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8 Mar 2016

International Women’s Day event starts today

The University has opened its campus for a week long schedule of events to coincide with International Women’s Day, starting today.

Taking place from 8-11 March, Woman(kind)ness, strength and resilience will present a series of events across campus that celebrate women worldwide.

In collaboration with Charnwood Arts and their 40th anniversary celebrations, staff, students and members of the public are invited to attend a range of talks, photography exhibitions, music, poetry and performances.

The events taking place throughout the week seek to raise awareness of women’s roles in different sociocultural environments. They highlight gender inequalities and propose creative ways to address gender equity and equality. 

Guest speakers include individuals from the University, Athena Swan and FIFA, with music, poetry and performances titled Bread and Roses. Organiser Dr Inês Varela-Silva, will also be delivering a talk, titled Consent and safe spaces at universities: an international perspective, with Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan, expected to attend.

All events are free to attend, however some require pre-booking.

Click here to view a full schedule of events and exhibitions and to book your place.