Women's Equality Brighton Celebrates 1st Birthday

Women’s Equality Brighton Celebrates 1st Birthday

WE Brighton is marking its first birthday with celebrations at the Synergy Centre, in West Street, Brighton at 7.30pm on 20th May 2016.
The fund-raising birthday party, which is for members, supporters and friends of WE Brighton, will celebrate the Brighton branch’s achievements in the last twelve months.  These will be captured on a new video, which will be screened during the evening, plus there will be an art exhibition, presentations, an open-mic slot, raffles and music.

The Brighton branch has come a long way since its first meeting a year ago in Saltdean Lido and has become one of the busiest branches in the country.  WE Brighton now has 1600 Facebook supporters, 700 twitter followers and 350 paid members and the numbers are growing steadily.

The branch was officially launched last October and since then we have run workshops to formulate policy, created a structure, spread the word about the party and reached out to organisations such as Rise, the Survivor’s Network and Brighton Women’s Centre. We helped launch the International Women’s Day celebrations at the Dome and created a twitter storm with our Suffragette Walk around Brighton.  We have a number of campaigns and research projects in the pipeline which we will unveil in the coming months.

Celia Wilson, the acting Brighton Branch Leader said: “It’s time to celebrate our first fabulous year in the UK’s most energising, game-changing, awesome political party. It has been a momentous first year of events, development and political activism. Of course we are still looking for volunteers and in return we can offer training, fun and friendship.

If you would like to find out more, email us at wepbrighton@gmail.com
In May 2015 Brighton branch of the Women’s Equality Party began, At that time there were only two other branches up and running – Edinburgh and Birmingham. Now we are one of 70+ branches and the number grows every day. Today we have over 1,600 people following us on Facebook, 700 on Twitter, more than 700 on our mailing list, and over 350 paid-up founder members who live in the city, we hope to continue to grow.