"The city and its pioneers" retraces the history of the city's feminist struggles

The tour is part of the series "Feminist Genealogies" and explores the protests in favour of emancipation and the right to vote of the women of Barcelona during the late 19th and early 20th centur

During the month of June the culture dissemination organisation Androna Cultura has programmed the first tour in the series Feminist Genealogies, a series of tours designed to explore the role of women in the city from the mid-19th century up to the present day.

La ciutat i les pioneres (The city and its pioneers) is an attempt to offer participants an insight into the Barcelona of the late 19th and early 20th and an understanding of the many opinions and perspectives of the feminist movement in Catalonia over the years, including conservative feminism with its roots in Catholicism, the anti-clerical stance of secular and worker-related feminism, as well as republicanism, anarchism and freemasonry.

The tour, which can be taken on Sunday the 21st of June at 11.30 am and Saturday the 27th at 6 pm, evokes historical figures who have traditionally been ostracised, such as Ángeles López de Ayala, Teresa Claramunt and Dolores Monserdà, as well as pioneering organisations such as the Societat Autònoma de Dones (Autonomous Women's Society), Mujeres Libres (Free Women) and the Biblioteca Popular de Dones (Popular Women's Library).

Over the course of the tour, which begins at the exit of the Urquinaona metro station on Carrer Jonqueres, participants can acquaint themselves with the struggles that took place from the 1920s onward for the right to education for women, the denunciation of the prevailing gender order and the demand for voting rights and full citizenship. La ciudad i les pioneres reveals the essential contribution of the women of the late 19th and early 20th century to the modernisation and democratisation of the Spanish state.

 

 

La ciutat i les pioneres

When: the 21th and the 27th of June

Tickets: 10€

Where: Via Laietana - Carrer Jonqueres

More information here

Publication date: Tuesday, 16 June 2015
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