You may already know that March marks both International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, where important accomplishments by women in history and society are celebrated. It offers a great opportunity for you to get involved in events, drive up awareness, advocate, and stand in solidarity with women around the world.
We believe firmly in fair representation and equality and want to invite you to celebrate with us.
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Last year we asked UWTSD staff who their women role models are, and they are still as inspiring as ever.
Events Near You
To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Lampeter Society have invited Dr Barbara Wilding, former Chief Constable of South Wales Police and Chancellor of Cardiff Metropolitan University to talk about her experiences at the Founders’ Library. Wilding has a unique perspective to offer, so make sure you check it out. Find more information on our Events page.
From their Special Collections, the Library will be displaying an exhibition about Hannah More, who was active in the Bluestockings circle of literary women, a pioneer of women’s education, and a campaigner against slavery. It will be accompanied by an online exhibition. The exhibition will be in Lampeter and in Y Fforwm throughout March, so make the most of the opportunity and learn something new.
How about celebrating International Women’s Day with an exhibition opening? Head to Cinema & Co. for the launch of ‘The Personal Is Political’ by Patricia McKenna Jones and Rosie Scribblah, followed by a screening of Kusama: Infinity, a film by Yayoi Kusama. Book your tickets now.
Or why not visit Volcano Theatre for an evening of music, poetry, stories and film organised by Wales PEN Cymru with WOW Film Festival and Swansea Women’s Asylum & Refugee Group.
Don’t forget to pay Y Fforwm a visit this month to learn about the important writer, dramatist and advocate for women’s education, Hannah More. The exhibition is also available online.
Since the beginning of November, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have been marking a century since women won the right to vote with the ‘Women Power Protest’ exhibition. It has brought together modern and contemporary artworks from the Arts Council Collection to celebrate bold female artists exploring protest, identity and social commentary in their work. Make sure you make it to the exhibition in the Gas Hall before its closure at the end of this month.
The ‘Hear Our Voice’ concert is bringing together two female choirs from South Wales to celebrate women in music. From Lady Gaga to Eva Cassidy; Lorde to Christina Aguilera, they have you covered. Join them in celebrating and reflecting on the strong, influential women in your life.
Join the #March4Women International Women’s Day event in London for an uplifting afternoon of speeches, inspirational performances, solidarity and action. You will be joined by gender equality champions including Helen Pankhurst, Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, Leyla Hussein and Gina Martin, to name a few. Book your tickets and get involved.