Community Projects, Events

International Women’s Day with FUN Unlimited

IWD leaflet

Thursday 14th March 2019 – 12:00 until 20:00 – The Venue@DMU.

Come and join us in celebrating the strengths, creativity, unity and wit of women across Leicestershire.
*Stop Press* New artists just confirmed:
Abena Bediako: poet and singer, Ishi Khan-Jackson: comedian,
Sarah Davies: writer, poet and comedian,
Rosa Fernandez: poet, Leonie Dubarry-Gurr: musician,
Sandra Pollock: poet, author and singer.

Hear local inspirational women speakers:

  • Glynis Wright, Heather Savigny and Daisy Richards: See It Be It: Media Representation and Role Models
  • Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan: Barriers for BAME Women’s Empowerment
  • Sue Grogan: Setting Up a Business – Passion, Pressure and Pitfalls
  • Councillor Elaine Pantling: The Life and Work of Alice Hawkins, Leicester Suffragette
  • Sandra Pollock: Being Black and Female in Business
  • Julie Fish: Queerying LBTQ -Women’s Activism in Everyday Life
  • Glynis Wright: The Development of a Family Law Practice
  • Bertha Ochieng: Developing Solutions for Addressing the Health and Social Care Needs of Women
  • Farhana Sheikh: Women Building Skills for Business
  • Ulrike Kubatta: Shaping the Powerful Woman –Transformation and Documentary Storytelling.

Stroll around stalls from various women’s groups across Leicestershire including:

  • Women’s Equality Party,
  • WALL and UAVA,
  • Zinthiya Trust,
  • Sharma Women’s Centre,
  • Clare Walker Consultancy,
  • Victim First, C
  • LASP Carers Centre,
  • Police and Crime Commissioner.

Visit our FUn Living Library: chat one-to-one with people like you who want to give voice to a part of their life story; an aspect which is often stereotyped and stigmatised.