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Date and time
Friday, March 8, 2019 - 10:45 to 15:30
Address
Queen's Park Road
Chester
CH4 7AD
United Kingdom

About the Event

The Institute of Gender Studies and Diversity Festival are delighted to present our International Women’s Day 2019 celebrations in an exciting event: Everyday Feminism vs Everyday Sexism.

This event, delivered by inspirational women from the University and the Chester region, is open to all to celebrate everyday feminism – what it is, who it’s for, and why it’s still needed.

The day is rounded off with a panel discussion during which the audience are invited to share their thoughts in anticipation of the 12th March talk by internationally-renowned feminist Laura Bates, author of the bestselling books Everyday Sexism and Girl Up.

We are keen to ensure that our International Women’s Day events are of interest to people of all genders, therefore we encourage those who book a place to encourage a colleague friend or family member to book and attend the event too!

Book your free place

 

Programme

  • Date:  Friday 8th March 2019  
  • Venue:  Churchill 009, Queens Park Campus.
10:50am

Welcome and Introduction to the day

Professor Emma Rees, Director of the Institute of Gender Studies

11:00am

Feminism: Who Needs It?

Professor Emma Rees

11:40pm 

Domestic Abuse: My Journey

Chiara Lisowski, Volunteer committee member, Chester Women’s Aid

12:10pm 

Pink, purple or teal? A colourful and graphic critique of ‘consumer womanhood’  

Dr Rebecca Collins, Deputy Head of Geography and International Development

13:30pm

BodEquality: a journey towards equality for bodies – the ins and outs!

Emi Lou Howe, Body Image Expert

14:15pm

Modern Day Slavery – approved by the Cheshire Anti Slavery Network, this session aims to raise awareness of trafficking and slavery

Soroptimist International Chester

15:00pm  

Audience Q&A and Panel Discussion around the day’s issues

Chaired by Dr Rebecca Collins

15:30pm  Close

 

Contact

For further information on these events, or on any aspect of the work of the Institute of Gender Studies, please contact: Professor Emma Rees, Email: e.rees@chester.ac.uk 

Directions

Address

Queen's Park Road
Chester
CH4 7AD
United Kingdom