Brighton’s Biggest International Woman’s Day Celebration
Brighton Woman’s Centre, Brighton Dome and Brighton Museums, are joining forces to host Brighton’s Biggest celebration for international woman’s day.
Gender equality will be at the forefront of the event, which will be a celebration of women’s achievements and an opportunity to raise funds for Brighton Woman’s Centre.
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Brighton Women’s Centre promotes “safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for all self-identifying women.”
Our IWD event is open to all members of the local community. We welcome everyone who would like to join with us in celebration of International Women’s Day.”
The event will last all day long and will include a programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, as well as pay-as-you-feel workshops, arts and crafts, causes and campaigns and fun activities for all of the family.
There will be a ‘Justice for Women’ panel, where you will have the chance to join women from both sides of the criminal justice system as they debate what needs to be done to make the system fairer for women. The Panel will be chaired by BWC Director Lisa Dando, and a range of inspiring panellists including Caroline Lucas (Brighton Pavilion MP), Meena Patel– (Southall Black Sisters), Lady Unchained – (National Prison Radio) and Clair Cain – (Women In Prison).
Sophie Cook, a Former Lady Party Parliamentary Candidate, Royal Airforce Veteran, writer, broadcaster, photographer, self harm and suicide survivor, will talk about “her journey from private torment to personal triumph.”
Representatives from Lewes FC, the worlds first football club to pay their women’s team the same as their men’s, will discuss moving forward from pay inequality, and also will be running a football chanting workshop. Meet PR manager Karen Dobres and goalkeeper Fay Baker.
Juliet Sargeant, a renowned gold medal winning garden designer and TV presenter will be sharing her experience of creating the first ever social campaign garden. She will be hosting a special workshop The Early Childhood Project, which will explore questions like “How can we bring up our children with a conscious anti-bias attitude?”
Award- winning authors Juno Dawson and Tanya Bryne will be discussing intersection feminism and launch of PROUD, their teen LGBTQ anthology. Authors Umi Sinha and Ruth Figgest will be exploring the power of patterns, and “whether it is possible to break free and find our own ways of belonging” including reference to women’s continuing struggle for equality in both the East and the West.
Miss YasminIsYasmin a social entrepreneur, campaigner, single parent and feminist will talk about how she whistleblew to change her world, and her love affair with Bangladesh.
“I am thrilled that once again BWC is joining forces with Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum for our well established celebration of IWD. BWC is proud to mark this global day in recognition of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. IWD is a call to action for gender equality and BWC stands in solidarity with people from across the world working to make this a reality for all women everywhere”.
There will also be music around The Dome, a pay as you feel buffet, a pop up Brighton Feminist Bookshop, A Cultural Sharing Area, a Conversation Corner, pop-up dance performances, and photo exhibitions. Brighton Museum exhibitions will be open, including Votes for Women, Queer Looks and The Museum of Transology.
Pay-As-You-Feel workshops throughout the day will include:
- ‘A History of Deaf Women with Introduction to British Sign Language’ with Claire Chilton
- ‘Body Positivity’ with Free The Nipple Brighton
- ‘Tacking Period Poverty’ with Sister Society and The Red Box Project
- ‘The Joy of Singing’ with local homeless choir group – The Choir With No Name
- Yoga with Christina Christoph, ‘Children’s Coding’ with Barclays Digital Eagles
- ‘Words of Empowerment’ Placard Painting with Baxter & Bailey
- ‘Tackle Your Inner Critic’ with Soul Circus
- ‘Sing Your Heart Out’ with Aneesa Choudhry,
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