MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
City Prepares To Celebrate Women's Day
full programme of events has been organised in Coventry to
celebrate International Women’s Day, which is being held on 8
day is marked each year by women around the world and remembered
at the United Nations. It is a chance to celebrate women's
achievements and strengths, as well as to remember those who have
struggled against inequalities and injustices.
Coventry the day will be marked in West Orchards Shopping Centre
with an all-day event including drama and information stalls.
will be displays in the Council House by Community Education, City
Libraries, Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Coventry, Amnesty
International, Sports Development and "home produced
flags" made to support the theme of International Women's
Women's Committee supported by the city council's Community
Education Service, Library Services, Arts Development, Coventry
Arts Exchange and the Herbert Art Gallery, has organised a free
conference for women on Saturday 10 March.
visitors include Judy Ledger from Baby Lifeline, city
archaeologist, Margaret Rylatt and Jane Williams, a district nurse
who for the last few years has made trips to Romania to work with
local women and nurses to help their work with disabled children.
further information or a booking form for the conference please
contact Community Education on 024 7661 9367.
will also be an exhibition of Ladies In waiting at the Museum of
British Road Transport in Kale Street. Irene Ison and Marion
Reeves will be exhibiting shots taken around the city to show how
much time women spend queuing and waiting.
Mayor, Cllr Sheila Collins said:
organisations are holding events across the city – more
information is available in the International Women's Festival
Newsletter at your local library, or at www.cwn.org.uk/womensfestival
hope that all women in Coventry will take part in this year's
programme seems to have something for everyone.”