Wrexham’s International Women’s Day Festival will be hosting talks, presentations, roundtable discussions, and workshops, Sunday 8th March 2020. The event is held to increase the visibility of women within the industries of Science, Business, Arts and Music. The festival celebrates the fantastic work that women do in these fields and gives an insight into what they find interesting within their individual work and wider sectors.
For women, especially young women, it is important to see themselves reflected within their desired industries, as they will feel there is already space for them and that they will perceive that they will be readily excepted. The presence of women in all sectors works to make job roles less gendered; changing unconscious bias through visibility.
The event will also create opportunities to connect with like-minded people who are interested in the same subjects and increase discussion surrounding the industries.
All genders are welcome to attend and be inspired by brilliant speakers and workshop holders unless otherwise specified.
Wrexham has a fantastic heritage of suffrage, equality and diversity and this event intends to keep that legacy alive and kicking!
The event is also all free.
SPEAKERS/ WORKSHOP HOSTS
TECHNIQUEST/XPLORE! WOMEN IS SCIENCE PRESENTATION
EMILY BEECH - WELSH TRANSLATOR
"FILLING A QUOTA" WOMEN IN MUSIC PANEL
ZINE MAKING WORKSHOP (MISS HEATHER WILSON)
INTERSECTIONAL FEMINISM CHEMBOMUSIC
ALL DAY KID WORKSHOP
ALL DAY CRAFT WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
10.00am - 10.30am Women In Business (Big Ideas Wales)
10.30am - 11.00am The Welsh Language and How it Socially Effects Gender (Emily Beech)
11.00am - 11.15pm Techniquest/Xplore! Women is Science
11.15pm - 12pm Zine Making Workshop (Miss Heather Wilson)
12pm - 1pm Women Cllrs Session (Cllrs involved Adrienne, Carrie, Dana, Gwenfair, Sonia , Tina)
1.00pm - 2.00pm Filling A Quota - Music Panel discussion (see heading above for info)
3.00pm - 3.15pm Techniquest/Xplore! Women is Science
3.15pm - 4.00pm Intersectional Feminism Speaker (Chembomusic)
The festival is hosted in Ty Pawb, Wrexham. from 10am - 4pm
Tŷ Pawb, Market St, Wrexham LL13 8B