Statues and Memorials celebrating women’s rights!

Statues and memorials to women’s rights are popping up all over the US and elsewhere. The Central Park statue of Stanton, Anthony, and Truth has been in the news, as have historic road markers across the nation, and reminders of the close 19th Amendment vote in Nashville, Tennessee.

Remembering Mary Wollstonecraft in the UK, also known as The Mary on the Green campaign, as part of the Newington Green Action Group, has been awarded £15,000 by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

“This generous grant comes at a crucial time for our campaign, and means that our goal of raising a memorial to human rights pioneer and local hero Mary Wollstonecraft is now within reach,” says Bee Rowlatt, Chair of Mary on the Green. “Newington Green is where some of Wollstonecraft’s boldest and most world-changing ideas took shape. This has always been a local initiative, and we can’t wait to see the memorial artwork stand in the heart of the community, inspiring all those who walk by.”

Funding will support the production of the memorial and will facilitate the moulding, cast, finish and installation of the ten-foot sculpture (the winning design was selected by a committee including local residents) and fund a community launch event open to school children, community members, and the news media.