Rosie’s Plaques, the Norwich based guerilla art project, is raising funds to help us deliver support and therapy services to survivors of sexual violence and domestic abuse.
We are very thankful to all the Rosie’s, who have chosen Sue Lambert Trust as its nominated charity for is latest fundraising campaign, selling badges based on the alternative blue plaque: ‘For our sisters who were Just Walking Home.’
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event or former building on the site, serving as a historical marker. When the women of The Common Lot realised that of Norwich’s 300 blue plaques, only 25 are dedicated to women, they decided to do something about it. The Rosie’s Plaques project began in Norwich in May 2019 with eight ‘alternative’ blue plaques being erected, under cover of darkness.
The most recent plaque, situated near St Giles’ Street, was created in response to the brutal killing of Sarah Everard in March 21, which sparked widespread debate about women’s safety in the UK. Badges bearing the same inscription as this latest plaque are being sold online so people can remember Sarah Everard and all the women ‘who were Just Walking Home’.
Clive Evans, our chief executive said: “We are incredibly grateful for the support of the Rosie’s Plaques’ team. The plaque and badges have such a simple but poignant message. The funds raised by Rosie’s Plaques will help us to continue to deliver that support and hopefully expand our services at a time when self-referrals are growing exponentially.”
The Common Lot describe their guerrilla art as ‘Craftivism’; they put the plaques on buildings around Norwich under cover of darkness, dressed as 1940’s feminist icon ‘Rosie the Riveter’.
To find out more about Rosie’s Plaques and purchase badges visit www.rosiesplaques.com