Archive for 7 March 2012

FREE Marian Price NOW – Belfast ~ 8th March 2012

A public meeting on the ongoing incarceration and torture of Marian Price.

This will take place on Thursday 8th March at 7.30pm
the Conway Education Centre, Conway Mill 5/7 Conway Street Falls Road Belfst BT13 2DE

A group of women have recently united here in Belfast as have people in other areas to highlight the ongoing incarceration and torture of Marian Price. We are writing to groups of women, politicians, the clergy, human rights groups and the trade union movement requesting they become involved in the campaign. A broad spectrum of people have become involved as they too see the treatment of Marian Price as a violation of human rights and an affront to justice.

This public meeting scheduled for the 8th of March here in Belfast, is also (International Women’s day). The meeting will give the public the opportunity to hear of this disgraceful situation first hand.

Check http://www.facebook.com/FreeMarianPriceNOW/posts/319090494814590

See also:
* Free Marian Price e-petition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/4893
* Candlelight vigil for Marian Price – Derry ~ 8th March 2012 https://2012iwd.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/candlelight-vigil-for-marion-price-derry-8th-march-2012/

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7 March 2012 at 7:50 pm

International Women’s Day Lecture – Addressing the Autobiography: The Life of Lady Rhondda (1883-1958) – Women’s Library ~ 8th March 2012

Details of this event are listed on Women in London as the Women’s Library is one of the groups that is part of the Women in London directory – http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/women-in-london-directory-of-groups/

Details of the event are at http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2012/03/event-womens-library-15/

7 March 2012 at 7:44 pm

Hillcroft College are remembering the Suffragette Movement for International Women’s Day ~ 8th March 2012

Details of this event are listed on Women in London as Hillcroft is one of the groups that is part of the Women in London directory – http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/women-in-london-directory-of-groups/

Details of the event are at http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2012/03/event-hillcroft-4/

7 March 2012 at 7:42 pm

Short talk and opportunity to relax and chat with other lesbians – Kenric ~ 8th March 2012

Details of this event are listed on Women in London as Kenric is one of the groups that is part of the Women in London directory – http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/women-in-london-directory-of-groups/

Details of the event are at http://www.womeninlondon.org.uk/2012/03/event-kenric/

7 March 2012 at 7:40 pm

Join me on the bridge – Shoreham by Sea ~ 8th March 2012

Organised by Sussex International Women’s Day group in support of Women for Women – building bridges of peace and hope for the future Thursday 8th March 2012 at 6pm

Join us to show your support

Meet in Ropetackle Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5EG

Watch a short Women for Women film followed by brief talk, at 7pm we will walk together, led by a Samba Band, across the Norfolk Bridge in support of this wonderful campaign

http://www.siwd.org.uk/Join-me-on-the-bridge.php

7 March 2012 at 7:21 pm

International Women’s Day Events at Museum of Liverpool ~ 8th, 18th, 21st 30th and 31st March 2012

International Women’s Day talk: Emma Holt

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this visitor host-led talk about Emma Holt, her role in the development of the University of Liverpool Halls of Residence and the philanthropic deeds she did throughout her life.

Suitable for: adults
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 11am
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Sudley House Library

International Women’s Day talk: Rosa Bonheur

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this visitor host-led talk about Rosa Bonheur. Find out about one of the most celebrated animal painters of the 19th century, through her artwork and her ‘unusual’ lifestyle.

Suitable for: adults
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 11.30am
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Sudley House Morning Room

Women and African textiles

Learn about the history and meaning behind African textile design and how the meaning and use of these designs were central to the role of African women.

Suitable for: adults, all visitors
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 12noon
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
International Slavery Museum Anthony Walker Education Centre

International Women’s Day tour: Sculptor Harriet Hosmer

Celebrate International Women’s Day with this curator led tour. Find out how American artist Harriet Hosmer broke through the gender barrier to become one of the leading Neoclassical sculptors in 19th century Rome and set up a sisterhood of fellow female sculptors in Rome.

Suitable for: adults
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 1pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Walker Art Gallery

Talk: Campaigning for equality International Women’s Day

Janet Dugdale, director of the Museum of Liverpool, talks about Liverpool and women’s right to vote.

This is a ‘prams and pushcahirs’ talk, which includes activities for toddlers and babies in the same room, so please bring them along.

Suitable for: all visitors, adults, family-friendly
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 1pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Museum of Liverpool

Deeds not words International Women’s Day

On 6 February 1918 the right to vote was finally granted to British women. Hear the fascinating story of the suffragette’s struggle and discover more about their activities in Liverpool.

This is a ‘prams and pushcahirs’ talk, which includes activities for toddlers and babies in the same room, so please bring them along.

Suitable for: all visitors, adults
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 2pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Museum of Liverpool

Talk: Carrie Reichardt International Women’s Day

Artist Carrie Reichardt talks about the fascinating discoveries she made in her research into Mary Bamber for the statue she created, which is now in The People’s Republic gallery.

This is a ‘prams and pushcahirs’ talk, which includes activities for toddlers and babies in the same room, so please bring them along.

Suitable for: adults, all visitors, family-friendly
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 3pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Museum of Liverpool Education room 2, first floor

Talk: Women and resistance International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Dr Alex Robinson will be talking about the ways in which women resisted enslavement by their actions or by their words.

The talk will remember iconic women of the struggle such as Nanny of the Maroons and Sojourner Truth but will also focus on those whom we discover from only a name in court records or from the oral traditions, but whose strength and bravery helped to undermine the plantation system.

Please ring 0151 478 4456 to reserve a place.

Suitable for: adults, all visitors
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 5.30pm
Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential.
International Slavery Museum

The radical history of Liverpool women workers International Women’s Day

This evening event for International Womens Day includes:
* Screening of ‘Radical Women, Radical City’, a short -film by Karen Ross and Hayley Trowbridge, University of Liverpool
* Talk by Mary Davis, ‘Class and gender in British labour history: renewing the debate (or starting it?)’
* Museum of Liverpool staff will talk about building a collection celebrating women in the city and future events

Arrival from 5.30pm, events from 6-8pm.

Places are limited, booking essential. Email using this contact form to book a place or call 0151 478 4543

Suitable for: adults, all visitors
Dates: Thursday 8 March 2012 6-8pm
Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential.
Museum of Liverpool

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: Sunday 18 March 2012 1.30, 2.30 & 3.30pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Merseyside Maritime Museum

Film club – Super women on screen International Women’s Day

Film screening: ‘Claudine’ starring Diahann Carl and James Earl Jones

For this month’s talk Chase Johnston-Lynch will be talking about super women on screen, as part of the International Women’s Day programme of events

The International Slavery Museum film club takes place every month in the Campaign Zone. Films focus on Black film and Black film makers.

To book a place contact learning using this form or ring 0151 478 4534

Suitable for: adults, all visitors age 16 or over
Dates: Wednesday 21 March 2012 11-1.30 talk, 2-4pm screening
Booking: Free event, pre-booking is essential.
International Slavery Museum Campaign Zone

Women’s therapies day

Experience traditional Chinese Medicine (ear acupuncture), reflexology, Indian head massage and more, including arts and craft session. Animation and comic making, so you can bring along the children.

Please note that these therapies are just for women, as part of our International Women’s Day programme of events. Places are limited, first come first served.

Suitable for: adults, all visitors
Dates: Friday 30 March 2012 10am-4pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Museum of Liverpool Education room 3, first floor

Motivational talk: Women healers of the world

Join Esther Stanford-Xosei and Carol Darby-Darton to discuss how women can heal themselves, each other and the planet. Drinks and snacks available.

Places are limited. Booking essential. Contact us using this booking form or ring 0151 478 4534 to book a place.

Suitable for: adults, all visitors age 16 or over
Dates: Friday 30 March 2012 4.30-6.30pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.
Museum of Liverpool Education room 3, first floor

International Women’s Day family events – family crafts

Celebrate International Women’s Day with your little ones. Includes face painting, badge making, animation and comic making, visits to Little Liverpool and lots more!

British Sign Language interpreted event.

Suitable for: early years, all visitors, family-friendly
Dates: Saturday 31 March 2012 10am-4.30pm
Booking: Free drop-in event, no need to book.

Museum of Liverpool

’42’ Women of Sierra Leone

Copyright Lee Karen Stow (detail of photo)

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 3 June 2012
Find out more about ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone
International Slavery Museum

Check for full details at http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/events/womensday_events.aspx

7 March 2012 at 6:59 pm

Walney bridge to become focus for Women’s Day campaigners – Barrow ~ 8th March 2012

Thursday is International Women’s Day, and campaigners from across the globe will come together to mark the occasion by standing together on bridges, this year including the Barrow landmark spanning Walney Channel.

The act first started in Afghanistan, when a group of Afghan women stood on a bridge and said they wanted to be included in peace negotiations.

It has since become symbolic of women across the world helping bridge the gap between war and peace, and last year saw 75,000 people come together on over 460 bridges across 70 countries and six continents.

This is the first time the demonstration has been staged in Barrow, having been organised by the town’s Soroptimist International branch. Liz Williams, project action officer for Soroptimist International of Barrow, said: “We would be happy if there were only two people standing there, but it is looking like it will be quite popular.

“We’ve been encouraged by the fact that the Soroptimist International of Windermere will be joining us, and the multicultural forum have said they’re interested.”

While demonstrations around the world will feature women from war-torn countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan, Mrs Williams believes it is just important to mark International Women’s Day here in the UK.

She said: “We are calling for women to have an equal voice in decision making, in peace negotiations, in parliament and local government, as well as at leadership level in companies and businesses

“I don’t think women’s voices are heard sufficiently – 51 per cent of the world’s population is female, but there are not 51 per cent of women in government, at the top of big business, in leadership.

“We want women to take control – there’s a glass ceiling and that ceiling could be broken if women took the initiative. I think it’s important that we do bring that message to Barrow.”

Men, women and children are all invited to join Soroptimist International of Barrow on Jubilee Bridge between 1.30pm and 2.30pm to show their support.

http://www.nwemail.co.uk/wney-bridge-to-become-focus-for-women-s-day-campaigners-1.931693?referrerPath=news/

7 March 2012 at 6:48 pm

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