News from the meeting:

  • With Million Women Rise on March 7th, we’re looking into sorting out transport to get down to London. Anybody who wants to come along, please let us know (drop us a line at the usual address) so that we have accurate numbers.
  • Also on March 7th, and tipped to become a weekly event each Saturday from 1-3PM, WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom) are starting ‘Women in Black’ at the War Memorial (in front of John Lewis in Sheffield City Centre). As the title suggests, women will be dressed in black, representing the women that die in wars.

The discussion this week was on the subject of Women and Climate Change, kindly hosted by Ellen, the mother of a regular Fems member. A big thank you to her for travelling from Leeds to talk to us, and for giving us such a wealth of information. For example, an impact of global warming which we had not even known existed was that <!– @page { margin: 2cm } P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm } –> “in the Asian Pacific region the loss of coral reef through global warming is causing the destruction of marine ecosystems which many women depend on for their incomes.”