Save Lambeth Women's Project - Public Meeting
June 10, 2012 17:00Tagged as: gender social_struggles women
Lambeth Women's Project, 166a Stockwell Road, SW9 9TQ
Lambeth Women's Project has been given 2 weeks to leave it's home of over 3 decades. Eviction is set for 15th June.
We are holding a public meeting to plan actions. Bring banners, placards etc. We want to use the building as much as possible over the next two weeks and fill it with music, meetings, talks, food and lots of people. We are not going anywhere, this is our building in our community, we must make this clear.
Come and picket, come and occupy, come and help LWP stay where it belongs!
If you would like to help in some way please get in touch.
We are also having nightly pots and pans protests at Windrush Square - come join us and make some noise! Up-to-date details here: http://www.facebook.com/events/392095100826230/
LWP is an umbrella organisation that provides space and other resources to a variety of other women's groups. We currently house 11 groups that will be affected by this unreasonable eviction.
Groups currently at LWP work in the following areas:
• Advisory services
• Art and music
• BAME women
• Domestic violence
• Gang related
• Green issues
• Health incl. sexual health
• Young women's service
LWP had sole use of the building at 166a Stockwell Road from 1979- 2010. When Stockwell Primary School were made managers of the building a 5 year lease was given to LWP in order for the two organisations to share the building. We still have 3 years left on this lease and are being pushed out on totally unfounded grounds with a completely unrealistic timescale of two weeks. Lambeth have offered no alternative space for LWP to move to.
Even in these times of struggle - with less space and virtually no funding - approx 150 women walk through our doors each month. Many other women benefit from our community outreach work and one off events.
WHERE DO WE GO NOW?
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