Crossroads Women’s Centre
Making Trouble, Making History : 1975-2022
An online illustrated talk for Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre was 6pm on Tuesday 26 th July 2022. Founding member Solveig Francis, tells the story of the Crossroads Women’s Centre, one of the oldest women’s centres in the country, from its origins as a squat in Drummond Street in 1975 up to the present day. Shoda Rackal, a current worker at the Centre, will talk about some of its current activities.
If you missed this event, recording of the event is here...
Visit the Wages for Housework Campaign - mother of Crossroads Women's Centre: to find out about their Golden Anniversary events this year.
The Reunion: October 2022. The sex workers’ occupation of the Church of the Holy Cross initiated by the English Collective of Prostitutes in November 1982 was a historic event in the history of King’s Cross and of the King’s Cross Women’s Centre, our former home (1979-1995), which provided a base for support work and for well-wishers and the media to be in touch with women in the church. To mark the 40th anniversary and as part of the Bloomsbury Festival, the Church organized the event, Hookers in the House of the Lord – The Reunion (modelled on the Radio 4 series) to reflect on the significance of the occupation then and today with others who were there at the time – members of the ECP, local residents, the church and the police. More information: an anniversary booklet, Hookers in the House of the Lord, and film here."
Find out about the monthly Self-help meetings :
All African Women's Group open to all asylum seekers.
Support Not Separation for mothers facing forced separation from their children
WinVisible for women visible and invisible disabilities
All these groups meet on a monthly basis.
Learn about the Eleanor Rathbone, Mother of Child Benefit, Oral History Project: Read our publication! And, if you want a speaker for your school, IWD event, community centre, lunch club, pensioners group and more - please get in touch.
Making Merry Christmas 2022! The Centre distributed 40 huge food hampers, containing everything to make a delicious Christmas dinner, to destitute and low-income women and children who join in the Centre’s collective self-help services. The hampers were donated by Carmel Charity Foundation, founded by a fashion supplier company based in Kentish Town. Kind volunteers at London Basket Brigade made up and delivered the hampers to women’s homes on 23 December.
And our generous friends at Food For All donated 40 children’s presents, all wrapped up and ready for Christmas.
In these very hard times mums much appreciated these contributions: