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Thursday, September 13 • 11:00am - 12:45pm
Learning Journey #3: Palace of Westminster: VIEW the "Voice and Vote: Women's Place in Parliament" Exhibition

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After the DISRUPT 3.0 Book Reveal and Reading, we will walk over to the Voice & Vote Exhibition.

  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM - 80 Tickets available to view the Voice and Vote Exhibition
  • 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM - Suffragette Talks (you may leave the V&V exhibition to join the Talks and return to the V&V after)
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch on your own. Try the Jubilee Cafe. Visit the Parliament Shop for souvenirs!
Suffragette Talks when Parliament is sitting During this talk our Visitor Assistants highlight the militant campaign conducted by members of  the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU - motto 'Deeds not words') and the Women's Freedom League (WFL), and how their actions impacted Parliament.

In 1908 the WSPU urged the public to join them in an attempted 'rush' on Parliament. About 60,000 people gathered but the police cordon held fast. In the same year, three WFL members unfurled a banner from the Ladies' Gallery into the Commons Chamber.  

Voice & Vote: Women's Place in Parliament exhibition - 80 tickets!
Westminster exhibition charts 100 years of women's suffrage. Curators spent four years collecting items to trace history of equality fight.

This exhibition is so fitting as FWN celebrates its 15th year of empowering Filipina women worldwide.

Maria Miller, the chair of the women and equalities committee, said: “This exhibition is not just about equality, and the anniversary of some women gaining the right to vote, it’s about women’s right to stand for election, to sit in the House of Lords … It’s about what still needs to be done.”

Fewer women have been elected to parliament than there are MPs in any one parliament (650). And in the thousand years of its history, there were always more male MPs in the House of Commons at any one time than the number of women MPs who had ever been elected, until Caroline Johnson won a by-election on 8 December 2016, 98 years after the first female MP.

At one end of the exhibition in Westminster Hall – one of the central points of the suffragettes’ campaign – are the doors where Alice Hawkins was arrested in 1909 for disorderly conduct and resisting the police. Her bail warrant is also on display.

What’s in the Voice & Vote exhibition?
Throughout the exhibition, rare and previously unseen historic objects, pictures and archives from the Parliamentary collections will be on show. Together with immersive and interactive technologies, the exhibition will tell the story of women in Parliament, the campaigning, the protests and the achievements. It will also examine where we are today and how you can make change happen. Featuring:
Immersive spaces
The Ventilator
The Cage
The Tomb

Dress Code:
Business and business walking shoes

Why wear your All-Access Name Badge?  - All Access Name Badge has a different color
  1. Entry to board shuttle
  2. Entry to off-site events and Learning Journey
  3. Entry to summit educational sessions
Contribution:  Included in All-Access Summit Pass registration

FWN's Photographer/Videographer Policy:
FWN will have an official photographer and videographer on-site at all summit events. You are NOT allowed to bring your own photographer/videographer (even as a gues) to any of the events without media credentialing approval from FWN.

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Hon. Cynthia Barker

Councillor, Barker & Partners Consulting (UK)
Cynthia Barker is best known as the first Filipina-British to get elected as Councillor in the UK and Deputy Mayor for Hertsmere this year. Her role is pivotal in developing the empowerment and political awareness of her community to make them better engaged and integrated into the... Read More →
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Francine Maigue

District Director, California State Assembly
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Rowena Romulo

Owner, Romulo Restaurant Group UK Limited
Rowena Romulo is the owner of Romulo Café, the first international outpost of a family-owned food business established in 2009 in Manila. The resturant draws upon the family legacy of one of the Philippines’ international diplomatic figures, Carlos P. Romulo, offering food lovers... Read More →

Thursday September 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:45pm BST
Palace of Westminster Westminster, London SW1A 0AA