Next week is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is #balanceforbetter.
This day is celebrated globally around the world and recognises women for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. Our view, as a community who believe in diversity and inclusion, is that it’s an opportunity for everyone to reflect on gender-based rights, past and present, and join in the conversation with a view to improving the future for all. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up some event ideas that are happening during the week so you can get involved in the activities and celebrations.
Together Films Screening ‘The Judge’
Award Winning Documentary capturing the journey of Kholoud Al-Faqih, the first female judge appointed to the Middle East’s Shari’a (Islamic Law) Courts.
6:30pm – 9:00pm @ Huckletree, Wood Lane, London (FREE)
Imperial Lates: Wonder Women
From tech talks to life in science and art, learn about incredible women in bitesize workshops.
6:00pm – 9:00pm, Imperial College London (FREE)
FRIDAY 8th MARCH 2019 – IWD’S DAY:
Breaking the Glass Ceiling by N.C productions
Inspirational stories of women overcoming adversity in their lives, sharing stories of domestic abuse, depression and near death experience.
7:00pm – 10:00pm Plough and Harrow (£10 tickets)
Women by Women: Pop Up Portrait Studio
In collorabation with Appear Here and the Photocopy Club, 3 female photogrpahers are photographying as many women as possible – take home a free portrait of yourself.
11:00am – 6:00pm, 55 Duke Street, London (FREE)
Women in Focus Festival from 11:00 (FREE) Friday, Saturday and Sunday (8th-10th)
3 day festival open to all featuring performances, talks, workshops, discussions and film screenings
SATURDAY 9th MARCH 2019:
Women’s Event: Self Care for a Better You
Join for short talks, mediations, reflection and discussion on The art of emotional self care, loving and accepting yourself, recharging your soul and making yourself a priority.
2:00pm – 3:30pm, Covent Garden Community Centre, 42 Earlham Street (FREE) MONDAY 11th MARCH 2019:
Women Techmakers -Tech talks, networking and fireside chats by Google
4pm – 9:30pm, Google London (Tickets required)
If you have any events you’d like to see here, please message firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.