International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, while marking a call to action for accelerating gender balance. Everyone has a part to play; all the time and everywhere. From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance. We notice its absence and celebrate its presence.
In Newcastle we can live our best lives by coming together to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, on Friday 8 March. There are tons of events happening across the region and lots happening in Newcastle City Centre:
Charlotte Boulton (Marginalised Genders Officer) is involved in the celebrations, kicking off the week with the ‘Young Women, politics and voice’ event at Newcastle City Library on the 5th March at 5.30pm. Charlotte will be one of the panellists alongside women from Northumbria University, the City Youth Council and Women in Newcastle group. This event aims to empower young women with an interest in political activism.
On campus, Team Kenya are hosting a talk on feminism, gender politics and their charity work. Head to the History Room (Level 1 NUSU) Wednesday 6th March, 7pm.
On International Women's Day
On the 8th, we are encouraging students to join the Women’s March, calling attention to period poverty and promoting period positivity in Newcastle. People of all genders are welcome and encouraged to come along to help fight period shame and break taboos as well as celebrating. The meeting place is the City Library at 10am. We will then head to Grey’s Monument where the Monument will be dressed in red for the biggest menarche party ever. However, if you would like to arrange a meeting point on campus to head to the march please get in touch.
For students who like to keep active, This Girl Can is celebrating with a 5k walk, jog or run. Meet at Exhibition Park at 6pm. Glow sticks and bright clothes are very much welcome.
If that’s not enough, Tyneside cinema is also celebrating women with the screening of Waru at 6pm . The film will be introduced by Anamarija Horvat from Northumbria University, who specialises in gender and queer memory.
Want to find out what NUSU is doing to tackle period poverty? Please get in touch and we will tell you more about our Period Project.
Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help create a #BalanceforBetter.