Protests & Suffragettes
A creative project led by a team of artists, activists, and local historians working to recover & re-voice the histories of women activists in Glasgow, and across Scotland. We create ‘artWalks’, public art & creative interventions in the public realm, conduct archival research & oral histories, and produce educational resources. We also work with Wikipedia as knowledge activists. The project was founded in 2013 by socially-engaged artist t s Beall, and it has an active membership of keen volunteers.
We recently ran a Crowdfunder, Celebrating Scotland’s Suffragettes — and with the help of over 250 supporters we raised an astonishing £20,000! 🎉 Over Lockdown we’ve developed Scotland’s Suffragette Trumps – a custom card game featuring over 40 activists. It’s fun, dynamic, and a great introduction to suffrage activism for the young, and young at heart!
We’re taking the stories of inspirational Scottish Suffragettes (and Suffragists) to classrooms and youth groups across Scotland. We’ve been working to producing Scottish Suffrage Education Packs – which will reach 3,000+ young people across the country.
We are partnering with 100 schools and youth groups across Scotland, and each will receive a free Scottish Suffrage Education Pack, with learning resources designed by Braw Talent. The Packs will ship in August once schools are back in session: see here for more on the Packs, and if you are a school or teacher, you can fill in this google form to be put on a waiting list.
As we had almost 300 schools and/or teachers register interest in receiving packs, and we can only produce 100 through our crowdfunder, we’ve decided to raise funds by selling decks of our new Suffragette Trumps cards – check out our NEW SHOPFRONT here!
– Protests & Suffragettes team