Get involved, get radical, be inspired: Brighton IWD2017
From 10-5 on Saturday 4th March, Brighton Women’s Centre’s annual IWD celebrations will take up the fight for gender equality. Bursting with activities, with feminism firmly on the agenda, IWD2017 will bring together local politicians, artists, activists and speakers for a marketplace of ideas alongside a specially curated programme of FREE talks, workshops, arts & crafts across Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum.
Collaborating with Brighton Dome for the last 5 years, IWD is now Brighton Women’s Centre’s biggest event of the year, helping to raise funds for the local charity which provides safe, inclusive and non-judgmental spaces to all women across Sussex.
Free talks include best-selling author of Running Like A Girl Alexandra Heminsley discussing her latest book Leap In; musician and writer Helen McCookerybook lifting the lid on women in the punk scene; writer and broadcaster Laura Barton speaking on women travelling alone and Kurdish-British writer, academic and activist, Arianne Shahvisi introducing the idea of ‘intersectionality’.
Lisa Dando, Director of Brighton Women’s Centre, said:
‘International Women’s Day is an extremely important event in the BWC calendar. Given IWD is rooted in the deep inequalities experienced by women’s working conditions, it is only right that BWC, with its mission to empower women through reducing inequalities, makes IWD a focus for the celebration of all women in our communities. It is with the support of women and girls in Brighton and Hove that BWC is proud to present IWD again this year with an even bigger and better event than before. We welcome everyone to celebrate it with us!’
IWD2017 is open to everybody: all ages, all communities together. Their women only spaces are inclusive and welcome all women.
For the complete programme, go to: www.brightoninternationalwomensday.org