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International Women’s Day: celebrating women across Leicester

March 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


International Women’s Day: Celebrating the achievements, diversity and unity of women across Leicester and Leicestershire

Come and join us in celebrating the strengths, creativity and wit of women of women across Leicestershire

Stop Press: New artists just confirmed:

  • Abena Bediako: Poet and singer
  • Ishi Khan-Jackson: Comedian
  • Sarah Davies: Writer, poet and comedian
  • Rosa Fernandez: Poet
  • Leonie Dubarry-Gurr: Musician
  • Sandra Pollock: Poet, author and singer

Hear from local inspirational women speakers

  • Dr Ellen Wright, Lecturer in Cinema and Television History at DMU on women in politics and as activists
  • Councillor Elaine Pantling celebrating the work of local suffragette Alice Hawkins
  • Sandra Pollock, Founder of the East Midlands Women’s awards on being a black female in business
  • Ulrike Kubbatta, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Practice at DMU on shaping the powerful woman: transformation and documentary storytelling
  • Professor Julie Fish, Director of Centre for LGBT Research and Chair in Social Work and Health Inequalities at DMU on LBTQ women’s activism in everyday life
  • Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan, Founder and CEO of Zinthiya Trust on challenging bounadries and barriers for BAME women’s empowerment
  • Sue Grogan, Director of Joined-Up working on setting up a business
  • Glynis Wright, Founder of Glynis Wright and Co Family Solicitors and Mediators on development of family law practice
  • Professor Bertha Ochieng, Integrated Health and Social Care at DMU on developing solutions in health and social care needs for women from socially disadvantaged populations
  • Farhana Sheikh, Head of Operations at Clifton Packaging Group on women building skills for business

Take part in numerous activities such as ‘See It Be It: Media Representation and Role Models Workshop’ facilitated by Professor Heather Savigny, Daisy Richards and Dr Ellen Wright

Stroll around stalls from various women’s groups across Leicestershire including:

  • Women’s Equality Party
  • WALL and UAVA
  • Zinthiya Trust
  • Sharma Women’s Centre
  • Clare Walker Consultancy
  • CLASP Carers Centre
  • NHS Research on post natal depression
  • Police and Crime Commissioner
  • Soft Touch
  • Soroptomists
  • Community Radio
  • Homestart
  • Inspiring You
  • Zaheera Kassam (Sportswear)
  • Labour West, Labour Women

Visit our FUn Library inspired by the Human Library and chat one-to-one with people like you who want to give voice to a part of their life story; an aspect which is often stereotyped and stigmatised.

This is a must visit event.

Bar and food facilities available


March 14, 2019
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm


the venue@DMU
20 Western Boulevard
Leicester, LE2 7BU United Kingdom
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