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georgina burchell

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International Women's Day

Friday 8thMarch is international women's day! There are so many celebration events going on across the university, here’s a run-down of just a few:

Many schools are running cake or plant sales and coffee mornings to donate proceeds to different women+ charities. ENV, CMP, BIO and CEM are all running something – check below to see if something is going on in your school.

All day in the hive student clubs and societies will be helping us to celebrate with cakes, demonstrations, books and art. Head along to join in the fun – we will also have our banner painting session for reclaim the night.

The interdisciplinary institute of the humanities are running an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: ’We are excited to announce our first Wikipedia edit-a-thon to be held on International Women's Day (March 8, 2019) in Arts 01.06 from 10:00- 3:30 pm.’ If you want to be involved you should email digital.humanities@uea.ac.uk. The day will go as follows:

10-12: Introduction to Wikipedia, the Women Amateur Film-makers project and data, and getting set up to edit 
12-1: Lunch and chatter 
1-3:30: Edit-a-thon

Be sure to head along and bring a laptop!

There is also a ResNet event celebrating women on Wednesday 6thMarch at 1pm-2.30pm in JSC 0.01

All day in the hive student clubs and societies will be helping us to celebrate with cakes, demonstrations, books and art. Head along to join in the fun – we will also have our banner painting session for reclaim the night.

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In a few weeks time we are also running our reclaim the night event at the Dog House Norwich. Reclaim the Night is a protest against street harassment, hate crime and sexual, relationship and domestic violence. This year we are marching again on 21st March with the message of intersectionality, and particularly after Brexit, to say that Norwich is for all of us and we all have the right to be free from harassment and discrimination.You can find all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/431446867591115/

 

SCHOOLS:

School of Computing

You are invited to the School of Computing Sciences International Women’s Day Celebrationand ‘Have Your Cake and Eat it Too’Cake Sale

Friday March 8thfrom 11:00 - 12:00 in SCI 2.29.

Any cakes left over will be on sale in SCI 2.45 from 12:00.

Tea and coffee will be provided.  All cake donations are welcomewhether handmade or shop bought.

Proceeds will go to charity.

 

 

Schools of Chemistry and Pharmacy

To celebrate International Women’s Day and raise some money for charity, members of the Athena SWAN committees from the School of Pharmacy and School of Chemistry’s will run a “Bake Sale”.

It will be held on Friday March 8th from 10:30 - 11:30in Chemistry and Pharmacy Coffee Room.

Please feel free to bring home baked cake slices, cookies, etc. to sell, or to bring something bought from a shop.

Proceeds will go to the following charity;

https://www.actionaid.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/womens-economic-empowerment/girls-education

 

 

Environmental Science

To help celebrate International Women’s Day, the school is putting on free teas/coffees at 10.30am in the ENV Social Space for the ENV community and holding a cake and plant sale in aid of the following three charities:

•         Safe Lives https://www.instagram.com/safelives_/

•         Women’s Environmental Network: https://www.wen.org.uk/ 

•         Womankind: https://www.womankind.org.uk/

 

Please come along to show your support – we look forward to seeing you there!

ENV Equality and Diversity Athena Swan Committee

 

Mathematics and Engineering

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th of March, the MTH/ENG Equality & Diversity Committee would like to invite you to the screening of the free film  Agora (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1186830/), whose main subject is Hypatia of Alexandria,  a 4th century female mathematician. The screening will take place in SCI 1.20, Friday 08/03/2019 at 4pm. Refreshments will be provided.

 

We would also like to  recommend 'The Faces of Women in Mathematics' (https://vimeo.com/259039018) which is a short movie featuring 243 women mathematicians from 36 countries all over the world, speaking 31 different languages who introduce themselves. 

 

Biology

To celebrate International Women's Day, the BIO Equality & Diversity Committee would like to invite you to a freeTea/Coffee and Cake reception at 15.30 Friday 8thMarch in the Biology Atrium.  All are welcome, please come along to show your support!

 

Why not just pick one event to get involved with this week! For any more information about how you can get involved on International Women's Day feel free to email me at G.Burchell@uea.ac.uk.

 

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