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International Women's Week 2012

At a Glance
Date: 5-9 March 2012
Time/Location Various
Open To: Staff, students, alumni and general public
Cost: Free
Summary: A range of events, debates and activities on topics affecting women today.
For more information:

Visit the Warwick International Women's Week Facebook Page.


International Women's Week logoInternational Women's Week takes place from Monday 5 - Friday 9 March 2012, and Warwick Students' Union is organising a host of events and activities on the topics of women, sexism, feminism, and gender.

The week will focus on encouraging thought and debate on a range of issues affecting women today.

Find the programme for the week below:




Monday 5 March

The Glass Ceiling: Fact or Fiction? 2.30-3.30pm in the SU Atrium.

A debate featuring Guardian columnist Cath Elliott on whether prejudices still exist that prevent women from getting to the top of their careers.
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Comedy Workshop with Kate Smurthwaite 2-4pm, H0.02.

Kate, who is the head of comedy teaching at City Academy, will be giving a workshop on writing and performing political and feminist comedy.
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How Has Sexism Affected You? 3.30-5pm in SUHQ Central Meeting Room.

A safe space for anyone and everyone to attend and share experiences, this will be an open discussion on the presence of sexism today.
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Comedy Show with Kate Smurthwaite 8-9.30pm, Curiositea
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Tuesday 6 March

Men and Feminism 4-6pm in R3.41

Do you think feminism is only for women? Think again! Male feminist Mediocre Dave will be hosting an open discussion on whether men can be involved in feminism, and on men's part in overcoming sexism.
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Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity 12-2pm, B2.01

A film by feminist activist Jackson Katz on the portrayal of masculinity in popular culture and how it's affecting boys and young men. This will also feature time for discussion of the issues he raises.
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Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes 5-7pm, SO.10

A film by Byron Hurt on the messages behind hip-hop and r'n'b music, and how those affect the industry, the people in it, and the wider community. Afterwards there will be time for discussion of these topics.
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Charity Salsa & Tango Night 7pm until late, Chico's Leamington

Arranged by CAS Society, you are cordially invited for a salsa class, tango class, and meal - all for £12, with 50% going to the charity La Casa del Encuentro. Visit the page for more details!
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Wednesday 7 March

Anti Porn Men Project - Talk and Discussion 1-2.30pm, R3.41

Matt McCormack Evans, co-founder of the Anti Porn Men Project, will be explaining what they do, why they do it, and why it's important to have a discourse on porn.
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Say No! To Domestic Violence - Educational Project In Schools 3-4pm, SO.18

Interested in being part of a new educational scheme on domestic violence next academic year 2012-2013? Come along to this event!

CRASAC 2-3pm, R1.15

The Coventry Rape and Sexual Assault Centre are coming to give a talk on what they do and why, and how you can help.
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Thursday 8 March

Mock Trial: Domestic Violence and Diminished Responsibility 1pm start, SU Atrium.

An exploration of a real trial in which a woman murdered her husband, who had been abusing her for years.
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Jitsu style Defence Class 2-4pm, Activities Room

A two-hour session on the basics of how to defend yourself, with qualified jitsu sensei Andy Millard.
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Women On Top Monologues 7pm in H0.52

Kairos, a charity involved in helping sex workers, are performing a drama about the lives of the women they work with.
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The Greatest Silence 5-8pm, L4

A film by Emmy award winning director Lisa F. Jackson on rape in the Congo, giving the women there a voice.
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Friday 9 March

Charity Open-Mic Night with Warwick Anti-Sexism Society
6pm until late, Curiositea

All welcome, whether you sing, play guitar, are an aspiring comedian or a poet!
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