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Past Event
Talks & Debate

International Women’s Day Celebration

Mon 17 Dec 2018

Brighton Dome, Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum join forces to present our annual celebration of International Women’s Day. 

With gender equality firmly on the agenda, join us for a marketplace of ideas alongside a specially curated programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, arts & crafts, causes and campaigns, with fun for all the family.

Everyone is welcome – all ages, all communities together.

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Highlights include:

A ‘Level Playing Field’ with Lewes Football Club
The world’s first pro or semipro football club to pay their women’s team the same as their men’s discuss drawing a line under pay inequality and teach a football chanting workshop!

‘Not Today: How I chose Life’ with Sophie Cook
Former Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate, RAF veteran, writer, broadcaster, photographer, self harm and suicide survivor, and transgender – Sophie traces a journey from private torment to personal triumph.

Traumfrau Presents: The Women’s Liberation Music Archive
Brighton’s queer dance floor for the unusual crowd play the Women’s Liberation Music Archive - a silent disco listening party of 70s and 80s feminist music.

‘All Art is Propaganda’ with Juliet Sargeant
Renowned, gold medal winning garden designer and TV presenter, Juliet shares her experience of creating the first social campaign garden at The Chelsea Flower Show entitled ‘Modern Slavery’.

Young Children and Gender with Early Childhood Project
In this workshop for parents, carers, workers and anyone connected with children up to age 8, the ECP will explore questions like: How can we bring up our children with a conscious anti-bias attitude?

Panel Discussion: Justice For Women
Women from both sides of the Criminal Justice System come together to debate what needs to be done to make Britain’s Justice system a fairer place for women. Chaired by BWC Director, Lisa Dando.

Miss YasminIsYasmin: A Whistleblower’s Tour (& Guests)
Social entrepreneur, campaigner, single parent and feminist Muslim. In this personal talk, a born and bred Londoner explores how she whistleblew to change her world, and her love affair with Bangladesh.

PROUD: In conversation with Juno Dawson and Tanya Byrne
Award-winning authors Juno Dawson and Tanya Byrne discuss intersectional feminism and the launch of PROUD, their teen LGBTQ anthology.

Miss Represented
Young women explore life through the arts, making powerful work for personal development and social change. See a screening of their brand-new documentary.

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