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International Women’s Week

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A message from Kat Chapman, Women’s Officer at the University of Sheffield regarding loads of great events being held this week!

Saturday 8th March is International Women’s Day. Sheffield Students’ Union celebrate by holding International Women’s Week: A week of events, workshops and films celebrating the lives and achievements of women world-wide.

indexbhjlJoin us in celebration of International Women’s Day with a week-long series of events! For ticketed events visit: http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/events/international-womens-week/
all facebook events: https://www.facebook.com/events/735318049846099/

***MONDAY 3RD ***

Sheffield Debating: Women’s Public Speaking Training Session
16:00-18:00, venue tbc.

Women’s Committee Presents: ‘Manarchism and Brocialism: Sexism in Radical Politics’
17.00-19.00, Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 2

Off The Shelf presents Irma Kurtz – Cosmopolitan’s Agony Aunt talks about ‘My Life in Agony’. 20:00 (doors open 19:30), The Auditorium


Women’s Committee & For Books’ Sake present: Literary Workshop 1: Women of Sheffield
11:00-13:00, Gallery Eye, Students’ Union

“What is a feminist? and am I one?” workshop
13:00-14:00pm, Gallery Room 2

Women’s Committee & For Books’ Sake present: Literary Workshop 2: Women, Fairytales and Fiction
14:00-16:00, Gallery Eye, Students’ Union

Living Wage Campaign: Trade Unions Fair
14:00-16:00, Students’ Union Foyer

The University of Sheffield Islamic Circle (USIC) presents: Ashiana Workshop: Fleeing domestic and sexual abuse
5pm, Hick’s building, Lecture theatre 4

Women’s Week presents Emma Woolf
The Auditorium
18:30 (doors open 18:00) Tickets #4.50/#2.50 concessions


UNITE Film Screening of North County
Drinks reception 18:00, film screening 19:00
Auditorium FREE but TICKET ONLY- available @ SU box office


Women’s Committee Presents: Fat Activism Workshop and Plus-Size Clothes Swap
15:00-17:00, Gallery Room 3, Students’ Union

Women’s Committee Presents: Rhian E Jones. Free Public Lecture: Gender, Class & Popular Culture
18:00-19:00 Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 9

***FRIDAY 7TH***

“What type of feminist are you?” workshop
13:00-14:00pm, Gallery Room 2

Women’s Committee Presents: Feminism & Gender Identities Workshop
17:00-19:00, Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 2

Juliet & Romeo
The same legendary story but with the gender roles reversed
19.30 Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union

Film Unit presents: Wadjda
19:30, Students’ Union Auditorium
Tickets #2.50


STAR presents Women Refugee Voices’
12:00-16:00, Fusion

Women’s Committee & Sheffield Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign present: Gender and Consent Workshop
15:00-17:00, Octagon Centre, Meeting Room 2.

Juliet & Romeo
The same legendary story but with the gender roles reversed
19.30 Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union

Pop Tarts: Independent Women
23:00-03:00, Foundry, Studio, Fusion
Tickets #4 advance

***SUNDAY 9TH***

Women’s Committee presents: Feminist Book Club. “Girl Meets Boy” by Ali Smith
14:00-16:00, Octagon Centre, Council Chamber
All genders welcome

Women’s Committee: Women-only social
Council Chambers, Octagon Centre
This event is open to self-defining women only and will be held in an alcohol-free venue.

Film Unit presents: In a World
15.30 and 19.30
Auditorium, Tickets #2.50


Women’s Committee are raising money for their chosen charities throughout women’s week. All our events are free to attend but we will be collecting charitable donations for Sheffield Rape Crisis and The Fistula Foundation via donation buckets at the end of each event. Please give as generously as you are able to.

Information related to this message is available at http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/events/international-womens-week/.


Author: Hidden Perspectives

A research project within the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) at The University of Sheffield.

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