Event: Selma James speaking at “Public Access Television, the Community Programme Unit and the BBC”

2-6pm Saturday 25 March 2023 Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH

Public Access Television – the Community Programme Unit

Panelists include Selma James of the International Wages for Housework Campaign/Global Women’s Strike

It was the new Wages for Housework Campaign Selma had founded (1972) which brought women together to put All Work and No Pay on the screen in 1976 , as part of the BBC’s Open Door Series.  The film shows how multi racial and international the campaign was from the very beginning; the delightful music was also original to the campaign.  It ends with unique footage of the historic general strike of all women in Iceland in 1975. 

All Work and No Pay and other films made in the first decade of the BBC’s Community Programme Unit are available to watch as part of the People Make Television exhibition at Raven Row Gallery, 56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS.  Open Wed-Sunday 11am-6pm

The archive of the WFH campaign (1972-2022) is housed at the Bishopsgate Institute here