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Social Justice Walks

08 June - 29 June

13:00 -13:40

ACT! Social Justice walks in your lunchtime. Take a walk along radical routes - every Wednesday.

Feminist walk takes in Mary Wollstonecraft who lived near Phoenix Road. Her daughter Mary Shelley was born here and wrote Frankenstein, living, like her mother, as an author and a formidable woman. The first walk takes in sites associated with a number of strong women who made their mark on Somers Town, including housing reformers, rebels and revolutionaries.

Our second Wednesday takes in African decolonisation - in Cranleigh Street George Padmore lived and led anti colonial struggles across the world, from this modest Somers Town hub, along with Nkrumah, CLR James, Claudia Jones, Paul Robeson and others, from the Headquarters of the International African Service Bureau to the site of the Unity Theatre to an impressive block of social housing, Park View the politics of building naming, as we explore the reasons behind the presence of Cecil Rhodes House, now renamed.

Our third Rebels takes in the anarchic and activist histories including squatting.

Meet and end at the new Somers Town Museum for refreshments.

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Somers Town Museum

52 Phoenix Road



Wheelchair accessible
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