University of Winchester pledges to #BeBoldForChange for International Women's Day 2017
The University of Winchester is joining the call to #BeBoldForChange for a more inclusive, gender equal world on International Women's Day on Wednesday 8 March.
International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The international theme this year is #BeBoldForChange with everyone invited to pledge to take a concrete step to help achieve gender parity more quickly.
The University is marking the event with a week-long programme of activities from Monday 6 to Saturday 11 March, with events ranging from political debates to an evening of music, poetry and spoken word, written and performed by women of all ages. The programme also includes an exhibition at the Link Gallery at West Downs, a panel discussion about women in politics and a public lecture about the implications of triggering Article 50 on the national gender equality framework in the UK, as the country prepares to leave the EU.
Professor Joy Carter DL, said: "International Women's Day is an important opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of women while at the same time seek greater justice and opportunity where inequality too often still exists.
"At Winchester, we strive to respect and value difference. We want to help contribute to a world where everyone experiences how they matter as individuals and is able flourish and thrive, whoever they are.
"Worldwide, women make huge social, economic, cultural, and political contributions. Women here at the University, from academics to students, staff to volunteers, are hugely valued for the work they do to make our University and the world around us better."
Headline events at the University open to the public to celebrate International Women's Day 2017 are:
An exhibition of work reflecting on or inspired by International Women's Day
The Link Gallery, West Downs Campus, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT
Lecture by Professor Catherine Keller, feminist theologian and leading voice in constructive theology
Tuesday 7 March, 6:30pm for 7pm start
Stripe Lecture Room, King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR
Feminist Theologians and Action for Women
Slideshow presented by the Institute for Theological Partnerships
Wednesday 8 March, 9am-5pm
Learning Café, King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR
Women in Politics
Panel discussion and Q & A hosted by the University of Winchester Feminism Society
Thursday 9 March, 6pm-8pm
St Alphege Building 202, King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR
An evening of music, poetry and spoken word written and performed by women of all ages
Thursday 9 March, doors/bar open from 6.30pm, performances from 7pm-9pm
The Lounge, University Centre, King Alfred Campus, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR
Centre for Gender Studies Spring Symposium, including keynote speaker Professor Roberta Guerrina (University of Surrey) on the gendered impact of triggering Article 50
Saturday 11 March
The Gendered Impact of Article 50 keynote at 3.30pm-5pm
West Downs Campus, Romsey Road, Winchester SO22 5HT
More information about all the events and the University's participation in International Women's Day can be found online at: www.winchester.ac.uk/iwd2017
Events are free to attend and all are welcome.