Cotton Queens visit People’s History Museum, Manchester
On Saturday, 24th June, the Cotton Queens visited People’s History Museum in Manchester. They enjoyed looking around the museum and learning about protest as well as seeing the wonderful exhibits relating to themes they have been exploring. They particularly enjoyed seeing the protest banners on display. Their visit included taking part in a Fabric of Protest workshop on the theme of compassion. Thanks to the team at the museum for organising the self-guided visit and to the volunteers from Manchester City of Sanctuary for their support on the day. The group are now planning to create their own banner to celebrate the lives and achievements of Worktown Women.
Manchester City of Sanctuary works with refugees and asylum seekers to promote positive mental health and wellbeing and develops connections and networks with the local community. We recognise people’s individual humanity and encourage fun and friendship as a tool of resilience and empowerment.