King's Lynn and Wisbech
Jackie has been one of the co-ordinators of Kings Lynn and Wisbech StoptheWar since 2003. She has organised and taken part in vigils, leafletings, meetings and groups to attend national demonstrations and conferences in London.
In December 2014 she co-organised the event, Making Peace, held in Wisbech’s Rosmini Centre. This involved workshops on poetry, art and music and a concert of poetry and song. Local artists, and StoptheWar supporters, taking part were William Alderson, Sean Finlay, Cary Outis, Derek Paice, the John Preston Tribute Band, Edwin Salter and Jonathan Toye.
Jackie is committed to fighting climate change and supported local Transition Town groups including Downham and Villages in Transition (DAVIT) and Transition King's Lynn.
King's Lynn and District
Trades Union Council
Jackie was Equalities Officer of the King’s Lynn and District Trades Council and for the Kings Lynn No. 1 Branch of the GMB in 2013 and 2014, when she initiated and organised a series of talks by women about women, Women for Change. These were highly praised and very well attended.
Speakers from London included:
Cristel Amis from the Crossroads Women’s Centre, Camden, together with Geraldine and Vera, asylum seekers who spoke of their experience
Megan Downey from SERTUC.
Katherine Connelly, biographer of Sylvia Pankhurst
Lindsey German, author of How A Century of War Changed the Lives of Women
Helen Pankhurst (granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst).
Outstanding local speakers included:
Bernie Barclay, a French teacher, on Olympe de Gouges
Hilary Finlay, who spoke about medieval women.