Women's Liberation Conference 1978 Birmingham
April 1978 to April 1978
The last ever national Women's Liberation Conference was held in Birmingham in April 1978 at Ladywood School. The motion to have a separate freestanding seventh demand of the Women's Liberation Movement, 'An end to discrimination against lesbians', was passed. However, the friction, clashes and splits between different factions of the movement, including around race, class and between socialist feminists and lesbian feminists, particularly revolutionary feminists / 'political lesbians' marked the end of the possibility of a single Women's Liberation Movement continuing from then onwards.
A number of our contributors recall their role in either organising or participating in the event and the repercussions of what happened that weekend.
Birmingham Women's Liberation Conference plenary April 24th 1978
photo from Guardian article by Anna Coote Click here to read Anna Coote's article