Hi feminist friends!!
Happy Monday to you!! Maybe you have been out and about, working hard 9-5,for the sisterhood or just snuggled in warm perhaps having enjoyed watching The Olympic Games over the last couple of weeks!!
In keeping with the Olympic theme, the feminist network has been as busy as ever with various events and activities leading up to International Women’s Day on March 8th, so without further ado here are eight of the best feminist events to look out for over the coming weeks!!
Let’s start with some amazing women who were very much ,”Hidden Figures” and pioneers of their field as mathematicians working for NASA who defied their race and gender, and you can watch their story on March 7th whilst helping to promote a good cause at the same time!! Go figure- this is an opportunity not to be missed!!
Join us to watch Hidden Figures, celebrate International Women’s Day, and raise funds for local women’s projects!!
Wednesday 7th March at 18:15; University of Sheffield Students’ Union
“There are twenty, bright, highly capable Negro women in the west computing group, and we’re proud to be doing our part for the country. So yes, they let women do some things at NASA, Mr. Johnson. And it’s not because we wear skirts. It’s because we wear glasses. Have a good day.”
Paul Blomfield MP and Sheffield Students’ Union Women’s Committee invite you to a free film screening of Hidden Figures, sponsored by Unite the Union, to celebrate International Women’s Day and support some great local women’s charities.
Directed by Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures is a dynamic look into the true story of three brilliant African American women, who were the brainpower behind one of NASA’s greatest operations in history; launching an astronaut into orbit. Hidden Figures offers an intersectional feminist perspective into the racial and sexual issues faced by Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson at the time of their fantastic achievements.
At the event there will be the opportunity to donate to our two sponsored charities, in solidarity with women across Sheffield. This year we will be supporting the Together Women Project (TWP), and Women in Construction and Technology (WiCAT). The Together Women Project help to move women out of crime, by working with them to build their resilience, and developing their strength, in safe women-only spaces. Women in Construction and Technology provide introductory courses for women in a variety of trades and skills which women may not have been able to access.
The screening will begin with a reception with refreshments and the opportunity to meet with representatives from the charities, from 18:15 in Studio/Fusion. The film will begin at 19:00 in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium, following contributions from Celeste Jones; Sheffield Students’ Union Women’s Officer 2017/18, Paul Blomfield; MP, and Pat Pepper; Unite the Union.
There are a limited number of tickets available, please book soon to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be booked through Eventbrite or you can ring Paul Blomfield’s office – 0114 272 2882 or send an email to – email@example.com.
Rewind one day for the Sheffield Feminist Network and it’s all about men at our next meeting!! We have two-yes two speakers joining us at our very special IWD celebration meeting- and it’s Red Rags and Menstruation Matters as Emily Wilson from Irise International raises awareness of this very important project!!
From one end of the cycle to another, as we also have as our guest Clarissa Simpson a research student from Sheffield Hallam University who will be opening up “Conversations about the Menopause”!!
Drink as you think with tea, coffee and biscuits for just £1, and for an entry price of just £2 with concessions available- join us at The Quaker Meeting House 7.15-9pm on IWD March 8th!!!
She-fest returns to celebrate International Women’s Day in a week positively filled to the brim with exciting events and activities- don’t miss out on the fun!! It’s from the 5th-11th March 2018 in various venues city-wide!! There’s something for everywoman!!
Haring into March it’s blooming marvellous that our local Women’s Equality Party are hosting a quiz at the Florist pub in Walkley on IWD March 8th 2018, 8 pm for an 8.30 start in their bid to secure their first council seat in the local May elections- come along, bring a friend make new friends and test out both your feminist and general knowledge all for a fiver!! Support your local candidate Ann in her bid to become the first WEP Sheffield councillor for Walkley!! Follow the link and have a drink to our feminist sisters from one hundred years ago and right now!! http://www.womensequality.org.uk/she_20180308_quiz?utm_campaign=she_201802014&utm_medium=email&utm_source=womensequality Follow WEP Sheffield on Twitter and check out the Facebook page for more details!!!
The following evening March 9th The Palestine Women’s Scholarship Fund are hosting an event at The Central United Reform Church between 6.30 and 9pm as a fundraiser for International Women’s Day!!!
Next up if you want to be in the hub of involvement in your local Equality network, then why not come along to the Circle on Rockingham Lane on Tuesday March 13th between 12.30 and 2.30 pm- the venue is disability friendly so if you want to become more involved in working together to improve the lives of women in Sheffield this year you know where to come!!
This weekend roar for more equality as “We are Lions” lights up the Lantern Theatre some tickets are still available Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March so follow this link to book your place!!
Last but definitely not least, as the snow continues to fall, why not take the opportunity to watch “I Tonya” the story of the thin ice skated over in the rise and fall of Tonya Harding acclaimed US figure skater, at the Showroom Cinema and appropriately is rated with the famous F symbol classification to celebrate female empowerment!!
Now the Winter Olympics have concluded and the skates are off, let’s celebrate our forthcoming International Women’s Week and Day on March 8th joining with our sisters and other supporters as we continue to empower the women of our city and beyond by attending one of these events!!