英國女性運動專門圖書館面臨倒閉危機

2016/02/23     來源:Feminist Library閱讀原文

Feminist Library faces eviction on 1st March – start of Women’s History month!
 
The Feminist Library is about to be thrown out of the building that has been its home for 30 years. [1]
 
Southwark Council is threatening to close down the Feminist Library on 1st March unless the Library agrees to an immediate increase in our rent from £12,000 to £30,000 a year. The Council’s actions could cause the closure of a unique archive with a 40 year history. The Feminist Library has launched a wide-scale campaign, fast gaining international support, to fight the council’s decision, including a special appeal to donate to its Emergency Fund. [2]
 
On 10th February, Southwark Council Cabinet approved a report [3] that ‘highlights the need for a thriving Voluntary and Community Sector that mobilises community action and makes best use of community resources, skills, knowledge and spaces’. Una Byrne, on behalf of the Feminist Library, said: ‘We cannot understand how treating our organisation in such a way is consistent with approving this report.’...more

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