international women's day 2011

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    Date: Thursday, March 3 2011
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building
    Speaker: Ali Jarvis (SFC Board member current chair of the SFC Access and Inclusion Committee)

The Equality and Diversity Unit and Senior Women @ Glasgow network invite you to join them for this year’s International Women’s Day lecture, which will be given by Ali Jarvis (SFC Board member current chair of the SFC Access and Inclusion Committee).

Ali will address us on the subject of Women and Change on 3 March 2011 at 5.30pm (for 6pm start) in Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building.

Ali is a freelance consultant and coach specialising in leadership, strategic change management and equality with organisations in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Until 2007 Ali was Chief Executive of the Commission for Racial Equality, and prior to that Director of Stonewall Scotland. She was directly engaged with the process of developing the UK Equality and Human Rights Commission in the four years leading up to its opening in 2007 and has been involved in many other cross-Equalities Groups and initiatives in the UK and internationally to ensure that joined up approaches are used to advance a fairer society. Her lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

RSVP to the Equality and Diversity Unit (, ext. 1887). Spaces are limited, so please respond promptly if you wish to attend.

House of Lords on Thursday 3 March, including a debate on the global and domestic challenges for women in the centenary year of International Women’s Day

Will be broadcast by the BBC on Friday 4th at 06:00 on BBC Parliament


You are cordially invited to attend a special lecture on the little known World War Two hero, Noor Inayat Khan, as part of our International Women’s Day 2011 celebrations

We have invited Shrabani Basu, journalist and biographer of Noor, to provide a lecture on this unique woman, who was the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance and was awarded the George Cross after her death in captivity.

The talk is free and is being held is at University Place on March 3rd.

The event begins at 6.30pm and the talk will run from 7pm to 8.30pm with a break for some refreshments.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to or 0161 275 2920.

Accompanied children are welcome.

We look forward to seeing you there.

To honour 100 years of the global celebration of International Women’s Day South London Women Artists (SLWA) are holding their 5th exhibition at Dulwich Library from Sunday 27 February to Saturday 26 March 2011. This year the theme of the exhibition is Women and Books, drawing on the invaluable contributions that women have made to books and libraries over the years and the inspiration they receive from them.

SLWA has already been associated with books through it’s progamme of talks also held at Dulwich Library. In 2009 Althea Greenan of the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s College explained how the organisation functions as an alternative public space to view and experience women’s art. Rebecca Fortnum, Camberwell College of Art, talked about her interviews with 20 internationally recognized women artists from her book “Contemporary British Women Artists: In their own words”. More recently Dr Lara Perry who is co-editing a book on feminism and art curating presented her research “What place has feminism in contemporary practice?” to the group.

The Women and Books exhibition will look at books written by women, for women, about women or which inspire women and joins International Women’s Day celebrations on 8 March when thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Throughout the month long exhibition a number of local schools will attend SLWA education events organized for them by artist members. There will also be free tours of the exhibition led by a SLWA member and a chance to meet some of the participating artists on Wednesdays 2 and 16 March at 3.30pm.

Over the past two years South London Women Artists have staged numerous shows including a hugely successful exhibition at Bankside Gallery in 2010. Dulwich Library is fast becoming an established venue to view and buy original SLWA artworks and the group is delighted that books will also be the theme of the show. The works will ‘bookend’ the library bookshelves, thus connecting the thoughtful experiences of library browsing and art contemplation.

The exhibition will take place at Dulwich Library from 27 February to 26 March during normal opening hours and entrance is free. There will be a private view on Thursday 3 March from 8 to 10pm.

Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB
Open: Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 9am to 8pm, Tues10am to 8pm, Sat 9am to 5pm, Sun 12pm to 4pm.
Private view Thursday 3 March, 8 to 10pm.

Free exhibition tours Wednesday 2 & 16 March at 3.30pm.

For more information and images contact:
Kim Thornton at
or go to

Take the opportunity to find out more about the positive impact of Fair Trade at Divine’s Fairtrade Farmers’ Tour, 2011

Between the 28th February and 13th March 2011, Fairtrade Fortnight and Divine Chocolate will be touring the UK to promote awareness of fair trade. The annual event gives you the opportunity to hear firsthand about cocoa farmers’ lives and the impact that fair trade has on them.

This year’s tour has a special focus on women to celebrate the International Women’s Day’s centenary. Two of the women from the Ghanaian cocoa co-operative, Kuapa Kokoo, Harriet Boatemaa and Fatima Ali, will be leading the tour and will be explaining just why the roles played by women are so crucial for the cocoa growing process.

The tour will take in Liverpool, Warrington, Bradford, London, Oxford and Cardiff and Harriet and Fatima will be meeting with businesses, shoppers, schools and political representatives to spread the word about the positive impact that Fairtrade has on the cocoa farming community in Ghana.

Cost: Free
Date: Monday 28 February- 13 March 2011

For full details of this event please see

We are a group of Women from Arnold in Nottingham who are planning some events to mark the 100 year anniversary of International Women’s Day.

Here’s the list of events we’re planning to celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day

Thursday 3rd
Talk on Hobbucks Nature Reserve – Josie Blackstock
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 7pm

Saturday 5th
Arnold Front Street 10am-12pm

Sunday 6th
‘Footsteps of Nell Gwynne’- Walk and tree planting
Alexandra Lodge Bestwood Park 10am – 12 pm

Monday 7th
Exhibition of local photographs and stories
The Committee Room, Arnold Library (during opening hours)

Tuesday 8th
Film by Stephen Frears “St Ann’s”
Bonington Theatre 7-9 pm

Thursday 10th
Afternoon Tea – Meet interesting women of Arnold with a tale to tell.
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 2-4pm

Friday 18th
Meet Lillian Greenwood MP
Find how she juggles Parliament and 3 children.
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 7-9pm

Thursday 24th
Talk on Women and children affected by domestic violence and abuse.
Chris Cutland – WAIS Women’s Aid Integrated Services.
The Committee Room, Arnold Library 7-9pm

All events are free of charge.
Entry to the film St Ann’s is by ticket only. Tickets are available from us, for more details please visit the contact page to email

Check back for updates to

This year sees the Centenary Celebration of International Women’s Day – a real marker in women’s history and achievements. To mark this occasion GWL have a range of fabulous events including /The Big Women’s Quiz of the Century./ We are also launching the new range of/Women Make History workshop/s, taking place once a month from March 2011 and so much more! All very exciting, and we are really happy to say that since my last email lots of women have joined GWL and have their GWL Cards!

More information on all of this below and listed on our website:

We look forward to welcoming you to the library very soon.

Join GWL and Book onto Our Events in One Easy Step!

We are really excited to have lots of new women joining GWL. You can now join the library by registering online or popping in to see us. If you register online you will receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks of your joining with details of your GWL number. If you have registered online and not yet received confirmation please contact us as we had a report that someone entered their details but this didn’t get through to us, please be patient while we try to iron out any kinks in the system. Once you have your GWL number you can book onto future events in one easy step.


Women Make History Workshops – Launch Event: Thursday 3 March, 6pm (£3/free)
Come along and find out more about Women Make History and let us know what you want from our exciting new programme of Women Make History workshops.

Women of the Necropolis History Walk: Saturday 5 March, 1pm (£7.50)
Experience this fantastic women’s history walking tour that digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the history of some of the women buried in the Glasgow Necropolis.

Telling Tales:Monday 7 March, 10am (Free)
Fairy tales are one of our first introductions to the world around us, but too often these tales portray women in a negative way. Telling Tales is a chance to get together with other women to talk about what our stories mean to us and to discuss what we would like to tell children about the world around them.

Dundee Women’s Festival 2011: Wednesday 9 March, 2pm (Free)
Glasgow Women’s Library is going to be celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day events at Dundee Women’s Festival. We will be running two different workshops: Women’s History Bring and Tell and The F-Word DVD screening…

The Dalit Women of India: 9 March, 6pm (Free)
Beryl De Souza works in India on behalf of Dalit women who want action which makes a real difference. This event is an opportunity to hear from Beryl about the on-the-ground projects geared to preventing Dalit women being trafficked and how to help to bring about community transformation.

Big Women Quiz of the Century: Thursday 10 March, 7pm (£6/£3 concession)
To help celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Days Glasgow Women’s Library are hosting a unique, inspiring and unmissable quiz night. Teams of 6 will compete for fabulous prizes. Whether a women’s history buff or beginner come and enjoy being entertained, educated and empowered by the sounds, images and achievements of the past 100 years of women’s history.

Cinema Feminista Saturday Matinee – I for India: Saturday 12 March, 2pm (Free)
As part of our Cinema Feminista Programme GWL are screening this fabulous documentary from director Sandhya Suri that chronicles her father’s emigration from India to England in the mid-1960s.

Glasgow Women’s Library
15 Berkeley Street
G3 7BW
Tel: 0141 248 9969

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