International Women’s Day 2023
A day to celebrate women from across the world, International Women’s Day (IWD) was initiated in 1911.
Since then it has been marked annually on March 8th, with this being an important moment in the year for working to advance women’s equality. It belongs to everyone, everywhere, being a truly global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Each year a different theme is announced. For IWD 2023, the global campaign theme is Embrace Equity. You can find out more about it here: www.internationalwomensday.com/theme
International Women’s Day: Events across Sussex
International Women’s Day with Wayfinder Woman
On Friday 10th March, an event led by Wayfinder Woman, is taking place at the Lansdowne Hotel in Eastbourne from 18.30 to 21.00. This is a FREE event, supported by Care for the Carers, to celebrate the wonderful women in our community.
There will be a panel discussion of “inspirational women” led by our founder Laura Murphy. Teri Sayers-Cooper, our Inclusion and Development Worker at Care For The Carers, will be on the panel and speaking about her role in developing connections with our diverse communities across East Sussex, and why she is passionate about International Women’s Day.
There will also be live music from Tina Bridgman and Tidal Rave plus Wayfinder Woman’s resident artist, Tania, will be doing a live painting to the band’s music which will be auctioned off at the event. There will, of course, be much fun, games and laughter. Drinks and snacks will be available to purchase at the hotel bar.
Although the event is free and open to anyone (all genders are welcome) please book tickets in advance so that those organising will know numbers. You can book tickets by clicking here.
Diversity Resource International
On Friday 17th March, 7pm to 10pm, Diversity Resource International is partnering with Lewes Town Council to host an evening of celebration for the young women and girls of Lewes, featuring inspirational speakers and female DJ. It aims to recognise that navigating today’s world is hard but there are organisations that care. Takes place at All Saint’s Centre, Lewes. An Eventbrite registration will be issued closer to the date.
Contact email@example.com or 07831106777 for more information.
West Sussex Women’s Day Conference
An in-person domestic abuse conference in honour of International Women’s Day. To include speakers from East and West Sussex County Councils, Hourglass, My Sister’s House, Hersana, and members of the Voices of Lived Experience Board for domestic abuse survivors. Taking place Wednesday 8th March from 9:30am.
Brighton Women’s Centre Celebration
BWC (Brighton Women’s Centre) hosts an annual International Women’s Day Celebration in partnership with Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum. This free and inclusive event aims to celebrate and inspire women. Join for a day of uplifting and inclusive discussions, workshops, talks, arts and crafts, music, dance, causes and campaigns. Saturday 11th March, 10am to 4pm, Brighton Dome, Brighton See the website for more information here.
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