Celebrate International Women's Day 2019 in Essex at this FREE Festival
Honour and learn about inspiring Essex women this International Women's Day at this free event...
In honour of International Women's Day, Friday 8th March 2019, strong Essex women will be celebrated at a free festival on Saturday 9th March 2019. Are you ready to be inspired?
Essex County Council’s Snapping the Stiletto Project will host the event at University of Essex Business School, Wivenhoe, the FREE event will showcase encouraging stories from local women over the last hundred years. Through talks, craft activities, film screenings and displays, the event will also explore issues of the 'Essex girl' stereotype.
Also showcasing presentations by Essex historians, the festival will celebrate the suffragettes for their work in winning the vote and the change in the workplace after this. Check out the full programme here.
A range of modern debates will also be discussed, including period poverty, body positivity and women's rights - a must visit for those interested in learning how to make a difference for all women today. Some of these events are not suitable for under 16s.
Festival-goers can also give back to women who need it the most by collecting sanitary projects for The Red Box Project and beauty and hygiene products for Beauty Banks.
Book tickets here.