International Women’s Day events at Canterbury

The theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) this year is #EachforEqual which encourages people to actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women’s achievements.

The 2020 #EachforEqual campaign runs all year long and doesn’t end on International Women’s Day. However, there are a number of events taking place across campus to mark the day:

Kent Union will be marking the day by hosting a number of events; some of which take place before and after the day- keeping in true spirit of IWD.

Kent Uniboob has confirmed a photoshoot for body positivity with the money going towards the National charity on Saturday 29 Feb – Sunday 1 March. The shoot is £10 per person.

There will be a quiz in Woody’s on Sunday 8 March themed around women’s history and iconic women at 8pm.

There will also be a screening of Legally Blonde some free food and boob chat on Thursday 12 March between 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Templeman Library are hosting a display throughout March from their women’s history reading list in the library café.  There will also be a display of women in STEM books from Friday 6 March that will be accompanied by slides of winners of a competition celebrating women in Physics.

Engineering and Digital Arts have a webinar event titled Flexible Working in Project Management: How to make it work, and how not to on Wednesday 11 March, from 12.30-13.30. Book your place via Eventbrite.

This Girl Can is part of The Gulbenkian’s International Women’s Day celebrations. It is a one day event taking place on Saturday 7 March. It celebrates women and equal rights and will be full of dancing, music, talks, workshops and visual arts. All ages and genders are welcome.