Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2023

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Women’s History Month begins on the 1st of March and is a time to celebrate women and their many achievements and contributions - both historical and contemporary - worldwide. During this month, we will also be marking International Women’s Day (8th of March 2023) which aims to bring light to gender inequalities which continue to persist today. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #EmbraceEquity.

We are very excited to announce that, this year, for Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we are planning a wide range of events and displays in collaboration with groups both on campus and beyond into the city too.

Wednesday 8th of March: International Women’s Day!

13th of March: 'Striking Women: narratives from the past, present and future'

An informative and interactive Women's History Month event reflecting on narratives from the past and present and also considering the future. This event includes talks from academics, researchers, students and members of our local community. The aim of the event is to provide a safe space for everyone to discuss the role of women in strikes and protests but also politics, more generally. Discussions will vary from the sharing of academic research to reflections on personal experiences. The ‘future’ part of the event hopes to inspire all attendees to contribute to the discussion more widely and how we can move beyond parity and towards equity.

CONTENT WARNING: Please be aware that some discussions may touch on particularly sensitive topics (e.g. abortion). More details to follow.

Refreshments will be provided.

Please register here: Striking Women: Narratives from the Past, Present and Future - Events - Lancaster University (libcal.com)

Resources will also be available from the Library including a book display and a LibGuide.

Make sure to keep an eye out for updates on our social media pages and visit the Library!



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