International Women’s Day in the Inner West

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Inner West women are invited to celebrate 'Strength in Sisterhood' at Council’s International Women’s Day events.

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

This year’s theme, 'Strength in Sisterhood', honours all women who make up our community including First Nations, LGBTIQ women and women of intersecting and diverse cultural backgrounds.

Bri Lee in Conversation with Fiona Wright, Marrickville Library and Pavilion, Patyegarang Place, 313 Marrickville Road, Tuesday 3 March, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Acclaimed author Bri Lee discusses patriarchy, body image, womanhood, self-worth, resilience and courage. Her latest book, Beauty, explores stereotypical views of women and the need to confront our obsession with physical perfection.

Fiona Wright is a writer, editor and critic. Her collection of essays Small Acts of Disappearance was shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize, the NSW Premier’s Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction, and longlisted for the Kibble Award for Australian Women’s Life Writing.

Strength in Sisterhood, Petersham Town Hall, 107 Crystal Street, Thursday 5 March, 5.30pm to 8pm.

Council’s flagship International Women’s Day event, with entertainment, interactive community stalls and light drinks and refreshments. Featuring MC Kween G (pictured) and short film screening made by Maitree House for Council to bring women together and promote self-love and connection.

Child minding is available. Provide details when registering.

Embrace documentary film screening, Leichhardt Library, Piazza Level, Italian Forum, Thursday 5 March, 5pm to 7.15pm.

Taryn Brumfitt, director and founder of the Body Image Movement, travels the world to explore the global issue of body loathing. Following the screening, Dr Mary Foley will lead a talk on body image.

Women of the New Gold Mountain, Ashfield Library, Level 3, 260 Liverpool Road, Wednesday 11 March, 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Dr Alanna Kamp presents the historic and contemporary experiences of Sydney-based Chinese Australian women who were subject to travel restrictions, denied citizenship rights and experienced institutionalised discrimination in education and employment under the precepts of the White Australia Policy (1901-1973).

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