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International Women’s Day: March 7

Besi Besemar March 7, 2015

Brighton Women’s Centre will be celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD) on Saturday, March 7 at The Brighton Dome Café Bar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a day of free entertainment, workshops, stalls and much more.

International Women's DayTHIS year’s theme is Make It Happen, to encourage effective action for advancing and recognising women around the world. IWD has been observed since the early 1900s, when women’s oppression and inequality spurred them to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. The first National Women’s Day was observed across the United States on February 28, 1909 and it has grown into a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike.

Brighton Dome Café Bar
Brighton Dome Café Bar


Following the success of last year’s lively panel discussion, inspiring activists including Gemma Aitchison, of the Yes Matters and #Enough campaigns, and blogger and feminist campaigner June Eric-Odorie will discuss some of the key issues facing women today. Chaired by Brighton Women’s Centre patron Baroness Joyce Gould, the discussion will focus on women’s votes and political engagement in the run up to the General Election.

Laughter yoga, self-defence and speaking with impact are some of the free workshops women can book on the day for a quick boost of confidence, energy and fun!

International Women's Day
International Women’s Day, 2014

Meet 39 incredible women at a ‘dinner party’ inspired by Judy Chicago’s iconic artwork, consider the feminist credentials of BBC1’s “Call The Midwife”, or simply be entertained by artist Jodie Violet’s unique sound performance featuring sewing machines!

Browse the information stalls, enjoy some music, dance and spoken word or try your hand at some arts and crafts. If you have little ones, The Early Childhood Project will run all-day children’s activities for 0 to 12-year-olds.

If all that activity exhausts you, you can retreat to the chill out zone, sample some relaxing complementary therapies or simply hang out with friends over tea and cake in the café bar.

All the activities are in accessible spaces and there will be sign language interpreters.

Event: International Women’s Day Celebrations

Where: Brighton Dome Cafe Bar, Church Street, Brighton, BN1 1UE

When: Saturday, March 7

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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