2012 International Women’s Day Events – Edinburgh ~ 8th March 2012

6 March 2012 at 2:07 pm

Here is a list of events happening on Edinburgh University campus and in the local community celebrating International Women’s Day, Thursday, 8 March, this year.

‘Women of faith: breaking taboos’ A Multifaith-Multicultural Workshop
11am-12noon, Chaplaincy Auditorium
For more information

Discussion on Women and Employment with Dr. Kim Waldron, University Secretary
12:30-1:30pm, Teviot Dining Room. Please register here.
All are welcome.

Networking Lunch for Women
1:30-2:30pm, Teviot Dining Room. Please register here
The lunch is free and open to women staff and students.

Public Speaking Workshop for Women
2:30pm to 4pm, Teviot Dining Room. Please register here.
The event is free and open to women students.

Translated Identities
9:30am to 5pm, Hope Park Square, Edinburgh
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) and Scottish PEN are hosting an event to mark International Women’s Day, bringing together creative writers, scholars and critics. The event is free and open to all, including lunch and refreshments. Booking is essential as space is limited. Please email iash@ed.ac.uk to book a place.
Institute for Advanced Studies International Women’s Day

Philippa Gregory – Third Annual University of Edinburgh’s International Women’s Day Lecture
6pm (doors open at 5:30pm), G1 Patersons Land, Holyrood
We are delighted to announce that Phillippa Gregory, best selling author and Alumna of the Year 2009.
For more information and to register for your free ticket

Goddess
7pm, Scottish Storytelling Centre, The Royal Mile
A rippling. There’s something bubbling under the surface. Set between two worlds. The first, an ancient Scottish landscape of female dynasties and river goddesses where the figureheads of a matriarchal community face a changing of the tides. The other, a disconnected urban Scotland with complicated contradictions of female power where three women
negotiate their evolving identities. The earth is trembling with the promise of a new wave. Tickets – £9 (£7 concessions
Storytelling Centre

Edinburgh Women for Women Fundraising Event
TBC -Women for Women International, Feminist Society, Exchange 360
More details to come!
Edinburgh Women for Women

Women in Scotland 2012 – The Big Picture
9.30am-4.30pm,The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh
Engender’s one-day conference on International Women’s Day will bring people from across Scotland together to reflect on our progress towards gender equality. The event is an opportunity to hear speakers and take part in discussions around various topics.
Women in Scotland 2012

International Women’s Day 2012, Scottish Women’s Convention
This event is closed, but visit here for more information on the Scottish Women’s Convention.

Other activities

“Abandon the Knife” & “Silent Scream” Female Genital Mutilation Film Screening
Monday 12 March 2012 at 6.00 pm, Filmhouse, Lothian Road

The Scottish Government is sponsoring this screening of two short films about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at the Filmhouse, as part of events to commemorate International Women’s Day in March 2012.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion session chaired by Mukami McCrum (Scottish Government), and composed of Khadija Coll (African Women’s Health Project), Laura McCrum (Saheliya), Monica Mhoja (DARF)
For more information

African Caribbean Society’s Black Literature LibraryEdinburgh University African Caribbean Society is proud to present the Black Literature Library. Supported by the EUSA Global Fund, this is an ongoing book collection that can be accessed by both members and non members, which will promote literature of black origins.
Black Literature Library

Hearing, Connecting, Building: A Feminist Day Workshop in Edinburgh
Hearing, connecting, building is a feminist day school hosted by Scottish Women’s Aid at the University of Edinburgh on the 17th of March 2011. The day will be split into two main events: a day school and a networking event.
Feminist Day School

Edinburgh Women’s Interfaith Group ‘Food for the Soul’
An International Women’s Day Event with Scottish Inter Faith Council
on Sunday, 11th March from 2-5pm at St John’s Church Hall, Princes Street, (corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road). Event includes healthy eating, complementary therapies, food for the soul and heart, arts and crafts and much more! Please drop in any time between 2 pm and 5 pm. Tea, coffee and healthy snacks provided.
For more information

250th Anniversary of English Literature
In 2012, the University’s English Literature department will celebrate its 250th anniversary. We’re marking the occasion with exhibitions, events, talks, readings and seminars throughout the year.
250th Anniversary of English Literature

Goddess events
Strange Theatre presents Goddess, a series of events in collaboration with the Scottish Storytelling Centre to celebrate the 101st International Women’s Day (Thu 8 Mar) and Women’s History Month during March 2012.
Goddess at the Scottish Storytelling Centre

Check for updates at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/global/internationalwomensday/events/

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