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Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2024

We are looking forward to celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March by hosting a series of events which recognise the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The aim of this year’s theme is ‘Inspire Inclusion’, one of the University’s most fundamental values.

At Brighton, we recognise the importance of celebrating all women, in all their diversities and intersections of faith, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, or disability. Every woman matters.

Check out our line-up of events taking place across the university to mark International Women’s Day:

  • Moving precariously: Women and children’s immobilities in urban space: 6 March, 6.30pm-7.30pm Sallis Benney Lecture, Grand Parade – Lesley Murray, Professor of Spatial Sociology at the University of Brighton, will deliver her inaugural lecture on the hidden ways in which people are excluded from urban spaces because of their gender.
  • Celebrating Unsung Sheroes with the School of Education: 7 March, from 4.30pm, Checkland D130, Falmer campus- Come and join us in the School of Education on International Women’s Day Eve to make an IWD postcard installation and share stories celebrating our UNSUNG SHEROES. Bring photos or pictures of your Sheroes; other resources and snacks will be provided. All are welcome – no artistic expertise needed!

  • School of Business and Law: 8 March, 2pm-4pm, Elm House 103, Moulsecoomb campus – this two-hour in-person session will begin with a presentation by Clare Griffiths, founder of Thrive, an impact-led business dedicated to empowering women, followed by a panel discussion by prominent businesswomen on fostering inclusivity in leadership roles.
  • School of Art and Media: 8 March, 12pm-3pm, M2 Grand Parade, City campus – colleagues will be marking the day with a three-hour creative and academic workshop exploring issues of inclusivity within the community, within feminism, and within creative and academic practice and labour. This session will be running both in person and online.
  • Brighton Students’ Union IWD student event: 8 March 5pm – 7.30pm, Cockcroft Building Room 101  – Hear from fellow students about International Women’s Day and intersectionality in feminism.
  • University of Brighton’s flagship International Women’s Day event: 20 March, 1.30pm-3pm, Mithras G5 – At this in-person speaker session, the Brighton & Hove Women’s History Group will share the stories of some of the many remarkable women who have played such a huge part in the history of our city.

Events like these offer us all an opportunity to come together, share our experiences and take inspiration in our efforts to bring about a more equal world. Thank you for getting involved.

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Katy Croft • 1 March 2024

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