international women's day 2011

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International Slavery Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ

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.

Find out more about ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/events/displayevent.aspx?eventID=3707&venue=10

An interview with photojournalist Lee Karen Stow about the exhibition ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone and the women in Sierra Leone who inspired it. Watch video at http://vimeo.com/20012411

The exhibition is at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool from 4 March 2011 to 15 April 2012. More at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/exhibitions/42/

Open daily 10am-5pm.
FREE ADMISSION to the museum and all exhibitions and events.

Map showing location of the International Slavery Museum http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/visit/

See also https://iwd2011.wordpress.com/2011/03/07/international-womens-day-events-at-the-national-slavery-museum-liverpool/

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Monday 21 March 2011 @ 7 30 – 10 30pm.
studio2 Parr Street on ground floor & fully accessible
the big red building off Slater Street
nearest station: Liverpool Central, Bold St. exit

women poets bring their voices together
to mark the 100 year anniversary of International Women’s Day
there will also be music

we are doing it in Liverpool 2011: City of Radicals
on World Poetry Day!

to register as a performer (c5-8 mins slots),
contact val.walsh@gmail.com asap

Turn up on your own, with friends, loved ones, including supportive men!

A collection will be made to support local women’s charity RASA (Rape & Sexual Assault) support group, which has just had its funding withdrawn.

2 short breaks for mingling, chatting, drinks, finger buffet

This is event is part of the programme of events organised by Merseyside Women’s Movement (MWM) each year. www.merseysidewomen.org.uk

Event Title: Womens Poetry Evening
Date Time: 21 March 7.30-10.30
Venue: 3345 Parr Street, studio2 Parr Street, Liverpool 1
Cost: free
Access?: Accessible- Ground floor venue
Other: If you want to read your own poem then contact Val Walsh in advance.
Men welcome to support us.
Contact: val walsh
Email: val.walsh@gmail.com
Website: http://merseysidewomen.org.uk/

Join us on the 12th march for a march through Liverpool city centre to celebrate 100 years of international women’s day!

Meet at St George’s Plateau at 12.30 , we set off at 1 p.m and finish in the Bluecoat at 2 p.m.

Speeches, chants, and lots of noise!

Finish at Bluecoat to continue with their day of celebrating IWD with speeches, talks, music.

Event Title: Centenary March Liverpool
Date Time: 12th March 12.30 start

Venue: Meet at St. Georges Plateau, outside St Georges Hall, on Lime Street, Liverpool opposite Lime Street Station
Cost: free
Creche? Bring the children with you.
Access?: We will be walking on roads, cobblestones, and pavements.
Other: We will be walking through the City Centre, passing the famous and infamous venues of Liverpool.
Stewards and police on hand to assist.

Contact: cath turner
Phone: 0151 237 3989
Email: cath@sahir.uk.com
Website: http://merseysidewomen.org.uk/

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

International Women’s Day on 8 March, is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

All Week Display commemorating IWW during March 2011
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Contact: Jo Clarke by email at Jo.Clarke@plymouth.gov.uk

8th March

2 – 5pm International Women’s Day Civic Ceremony Launch (by invitation only)
The Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Aspinall will be hosting the launch event for the Plymouth city’s celebrations of International Women’s Day 2011. The event will feature speeches from highly accomplished and distinguished women from in and around city and officially mark the opening of events planned.
Where: City Centre
Contact: Tendai Grace Ndongwe by email at grace.ndongwe@plymouth.gov.uk
or call 01752 304302

Times tbc Widening Participation
Workshops, writing CVs, interviews and carers advice, a robitics demo, Immersive Theatre Demo and Saftey on the
Web. Sucessful women will speak about their experiences, their work and acheivements.
Where: Roland Levinsky Building, Univeristy of Plymouth

Times tbc Women’s Enterprise Event
University of Plymouth in association with the Institute of Directors.
The University of Plymouth in partnership with The Plymouth Ghana Link has made arrangements for a visit from the Erica Kyere, Communications Director of Kuapa Kokoo. Kuapa Kokoo has 45,000 farmer members and many of them produce cocoa for Fair Trade companies including Divine Chocolate, The Co-operative Society and The Body Shop.
Where: tbc
Contact: Elaine Budd by email at elaine.budd@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 587960

Times tbc Girl Geek Dinner
An event to allow girl geeks of all ages and disciplines to meet, network, talk and have a fantastic night out.
Where: Jury’s Inn
Contact: Carolyn Deeming by email at scitechschools@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 584584 to book your place

2 – 2.30pm Hartley House Dance Club
Free Taster sessions to learn how to Cha- Cha (no partner required)!
Where: Hartley House Dance Club 17 Hasting Street, Plymouth PL1 5BW
Contact: Linda Hess by email at linda.hess@btinternet.com
Ladies will need to book, phone 01752 252127or 07763494417 to book a space

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Green Ark Children’s Centre, Devonport
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

10 – 5pm Relate
Free half an hour sessions specifically aimed at women. These could be ‘taster’ sessions for counselling
Where: Relate, 3 Blenheim Rd, Plymouth PL4 8LJ
Contact: Sue Hirons by email at relateplymouth@googlemail.com. For further details and book a place please contact the central office on 01752 213131

6pm Boot Camp Circuit Session
Where: Mayflower Leisure Centre
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

Time tbc “BEATEN!”
An emotive and powerful play written and performed by Survivors Of Domestic Abuse.Refreshments available.
Where: Plymouth Guildhall
Contact: Kerry Whincup by email at kerry.whincup@sky.com

9 March

10-30 – 2.30pm Are you a Women Entrepreneur?
Do you see yourself in business providing a first or second income? Come along with your idea and we will help you develop it.
Where: Astor Hotel
Contact: Brigette Rice by email at bridgette.rice@outsetplymouth.co.uk for further details and to book a place. www.outsetplymouth.co.uk

2 – 2.30pm Hartley House Dance Club
Free Taster hula hooping exercise class great for toning tums and arms and is lots of fun.
Where: Hartley House Dance Club 17 Hasting Street, Plymouth PL1 5BW
Contact: Linda Hess by email at linda.hess@btinternet.com
Ladies will need to book, phone 01752 252127or 07763494417 to book a space

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Dell Children’s Centre, Efford
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

10am – 3pm Women’s Day Training at CAB
Find out more about what the CAB do and how we do it. Find out about volunteering in the bureau – what advisers do, what assessors do, what training is involved. How you could get involved. Lunch provided
Where: Plymouth Citizens’ Advice Bureau
Contact: James Blackmore. For further details and to book your place on this course, please visit www.plymouthcab.org.uk

10 March

Take a Stand!
Everyone is invited to raise awareness and action about issues effecting women internationally.
Where: Roland Levinsky Building, University of Plymouth

These Boots Were Made For Walking: Gertrude Benham 1867-1938
Enjoy a special presentation about an inspirational woman whose achievements should have made her famous. During her lifetime, Gertrude Benham travelled around the world at least seven times and journeyed across Africa four times. She climbed more than 300 mountains and was the first woman to ascend Mount Kilimanjaro.
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Admission to this talk is free but tickets must be reserved by calling 01752 304774 or popping in to the Museum between 10am and 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

Times tbc Fun Day
Come along to our fun open day and get involved in our FREE workshops on metalwork and making and decorating cakes. Refreshments will be provided. Girls and women of all ages welcome!
Where: Platform 51, Alfred Street, The Hoe, Plymouth
Contact: Sarah McElhinney. For further information or to book a space please call: 01752 671080 or plymouth@platform51.org

3 – 4pm Hannah Silva
Public launch of Hannah Silva’s Writer In Residency with the Arts Unit
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

11 March

8.30am Boot Camp Circuit Session
Where: Mayflower Leisure Centre
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

11 – 3.30pm International Women’s Weave
Try your hand at a variety of fun activities including a giant weaving installation, pom pom making, crochet, knitting, patch work and more in this special International Women’s Week event. A variety of hot and cold drinks will be available. A range of sandwiches and cakes will also be on sale in the café. Admission is free and there is no need to book. Come along for as little or as long as you like. No previous experience necessary
Where: Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery
Contact: Jo Clarke by email at Jo.Clarke@plymouth.gov.uk

11 – 3.30pm Intergenerational Celebration
Event with choir, fashion show and celebration of 100 Women, one from each year 1911 to 2011. Photo opportunity and afternoon tea will also be served for all those attending and taking part
Where: The Plymouth Guildhall Contact: Penny Newman

Times tbc Beginners Running Session
PCC Sports Development Unit in partnership with Stepping Stones to Nature.
Where: Wood View Learning Campus
Contact: Nyrene Dudley, PCC Sports Development Unit 01752 307028 www.plymouth.gov.uk/sport

11 and 12 March
Celebration!

Raise awareness of IWD and have party to celebrate Women’s Achievements over 100 years.
Where: University of Plymouth Student’s Union

12 March
11 – 3pm Family Fun!

An event full of fun, health and wellbeing. Have a go at singing, Zumba, belly-dancing and a whole lot more. Find out who else in the city can help your family become more healthy, active and involved
Where: The Piazza, Armada Way, City Centre

Celebrating 100 Years of Plymouth Women

For further details about each event go to www.plymouth.gov.uk/whatson

After the sell out success of 2009’s performance Merseyside Women’s Movement are delighted to announce that ‘That Takes Ovaries!’ will return!

March 10th, 11th and 12th at the Unity Theatre!
£12/£10 concessions
book your tickets online now!
Box office: 0844 873 2888

That Takes Ovaries! ‘ is a celebration of women‘s courage, perseverance and down right outrageousness! Consisting of women’s real life stories from around the world. These tales of daring do include the disabled woman who organises a ‘pee protest’ to secure her right to an accessible toilet on campus, the ‘schoolgirls who fight for their right to wear trousers and the brave women who risked their lives to highlight issues such as child prostitution and honour killings.

After the performance we invite you all, women and men, to join in an open mic session to tell your own stories of ovarian bravery!

All profits will go to Merseyside Women’s Movement nominated charities for 2011: RASA, Merseyside’s Rape & Sexual Assault Support Service and Sreepur a Bangladeshi women’s village, supporting women through poverty & trauma

Supported by Unite the Union branch 6/522

Please see our ‘That Takes Ovaries!’ event on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152332328146631

Check http://merseysidewomen.org.uk/that-takes-ovaries/

An event of pampering and debate for all to join and enjoy!!

All women welcome to our event:
Date: Monday 7th March 2011
Time: 1-5pm
Venue : Windrush Millennium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Manchester M16 7WD

Lunch provided at 1pm

Holistic therapies and Pampering throughout the afternoon and includes: Reiki, Head, Hand or Neck Massage, Innersound treatments, Henna Hand painting

Plus A lively Women’s Debate at 2.30pm—have your say join in!!

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s day– 8th March

The event hopes to raise funds to support the Helpline therefore we ask for a contribution toward entry and the treatments—with Thanks

Contact person: 0161 636 7534
Email: sampriestley@independentchoices.org.uk

OTHER ACTIVITIES
* A Stall in Manchester Town Hall IWD Events on Sunday 6th March 2011. Come down and see us between 1-4pm
* Letter to go out to all Women’s councilors expressing the need for women services by women across Greater Manchester to be sustained even in the context of the funding cuts.

Please Support the Domestic abuse Helpline to continue supporting women who live in Fear of Domestic abuse.

With potential funding cuts to services the Helpline is in much need of your support this year.

There are a number of ways you can do this donate or sponsorship and event Listed on the Independent Choices Virgin Money Giving site.

Follow this link: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1001332

Join or particulate in an Event (14 Runners in Manchester run and a Go Ape Event in June) or come up with a fundraising initiative yourself

Support our campaigns to sustain services, information about our work can be found on http://www.wdachoices.org.uk


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