the public to find. 


Please help me show the strength in solidarity. 

For the living and continuing presence and memory of women.

For the past, the present and our futures.


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