International Women’s Day has been observed since the early 1900s and is now an official holiday in 27 countries worldwide and celebrated unofficially in many other countries. It is a day for celebration of women’s achievements and of the many improvements that have been made to women’s lives throughout the years, as well as looking to the future and the ways we can further improve women’s lives globally.
This year celebrate International Women’s Day at UEA. There will be a day-long event in the LCR, with public speakers discussing a range of topics relating to women, as well as information on women’s health and the opportunity to take part in an empowerment workshop run by Adrienne Jolly, of UEA’s Careers Centre. Events will be running all day so drop in any time, there’ll be something happening!
The Line-up is:
12:15 Nitya Rao (DEV) – Gender Justice and Violence
12:45 Helen Warner (PSI) – Women in Sport
13:15 Eylem Atakav (FTV) – Women, Islam and the Media
13:45 Vicki McDermott (PSY) – Violence in Intimate Teenage Relationships
14:15 Sarah Monks (ART) – Women and Art
14:45 Liz McKinnell (PHI) – Body Positivity and Street Harassment
15:15 Tori Cann (PSI) – Girlhood
15:45 Sanna Inthorn (PSI) – “I’m fit, I’m flirty and I’ve got double Fs.” – Women and sexuality on TV
16:15 Women’s Officer Q&A with Tessa Gilder-Smith and newly-elected Rachel Knott
Each talk is 20 mins long, feel free to attend as many as you want.
At 5pm Adrienne Jolly from the UEA Careers service will be running a workshop for us in Arts 2.03.
There will also be an evening event in the Blue Bar featuring live music, poetry, and stand-up comedy from various talented women: http://www.facebook.com/events/550142831676286/?group_id=0
Think globally, act locally. Join us in working together to ensure that the future for all women is bright, equal, safe, and rewarding.