International Women's Day: celebrating women across Leicestershire tickets

The VenueDmu in Leicester

Thursday 14th March 2019

12:00pm til 8:00pm

No age restrictions

International Women's Day: Celebrating the achievements, diversity and unity of women across Leicester and Leicestershire

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International Women's Day: celebrating women across Leicestershire on Thursday 14th March 2019

New artists just confirmed:

  • Abena Bediako: Poet and singer

  • Ishi Khan-Jackson: Comedian

  • Sarah Davies: Writer, poet and comedian

  • Rosa Fernades: Poet

  • Leana Dubarry-Gurr: Musician

  • Sandra Pollock: Poet, author and singer

Hear from local inspirational women speakers

  • Dr Ellen Wright, Lecturer in Cinema and Television History at DMU on women in politics and as activists

  • Councillor Elaine Pantling celebrating the work of local suffragette Alice Hawkins

  • Sandra Pollock, Founder of the East Midlands Women's awards on being a black female in business

  • Ulrike Kubbatta, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Practice at DMU on shaping the powerful woman: transformation and documentary storytelling

  • Professor Julie Fish, Director of Centre for LGBT Research and Chair in Social Work and Health Inequalities at DMU on LBTQ women's activism in everyday life

  • Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, Founder and CEO of Zinthiya Trust on challenging bounadries and barriers for BAME women's empowerment

  • Sue Grogan, Director of Joined-Up working on setting up a business

  • Glynis Wright, Founder of Glynis Wright and Co Family Solicitors and Mediators on development of family law practice

  • Professor Bertha Ochieng, Integrated Health and Social Care at DMU on developing solutions in health and social care needs for women from socially disadvantaged populations

  • Farhana Sheikh, Head of Operations at Clifton Packaging Group on women building skills for business

Take part in numerous activities such as 'See It Be It: Media Representation and Role Models Workshop' facilitated by Professor Heather Savigny, Daisy Richards and Dr Ellen Wright

Stroll around stalls from various women's groups across Leicestershire including:

  • Women's Equality Party

  • WALL and UAVA

  • Zinthiya Trust

  • Sharma Women’s Centre

  • Clare Walker Consultancy

  • CLASP Carers Centre

  • NHS Research on post natal depression

  • Police and Crime Commissioner

  • Soft Touch

  • Soroptomists

  • Community Radio

  • Homestart

  • Inspiring You

  • Zaheera Kassam (Sportswear)

  • Labour West, Labour Women

Visit our FUn Library inspired by the Human Library and chat one-to-one with people like you who want to give voice to a part of their life story; an aspect which is often stereotyped and stigmatised.

This is a must visit event.

Bar and food facilities available

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