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Thursday, 1 March 2012

International Women's Day ... or month!

This month - March, for those of you haven't caught up yet(!) is of particular importance to those concerned with gender equality at it hosts International Women's Day on 8th March. However, since International Women's Day is about celebrating women's role in the world and raising awareness of their situations across the globe, one day of course is not enough to fit in the vast amount of wonderful things there are to say about women and to note all their fantastic contributions to life! So there is a tradition of generally using the whole of March to host a variety of events that look at women in the past, present and future.

Here is a programme of all the events that are being put on in Exeter throughout March in the spirit of International Women's Day. This list includes various events organised by both uni and non-uni groups and it is not exhaustive either. I have emboldened the events that relate specifically to gender equality society however and hope to see many of you there!

Time and date
Saturday 3rd March, 11am-3pm
St. Sidwell’s Centre
Health and Wellbeing (Devon United Women)
Wednesday 7th March, 7pm
Sexual violence prevention strategies workshop with Devon Rape Crisis Services, Devon and Cornwall Police, students and Guild staff
Thursday 8th March, 10am-4pm
The Lemon Grove
Vintage Fair and Clothes Swap for International Women's Day (Oxfam)
Thursday 8th March, 11am-3pm
St. Sidwell’s Centre
Past – present – future (DUW)
Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th March
Bikeshed theatre
“Tin Girls” play (DUW)
Saturday 10th March, 11am-5pm
Thistle Hotel
“Crikey mother, it’s vintage” vintage stalls and workshops to raise money for Women’s Land Army
Saturday 10th March, 2.30pm-4.30pm; 6.30pm-8.30pm
Black Box room at the Phoenix Centre
Rehearsed play reading of “7” (DUW)
Monday 12th March, 4pm-7pm
St. Sidewell’s Centre
Swap clothes and eat cake (DUW)
Wednesday 14th March, 3pm-4pm
Long Lounge at Exeter University
Meeting to discuss planning Reclaim the Night March with Labour students (Gender Equality Society included)
Wednesday 14th March, 7.30pm-10pm
Coffee Express at Exeter University, Ram Pub
“LGBTQ in the feminist movement – Part 2” talk and discussion followed by drinks in the Ram (Gender Equality Society)
Friday 16th March, 6pm-8pm
Exeter Central Library
Challenging Inequalities
Saturday 17th March, 6pm-9pm
Back Box room at the Phoenix Centre
Film “Caramel”
Monday 19th March, 11am-2pm
Mint Church
Celebrating motherhood (DUW)
Tuesday 20th March, 11am-1pm
Olive Tree Office
Human rights and women (DUW)
Friday 23rd March, 6pm-9pm
X Centre
“Arwa Amba” film and quiz
Saturday 24th March, 11am-3pm
Exeter Corn Exchange
“Bazaar” stall and performances (DUW)
Tuesday 27th March, 12pm-6pm
Great Hall at Exeter University
Empowering Women Day exhibition (Gender Equality Society and Guild)
Tuesday 27th March, 7pm-9pm
Freddy Mercury Room, Cornwall House   at Exeter University
Rehearsed play reading of “7” and discussion (Gender Equality Society and DUW)

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