International Women’s Week 2014

Oh my word, look at all the things happening around Sheff Uni at the start of March! Here is a FB link to the info below, can’t wait 😀

Join us in celebration of International Women’s Day with a week-long series of events! For ticketed events & web page visit: http://www.shef.ac.uk/union/events/international-womens-week/

***MONDAY 3RD ***

Sheffield Debating: Women’s Public Speaking Training Session
16:00-18:00, venue tbc.
https://www.facebook.com/events/633840513318506/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Women’s Committee Presents: ‘Manarchism and Brocialism: Sexism in Radical Politics’
17.00-19.00, Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 2
https://www.facebook.com/events/658941934162414/?ref=5

Off The Shelf presents Irma Kurtz – Cosmopolitan’s Agony Aunt talks about ‘My Life in Agony’
20:00 (doors open 19:30), The Auditorium
https://www.facebook.com/events/705208856197012/

***TUESDAY 4TH***

Women’s Committee & For Books’ Sake present: Literary Workshop 1: Women of Sheffield
11:00-13:00, Gallery Eye, Students’ Union
https://www.facebook.com/events/1446085112275295/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

“What is a feminist? and am I one?” workshop
13:00-14:00pm, Gallery Room 2
https://www.facebook.com/events/582063925214567/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Women’s Committee & For Books’ Sake present: Literary Workshop 2: Women, Fairytales and Fiction
14:00-16:00, Gallery Eye, Students’ Union
https://www.facebook.com/events/584599018301483/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Living Wage Campaign: Trade Unions Fair
14:00-16:00, Students’ Union Foyer
Drop-in to meet members of Trade Unions (GMB, UCU, Unite, Unison and the IWW will be present, as well as members of the Living Wage Campaign) and learn about the importance and value of joining a union.
Staff and students welcome and encouraged to come and chat.

The University of Sheffield Islamic Circle (USIC) presents: Ashiana Workshop: Fleeing domestic and sexual abuse
5pm, Hick’s building, Lecture theatre 4
https://www.facebook.com/events/663803257010651/?ref=23&source=1

Women’s Week presents Emma Woolf
The Auditorium
18:30 (doors open 18:00) Tickets £4.50/£2.50 concessions
https://www.facebook.com/events/208457922687023/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

***WEDNESDAY 5TH ***

GIAG International Women’s Rights Craftivism
11:00-13:00, Students’ Union Activities Zone
Tickets £3 from SU Box Office

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

‘North Country’ is a fictionalised account of the first major sexual harassment case in the United States – Jensen vs Eveleth Mines where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit. This film has been chosen as 1984 in the UK saw the start of the Miners Strike!

***THURSDAY 6TH***

Women’s Committee Presents: Fat Activism Workshop and Plus-Size Clothes Swap
15:00-17:00, Gallery Room 3, Students’ Union
https://www.facebook.com/events/1459375790945386/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
There will be a safe space policy in operation which we ask everyone attending to adhere to. Please check the facebook event for more information.
All genders welcome

Women’s Committee Presents: Rhian E Jones. Free Public Lecture: Gender, Class & Popular Culture
18:00-19:00 Arts Tower, Lecture Theatre 9
https://www.facebook.com/events/1420388638204959/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

***FRIDAY 7TH***

“What type of feminist are you?” workshop
13:00-14:00pm, Gallery Room 2
https://www.facebook.com/events/682312821832407/?context=create&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

Women’s Committee Presents: Feminism & Gender Identities Workshop
17:00-19:00, Arts Tower Lecture Theatre 2
https://www.facebook.com/events/242742509232178/
Free entry, charitable donations will be collected.
There will be a safe space policy in operation which we ask everyone attending to adhere to. Please check the facebook event for more information.
All genders welcome

Juliet & Romeo
The same legendary story but with the gender roles reversed
19.30 Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union
https://www.facebook.com/events/360249730782281/

Film Unit presents: Wadjda
19:30, Students’ Union Auditorium
Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn’t be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda’s mother won’t allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl’s virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself…

***SATURDAY 8TH***

STAR presents Women Refugee Voices’
12:00-16:00, Fusion
Free entry
Run by Student Action For Refugees
An opportunity to hear the personal insights of life as a refugee from the perspective of women. This will be an intimate forum for women to share personal experiences and stories. Speakers from Ashiana and Assist will also be present to talk about the work they do with women refugees and asylum seekers in Sheffield.

Women’s Committee & Sheffield Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign present: Gender and Consent Workshop
https://www.facebook.com/events/459296060864413/
15:00-17:00, Octagon Centre, Meeting Room 2.
Free entry, charitable donations will be collected.

Juliet & Romeo
The same legendary story but with the gender roles reversed
19.30 Foundry, Sheffield Students’ Union
https://www.facebook.com/events/360249730782281/

Pop Tarts: Independent Women
23:00-03:00, Foundry, Studio, Fusion
Tickets £4 advance
It’s International Women’s Day, so it’s to time celebrate the best retro female artists, girl groups & duo’s. Think Whitney Houston, Madonna, Beyonce, Girls Aloud, Tina Turner, The Supremes & more!

***SUNDAY 9TH***

Women’s Committee presents: Feminist Book Club
14:00-16:00, Octagon Centre, Council Free entry, charitable donations will be collected.
This month we will be discussing “Girl Meets Boy”, by Ali Smith. The story is a modern-day reinterpretation of the Ovid’s myth of Iphis, incorporating themes of homophobia, sexism, sexuality and love. There are copies available in the university libraries for those who do not wish to buy a copy. The book is around 200 pages long and a highly recommended read!
https://www.facebook.com/events/281736015312271/?ref=5
All genders welcome

Women’s Committee: Women-only social
16:00-18:00
Council Chambers, Octagon Centre
Free food, board games, tea and a raffle! This is a chance to socialise with the committee outside of meetings, so please bring along your housemates, coursemates and friends. You don’t need to have been part of the committee before, we would love to see some new faces.
https://www.facebook.com/events/268251283334073/?ref=5
This event is open to self-defining women only and will be held in an alcohol-free venue.

Film Unit presents: In a World
Speak up and let your voice be heard. An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voice-over star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.
15.30 and 19.30
Auditorium
Tickets £2.50

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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.

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