Sister Sledge to perform for International Women’s Day in London

Legendary group Sister Sledge will be conducting a special performance at Care International’s ‘Walk In Her Shoes’ event on Sunday 6th March at The Scoop next to City Hall, London.

The sisters will join influential female figures such as Annie Lennox, Bianca Jagger and Helen Pankhurst, the great-granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who will lead a march ahead of International Women’s Day, which globally recognises the achievements of women as well as highlighting the issues facing them in society.

The Walk In Her Shoes march launches CARE International’s Walk In Her Shoes fundraising campaign, which asks people to walk 10,000 steps a day for 1 week in March, in solidarity with women and girls in poor communities who make gruelling daily treks for water, at the expense of the opportunity to go to school, and do paid work. This daily trek cruelly limits the status of women in their homes, communities and societies.

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The event will comprise of music, keynote speeches by Helen Pankhurst and Bianca Jagger  as well as The Rt. Hon. Justine Greening UK Secretary of State for International Development. A panel and Q&A with guests will be hosted by The Daily Telegraph’s Woman Editor Emma Barnett, followed by a Comedy performance from Bridget Christie. Everyone will then assemble for the walk over Millennium Bridge and reconvene at The Scoop for Sister Sledge’s finale performance of their greatest hits. They will also preview their new track ‘Women Are The Music of the World, (WAMOW)’, which will be released in April 2016.

Speaking about Sister Sledge’s participation, Helen Pankhurst, on behalf of CARE International said:  “We are so excited that Sister Sledge will be playing at Walk In Her Shoes. What a fitting and uplifting way to end the occasion, with music that speaks of the values of solidarity and sisterhood, and that everyone knows and loves. The Sisters will be walking shoulder to shoulder with us on the walk before raising the roof with a fabulous musical finale. Join us one and all for this inspiring event!”

The march on Sunday 6th March is open to everyone and takes place at 10am at The Scoop next to City Hall, London. Sign up to take part here.

Matt Tarr
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Matt Tarr

Matt Tarr

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