international women's day 2011

100 Years 100 Voices – Manchester celebrates the centenary of International Women’s Day

Posted on: 1 February 2011

In 1910, women’s activist Clara Zetkin first proposed the idea of an International Women’s Day – a celebration of women’s achievements and a chance to raise awareness of women’s issues. Her idea was gradually taken up by a range of women’s groups, trades unions, socialist societies and working women’s clubs. The Women’s Day movement went from strength to strength, spreading around the world such that Tuesday 8th March 2011 will mark 100 years of International Women’s Day.

As the birthplace of women’s suffrage in the UK, Manchester has always been at the centre of the women’s movement. To celebrate the 100 anniversary we are inviting you to have your say about life as a modern Manchester woman. The 100 Years 100 Voices campaign wants to hear from women about what they think has changed in the past 100 years and what changes they would like to see in the next 100 years.

Have a look at Manchester City Council’s Outstanding young women on the year award-winner Sacha Clarke, aged 15, and the lifetime achievement award-winner Betty Tebbs videos for inspiration.

We are inviting you to upload your 2 minute video to our YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/2011IWD or attend one of our drop in sessions:

    * Thursday 3th February 12:00 – 14:00, Pankhurst Centre, 60 – 62 Nelson Street, Manchester, M13 9WP
    * Monday 14th February 16:00 – 17:00, Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Level 2 in Committee Room 2

More drop in sessions will be available soon. Check http://www.manchester.gov.uk/iwd

See also http://www.manchester.gov.uk/news/article/5870/100_voices_as_manchester_celebrates_the_centenary_of_international_womens_day

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