International Women’s Day Civic Showcase – can you join us on Sunday 8 March?

January 31st, 2020

On Sunday 8 March, the University of Nottingham will be joining with Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham City Council for an event in the Old Market Square to celebrate International Women’s Day.

As with similar public engagement events like Wonder, we are hoping to showcase some of the amazing work that happens across our campuses, in a fun and interactive way. For this International Women’s Day event, we want to show, in particular, some of the fabulous women of our university community, to inspire the young women of Nottingham to ignore preconceptions and prejudice about gender roles and limitations.

Where and when?
UoN-NTU shared marquee on the Old Market Square, Nottingham

Sunday 8 March, 10:30-14:30 (if a planned activity doesn’t require much setup, we could split the day into 10:30-12:30 and 12:30-14:30 sessions)

Inspiring women from the UoN community. In particular we would love to feature women whose jobs or roles challenge traditional stereotypes, and those who represent the broader diversity of our community.

Public engagement / showcasing activities aimed at the general public, particularly families and young women – we can provide electricity and a table or space to setup a stand. We have a little funding available to help cover the cost of getting equipment there on the day, although we aren’t able to pay people to take part.

This is part of a broader set of celebrations around International Women’s Day 2020, which will include staff and student focused activities on campus in the surrounding weeks. This event aims to work proactively with Nottingham Trent University and the City Council to showcase – to the public and our civic partners – some of the inspiring and world-changing research happening here in Nottingham. We are also aiming to promote core messages of UoN as an inclusive local employer and encourage local women to come and work with us.

I’m in! How do I take part?
Please get in touch with Natalie Lewis as soon as possible, but by Friday 14 February at the latest, with as much information as possible about you and your team, your proposed activity, space requirements and any equipment needed.

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