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International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating WEA's Inspiring Women

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 13:00 - 16:30

Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in the West Midlands celebration

To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2015, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) in the West Midlands is celebrating the lives of their women students and their achievements on some of their courses.

On Friday 6th of March 2015 they are sharing and celebrating how adult learning has transformed women’s lives and also the lives of their communities.

What will happen on the day:

12.45-1.00pm Registration/ Refreshments

1.00-1.15pm Welcome by WEA Regional Chair, Neil Bromley

1.15-1.45pm Keynote Speaker: Councillor Penny Holbrook, The Cabinet, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture. Birmingham City Council.

1.45-2.15pm WEA Student fashion show, featuring clothing items made by students on courses and with students sharing how the course has impacted their lives.

2.00-2.30pm Keynote Speaker: Surinder Guru, (Lecturer in Social Work, University of Birmingham). Surinder’s research interests focus primarily on issues of race and gender.

2.30-3.00pm Singing for Wellbeing: WEA project video highlighting how singing courses positively impact the health and wellbeing of women followed by an active session involving an audience participation in singing.

3.00-3.30pm Dance performance and talk about dancing as a positive route to improving health and wellbeing. Event close and evaluation

3.40-4.30pm Networking/stalls/ music and food

There will also be partner stalls, displays and refreshments available on the day as well as plenty of opportunity to meet and network.

So come along and join in the fun and celebrations…women and men!


Booking Information

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