Launch event of ‘Mothers for a Progressive Alliance’

‘Mothers for a Progressive Alliance’ is being launched by Compass and Jane Chelliah, the blogger ‘ambitiousmamas’, to push for those issues that affect mothers to be adopted as a cross-party effort. ‘Mothers for a Progressive Alliance’ will put forward issue areas and make a case using Matricentrism principles as to why mothers need a political discourse that represents their interests.

This event will be chaired by Frances Foley from Compass.

Dr Mark Boden, male feminist and Marxist scholar.

Kirsten Bayes, network speaker with the Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT)

Christine El Issa, activist against racism

Claire Hobson, former head of UK Trade & Investment France and currently working in the city as head of Policy and Public Affairs

Jane Chelliah on how Matricentric policies can benefit from a progressive alliance

Lunch will be provided. Children very welcome. Disability access with a wheelchair ramp.

Please email Jane Chelliah at as confirmation that you are attending otherwise just turn up on the day.


Caption: Launch of Mothers for a Progressive Alliance. Speakers from left to right: Claire Hobson who spoke about women and work, Dr Mark Boden who spoke about how changes in the workplace have affected mothers, Kirsten Bayes (behind) spoke about the effects of the arms trade on women, Christine El Issa spoke about Islamaphobia, Jane Chelliah and Frances Foley, Compass.


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