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Exhibition Launch: Are we there yet? 150 years of progress towards equality

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cropped-logo.png Are we there yet?

Dr Kate Cook (as part of her role as Co-Chair for the University’s Staff Gender Forum) invites colleagues to attend the launch event for an exhibition that looks at the progress made towards equality in the UK – with a focus on Manchester. The launch is on Thursday 24 September from 5 to 7pm, and will take place at the Special Collections Gallery on the 3rd Floor of the Sir Kenneth Green Library at MMU.

From Peterloo to the Pankhursts to Pride, the people of Manchester have played an important role in bringing about change. This exhibition surveys the progress made towards equality in the UK by tracking key events, figures and legislation, with Manchester as a focus. It highlights change through archive photographs, magazines, films, posters and campaign material. Alongside this, children’s books selected from MMU Special Collections reflect changing attitudes to women, disability, race and sexual orientation over the last 150 years. The exhibition invites viewers to consider the present in the light of the past and ask themselves “Are we there yet?”

Are we there yet? has been curated by members of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Equality and Diversity Team and Fora. The exhibition runs from 17 August – 6 November 2015.

Please send r.s.v.p. to Pat Kelly: p.kelly@mmu.ac.uk or telephone 0161 247 3096.

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