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Success and contributions of Newham's women celebrated

24 February 2017 in Events and Health
A special celebration of the contribution women across Newham have made to society has been organised by Newham Council to mark International Women’s Day next month.
The event, entitled ‘A Celebration of Women in Newham’ is being held at Newham College East Ham Campus between 9.30am and 1.30pm on Wednesday 8 March. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Be Bold For Change’.

Those attending the event will hear from key note speakers including Newham College Principal, Di Gowland.

Led by Newham Council’s Cabinet Member for Domestic Violence Councillor Lakmini Shah, the event will also include poetry readings, a range of singing and dancing performances and a keep fit session.

Council services, including its successful job brokerage service Workplace and debt and money advice service Moneyworks, along with other organisations will also be available for people to get more information about the support they provide.

Spaces for the event are limited to 400 and people wanting to attend are requested to book a place by emailing to avoid disappointment.

Councillor Shah said: “Newham is committed to challenging bias and inequality against women. It is only right we celebrate the vital role women have played in shaping our society.

“This borough has a proud history of talented women who through their passion and actions have made a difference across many walks of life.

As well as the ‘A Celebration of Women in Newham’ event on 8 March, a number of other events have been organised by Newham Council to celebrate International Women’s Day. These are:
  • Tuesday 7 March - Coffee and Networking Session, Beckton Globe, Kingsford Way, between 11.30am and 1.30pm. The event will discuss female empowerment and other issues affecting women across the world
  • Thursday 9 March - Woman and Arts, Stratford Circus Arts Centre, Theatre Square, Stratford between 9.30am and 1.30pm. An exhibition of work from talented local female artists
  • Friday 10 March - Advice and Guidance Seminar, Forest Gate Learning Zone, Woodford Road, between 10am and 1.30pm. The event will provide information on a range of issues including money management, employment, housing, and fostering.
  • Friday 10 March - Movie Night, Stratford Library, The Grove between 6pm and 9pm. A special screening of ‘Made in Dagenham’ highlighting the historical achievements of women in the workplace.
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