Many of us have been following your various campaigns to save the libraries in Brent with our hearts in our mouths.
Congratulations on your successes, and thank you for all your hard work – your campaign will undoubtedly have contributed to reigning in local authorities across the country considering further closures.
We are writing now because Selma James has been invited to speak at Kilburn Library on Salusbury Road next Thursday, the 7thof February (6.30-7.30). Selma is an author and women’s rights and anti-racism campaigner who has been a resident of Brent for over 50 years. She is a co-founder of the busy Crossroads Women’s Centre in Kentish Town, and coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike. We are active in the anti-austerity movement, including defending welfare benefits for all, starting with mothers and people with disabilities.
We would very much welcome it if supporters from your campaign were able to come to the talk at Kilburn Library.
Please let your supporters know they will all be most welcome. The talk is on the occasion of the publication of Selma’s anthology of writing: Sex, Race and Class – The Perspective of Winning. It is also an opportunity for us to register our will to defend all library services.
Brent Libraries have put out a press release quoting Selma: “I’m pleased to be talking with my community in our library and to support libraries as centres of learning and culture in every community. We need the libraries for our ongoing education to which we are all entitled.”
We do hope you will be able to come and represent your campaign.
Thank you very much.
Global Women’s Strike