Loughborough University is opening its campus for a week-long schedule of celebratory events to coincide with International Women’s Day on 8th March, under the blanket title of Woman(kind)ness, Strength and Resilience.
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.
The programme of events has been supported by the Loughborough University Athena Swan Team, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, School of Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough Student’s Union, and the Maya Project. Other events, organised by the Human Rights and Equality Charnwood, will also take place in town on International Women’s Day.
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.