Preparations and developments are gathering a pace for the run in the Congo. Some great photos from Tuesday night with Christine Karumba and Judith Wanga now on Flicker and comments from Anne Lennox about it on her blog.
Bit of coverage today in the national magazine PR week as well!
Currently gearing myself up for running a marathon on a treadmill in central London on Saturday morning – who knows what this will be like: boring or interesting?? If you are around come to 29 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB – seconds away from Oxford Circus tube station!
Annie Lennox’s comments:
There’s an unquestionable zeitgeist in the air, with a big capital “W” at the fore of it..
July 6th 2010
Just came back from a special event at Amnesty International, focusing on the plight of women in Congo. Had an earlier meet with various folks..The White Ribbon Alliance/ Women 4 Women, and Oxfam..trying to work out how we can create a broader and more effective profile and platform for the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day here in the UK.
There’s an unquestionable zeitgeist in the air, with a big capital “W” at the fore of it..Many western women are complacent..We inherited the benefits of an emancipation that we didn’t have to struggle for, therefore we took it for granted, and the message became skewed… even ridiculed, for all kinds of reasons.
The term “Feminism” is slightly abashed and cowering in a cupboard somewhere, engulfed by the heady aroma of the dying embers of burned bras, and unshaved armpits. Feminists don’t need to be “strident”, or” ball breakers”, or even “female” to qualify. And here’s the deal.. ”Feminism“ has been alive and working for decades in every part of the globe, and at all kinds of levels all along. It’s just that the dots haven’t always been joined up… the separate manifestations haven’t always been connected as a whole.
We’re at a point where the light needs to shine on it again, so that we can acknowledge the force and power that we are “collectively” in order to become redefined and recognised for who we all are.. Now.
Watch this space.