International Women’s Day is coming to UEA and it’s going to be big. Perhaps you’ve seen our flyers or posters around campus, or been invited to our event on facebook but you’re still wondering what it’s all about, and why you should get involved.
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. International Women’s Day at UEA will be on March 7th, a day early to avoid clashing with other events throughout the city.
Our daytime event will take place in the LCR. It runs between 12 and 5, and is structured as a drop-in event. We will have a series of speakers throughout the day and invite you to come to whichever talks you are interested in, from the following:
12:15 Nitya Rao (DEV) – Gender Justice and Violence – Why is International Women’s Day important?
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 Tessa Gilder Smith – Q&A with the newly elected Women’s Officer
There will also be clubs and societies running tables for you to visit and fun badges for sale.
At 5pm Adrienne Jolly from the careers service will be running an empowerment workshop in Arts 2.03. This is certain to be a load of fun, so we really recommend it.
The facebook event for the day is here.
Our evening’s activities kick off at 7:30pm in the Blue Bar. This will be an all-female variety performance and we’ve got some great acts lined up for you guys:
Our stellar lineup features poetry from:
and a special performance from the cast of UEA’s Vagina Monologues.
The facebook event for the evening is here.
All the events are free and open to everyone, men and women. We really hope to see you there!