international women's day 2011

IWD Events at the National Slavery Museum Liverpool – 8, 10, 29 March 2011

Posted on: 7 March 2011

2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. There are a range of events taking place at our venues and a new exhibition ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone opening at the International Slavery Museum.

All events and exhibitions are free.

Events

Talks: Christian Aid celebrate International Women’s Day
Christian Aid is hosting a special afternoon of talks to mark International Women’s Day at the International Slavery Museum, in conjunction with the new exhibition ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone.
The programme:
· From 12noon visitors are asked to sign in at the Christian Aid desk on the ground floor of Merseyside Maritime Museum, then enjoy some free time in the museums.
· 2.30pm Refreshments
· 3pm Talks by Lee Karen Stow and Christian Aid spokespeople about some of the challenges and work that they are undertaking with their partners in Sierra Leone.
If you would like to attend this free event please contact Ruth Baker on 01925 573 769 or e-mail at rbaker@christian-aid.org
Suitable for adults, all visitors
Dates: Tuesday 8 March 2011 sign in from 12noon, talks 3pm
Booking Free event, pre-booking is essential.
International Slavery Museum

Never at sea – the Wrens story
Liverpool played an essential role in winning the Battle of the Atlantic during the Second World War. Meet our Wren, May Hatton, who will tell you about the vital work carried out under the streets of the city.
Suitable for all visitors, adults, family-friendly
Dates: Tuesday 8 March 2011 1.30, 2.30 and 3.30pm
Booking Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Merseyside Maritime Museum

Talk: Not just Rosa Parks…
A short talk about the lesser known female activists of the Civil Rights movement, including Septima Clarke and Ella Baker. Find out about their vital work behind high profile male-dominated campaigns during the struggle for freedom.
Suitable for all visitors, adults
Dates: Tuesday 8 March 2011 2pm and 3pm
Booking Free drop-in event, no need to book.
International Slavery Museum

Forced marriage conference 2011
Liverpool’s second forced marriage conference aims to:
· Showcase Liverpool’s achievements on this agenda
· Offer an overview of forced marriage from a broad perspective
· Explore the links between forced marriage and mental health
· Improve regional awareness of the subject and share good practice
Addressed by local, regional, national and international speakers, the conference is open to anyone with an interest in forced marriage, including community members, professionals working with young people and families and the voluntary, community and faith sectors.
Download the booking form here [pdf document 82kb].
For further information or to book a free place please email Gill Moglione saveraliverpool@hotmail.co.uk
This conference is a collaboration between NHS North West and Liverpool Primary Care Trust.
Suitable for adults
Dates: Thursday 10 March 2011 9.30am-4.30pm
Booking Free event, pre-booking is essential.
International Slavery Museum

We are beautiful – celebrating International Women’s Day
Explore the culture and world of Black hair at this special evening, which starts with a screening of US comedian Chris Rock’s documentary ‘Good Hair’. The film focuses on African American women’s hair, including the styling industry surrounding it, the ‘acceptable’ look of African American women’s hair in society and the effects of both upon African American culture.
After the film screening there will be a talk about Black hair and the care it requires. There will also be an opportunity to network, and drinks and light snacks will be served.
Places are free but limited. Please email us using this contact form to secure your booking.
Suitable for adults, all visitors
Dates: Tuesday 29 March 2011 6-9pm
Booking Free drop-in event, no need to book.
International Slavery Museum

’42’ Women of Sierra Leone
An exhibition of 42 portraits of the women of Sierra Leone, by British photojournalist and writer Lee Karen Stow.
“When I turned 42 in 2008 life expectancy in Sierra Leone was around 42. I realised that I had double the chance of living a long and healthy life in the UK, where life expectancy for women is around 83. I became angry at what is a violation of human rights.
42 aims to show the beauty, spirit, hope and the value to society of women not just in Sierra Leone, but women everywhere, who wake each morning with the belief that one day, life really will get better.” Lee Karen Stow
The exhibition includes photographs taken in summer 2010, which have not been shown before.
Suitable for all visitors
Dates: Friday 4 March 2011 – Sunday 15 April 2012
Find out more about ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone
International Slavery Museum

See also Sierra Leonean photographer, Rebecca Kamara has been invited to the photographic exhibition ’42’ at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, UK ahead of the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2011.

For more details of these events and visitor information go to http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/events/womensday_events.aspx

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