International Women’s Day Celebration

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    Brighton Dome, Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum join forces to present our annual celebration of International Women’s Day. With gender equality firmly on the agenda, join us for a marketplace of ideas alongside a specially curated programme of inspiring speakers, activists and innovators, workshops, arts & crafts, causes and campaigns, with fun for all the family. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all communities together. The programme this year includes: Empowerment or Oppression: What does the beauty industry do for women? Sali Hughes (The Guardian, Pretty Iconic) discusses the impact of the changing beauty industry with three inspirational panellists The Gender Games Juno Dawson (Margot and Me, This Book Is Gay) tells her story, and that of everyone who is shaped by society’s expectations of gender - and what we can do about it I’m Not Rain Man: Women and Autism What autism really looks like for women Women In Policing with Sussex Police This year’s sponsors talk about what it’s like to be a woman on the beat Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide Photo essays from global documentary photographers showing how business skills and microloans can lead to social and economic change in developing countries. With FotoDocument and Lendwithcare.org Lost Women of Art Join Rev Susie Courtault as she explores the way in which women are portrayed in art, often through the male gaze, alongside her desire to understand women’s contributions as artists over the years and their apparent absence from the cannon of great artists SPECTRUM Seminar: Women & the Music Industry Successful professionals discuss working in the music industry as a woman along with the successes and challenges they face Walking tour of the Women of Brighton Explore the important women of Brighton’s history with a walking tour of the Royal Pavilion Estate with tour guide Louise Peskitt Wonder Women Meet some incredible women from history, including Brighton suffragette, Minnie Turner and fossil hunter Mary Anning, whilst getting up close and personal with some of Brighton Museum’s Collections Their Fight, Our Future A pop up display of newly created outfits featuring important women in history, by students from Northbrook MET Wear it Out Discover what the museum is doing to uncover LGBTQ stories. Wear or bring your outfits and share your stories at this look book studio Nail Transphobia Charlie Craggs tackles transphobia through nail art, giving people the chance to sit down and have a chat with a trans person and to challenge misconceptions Workshops include: Coding for Women with Codebar Body Positivity with Free The Nipple Learn To Hand Massage with Jing Massage Sing Your Heart Out with Aneesa Chaudhry Confidence and Creativity with Sarah Taylor And don’t miss tea sipping and discussions in our Conversation Café, browse the interesting marketplace of stalls, try some delicious food by Real Junk Food Project & much more! FREE With thanks to Sussex Police for supporting this event

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