What’s an EqualiTea?
To mark 90 years since the Representation of the People Act became law, the UK Parliament are inviting you to celebrate this historic moment by throwing a tea party.
Hold an event or activity
Anyone can hold an EqualiTeas tea party. Your EqualiTea event or activity can take any form you would like. It can be big or small, private or public, inside or out. As long as it brings your community together to explore what equality means to people.
Well, firstly we’re in Yorkshire, but also…
Tea parties have a long tradition as part of the campaign for equal votes. Historically, tea parties were hotbeds of political activism. It was one of the few ways women could meet without men to discuss and plan.
The leading suffrage organisations used tea parties and tea shops as central elements in their campaigning. They were excellent spaces to increase awareness, discuss tactics and raise money.
Your event doesn’t have to be a tea party, just an event or activity that brings people together to discuss equality. But tea is always a good idea…