International Women's Day 2012

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International Women's Day 2012

Post  Admin on Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:34 pm

Celebrate International Women’s Day on Thursday 8th and Saturday 17th March 2012 at the University of Leicester!
Eva Organization for Women (EOW) with students and staff from University of Leicester are hosting two days event in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

The events will be dynamic and inspiring where women from all ethnic backgrounds and age groups can meet in a relaxing, but stimulating and welcoming atmosphere, interact with learning and networking opportunities, and celebrate, enjoy and inspire our future.

The conference, ‘Raising Awareness’, with speakers from the University of Leicester and the community, will take place in the Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, Thursday 8th March 2012 (17.15 – 21.00). Talks will include:
• Women’s Commission at the UN – achievements and future plans
• Women’s Health and Wellbeing – present, past and future
• Women’s development and women in business
• New arrivals – issues around settling into a new community
• Girls, Women and HIV, worldwide and local.

There will be a photography display from Kevin Night and poetry, both showcasing ‘Women and their Worlds’. EOW will present awards to acknowledge women who have made an impact in our communities.

‘Let’s Celebrate’, The Social and Arts Day, will take place in Queen’s Hall, Percy Gee Building, University of Leicester on Saturday 17th March (11.00 – 16.00) Come together with women from the local community to celebrate, network and have fun! The day will include workshops:
• Women – an ageing population: needs and aspirations
• The Equality of Women and Men in the 21st century
• Visual Images of the Body Maternal
• Women as Carers

The festival will also showcase women through celebrating diversity in arts and culture and give you a diverse mix of sights, scents and sounds to inspire!
• International fashion show, short story and Art competition and Poetry
• Photography display by Kevin Night, with images for sale
• Performances by guitarist/singer George Simpson, and Leicester Amika Choir
• Complementary Therapists offering tasters; Henna Tattooists
• Luxury cupcakes and food goodies for sale
• Health and Wellbeing check-ups by GPs and advice by EOW members.

Both events are free to the public and will take place at the University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH.

P.S. both events are free to the public, so join us on both days to celebrate, educate and empower women!

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