Ref NoDM2123/1/Archive Boxes 135
TitleWomen's self defence courses, 1981-1982, and Polish Women's Forum in London, 1986
DescriptionFolder 1: Self Defence
34 colour slides showing women carrying out a self defence course. Note records 'ILEA self defence training course for teachers?, early 1980s'

Report: 'An investigation into the place and nature of Women's Self Defence Courses in adult and further education (with special reference to the Inner London Area). 'A study of women's self defence teaching in further and adult education', By Ceri Williams, HBS, and Maria Jastrzebska, HBS, June 1982.
An additional note records 'Maria went on to be an ILEA Equal Opportunities Advisory Teacher for Self Defence for Girls in Schools a few years later. Both Maria and Ceri taught in further education'.
Photographs show self defence and karate course for women, Wales 1981; international women's self defence course, Sweden, 1981; and Clacton, 1981.
16 handwritten pages, 1 printout of a sheet on self defence, 10 colour photographs, 4 black and white photographs.

Folder 2: Polish Women's Forum/POSK, London, March 1986
The event was the first ever Polish forum held in London according to Maria Justrzebska, who was involved in organising the event, and who is shown on the photographs.
Folder: POSK, 238-246 King Street, London, W6. '1986 forum POLEK',
22 March 1986, 10am-6pm
Minutes of a meeting, and report of the Forum Polek, notes in Polish and English. Women were organising a 'Forum Polskich Kobiet', and there is a folder of materials relating to this event. The activity was funded by the GLC.

8 large black and white photographs showing the Forum Polek, 1986
Photographs taken by Joanna Voight, 'Judy Daish Associates'. Some pencil annotations give names of people in the photographs.

Maria Justrzebska who gave these materials to the Feminist Archive South in September 2016.
FormatPhotographic slide
Extent2 folders
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