It’s all happening at York International Women’s Week

Bec Horner

Bec Horner

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It’s all happening at York International Women’s Week

Between the 5th -13th March, York’s International Women’s Week has a huge programme of over 30 events celebrating International Women’s Day on the 8th March.

 We are delighted to have such an exciting and wide-ranging programme with something for everyone. 

We are especially keen to help anyone facing barriers to attending because of low income, disability, lack of confidence or anything else to join in so do get in touch.

There’s something for everyone with talks, music, exhibitions, workshops, clothes swaps and more in a mix of in-person (indoor and outdoor) and online events.  And most are free to attend.

A ‘Question Time’ event will see local women politicians debating the theme ‘Women and Climate Change‘ chaired by BBC York’s Elly Fiorentina. There are speakers from as far afield as Nicaragua, India, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan as well as local groups including Friends of Rowntree Park, York & District TUC, Real People Theatre and Yorkits.

Kyra Women’s Project’s open day will have speakers and ‘taster sessions’ to dip into and see how they help women make positive changes in their lives.

York Theatre Royal and the Woodmeadow Trust are running a creative writing outdoors workshop, One Planet York is looking at the impact of personal care products on health and the environment, York Learning is running an arts workshop using recycled materials and Mumbai-based speaker Aqui Thami is talking about the Sister Library,  India’s only feminist library.

Feminist Library

And there’s much more!

All events are run by local individual women and organisations, co-ordinated by a group of volunteers who are especially keen to hear from – and help – anyone facing barriers to joining in because of low income, disability, lack of confidence or anything else.

Further details at www.yorkwomen.org.uk; printed programmes/ flyers at venues around the city or posted on request.

Enquiries to: yorkwomensvoices@gmail.com or 01904 702060

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