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What is Women's+ History Month

Women's+ History Month is the annual celebration of women+’s history, liberation, and successes held every March.

International Women’s Day falls within this month, taking place on March 8th, and is a global holiday to commemorate and celebrate women+’s achievements and rights, and to reinforce a commitment to women’s equality.

This year, our theme for Women's+ History Month is ‘celebration’, and the UEA community will be hosting a wide series of events around this theme. As part of the month, our partners, UEA Sport, have put on a series of events centred around the theme of ‘This Girl Can’, a national campaign that celebrates active women+, whilst encouraging women+ to take part in physical activity without fear of judgement.

What does Women+ mean?

The phrases ‘men’ and ‘women’ do not accurately represent the breadth or fluidity of gender. Intentionally adding a ‘+’ after ‘women’ demonstrates that this month is to celebrate, and is inclusive of, all those that identify or partially identify as women.

Women Academics in Conversation

As a part of Women's+ History Month, we're launching a series of podcasts celebrating the work women academics do at UEA, in partnership with UEA staff.

Two academics from different faculties will be paired in what we hope will be a rich and varied conversation that reveals some interesting pathways to where they are today. We hope to inspire the young women in our community and show them how great academic journeys begin.

Episodes will be around 30-45 minutes in length and you'll be able to find them right here when they're live!

What's on?

Bend it Like Beckham Film Screening
2nd March 5:30pm - 9pm
Lecture Theater 3
Womens+ History Month Girls Night In!
4th March 5pm - 9pm
Bookable Room 6
This Girl Can Women's Only Gym Hours
7th March 9:30am - 13th March midnight
Sportspark Functional Studio
During This Girl Can Week, the Sportspark Functional Studio will be operating with 'Women's Only' hours at certain times each day.
7th March 6pm - 7:30pm
International Women's Day Coffee Morning
8th March 10am - 1:30pm
Bookable Room 1
This Girl Can Charity Netball Tournament
8th March 5pm - 7:30pm
Sportspark Halls 4 & 5
Come and play a bit of netball while raising money for a great cause - all proceeds will be donated to Breast Cancer UK.
Women's+ self-defence
8th March 7pm - 8pm
Congregation Hall 01.19
This Girl Can week & International Women's Day
Cheer Dance Taster Session for This Girl Can
8th March 7:30pm - 8:55pm
Kiff Suite, Sportspark
Enjoy a free Cheer Dance taster session for This Girl Can week!
Kayak THIS GIRL CAN Session
9th March 1pm - 4pm
Suffolk Terrace C then River Yare
UEA Kayak are running a session for This Girl Can Week! This is open to anyone who identifies as female, and will be run by an all female safety team! Feel free to drop us a message @ueakayak on instagram or facebook if you have any questions!
DMTS Puppet Workshop
9th March 2pm - 4pm
Norwich Puppet Theatre
Puppet workshop at the Norwich Puppet Theatre.
The Art of Loving Film Screening
9th March 5:30pm - 9pm
Lecture Theatre 3
The Art of Loving: story of Michalina Wislocka
This Girl Can UV Zumba
9th March 9:15pm - 9:45pm
Come and join Zumba instructor Chloe in the LCR for an unforgettable zumba class! Glow sticks and UV face paint will be provided.
Zine Making- Womens+ History Month
10th March 2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 6
This Girl Can Self Defence
10th March 6:30pm - 8:45pm
Sportspark Kiff Matheson Suite
Learn some crucial life skills with our MMA coach Tomek at our free This Girl Can Self Defence classes!
Bloody Good Sponsored Walk!
12th March 10am - 3pm
Join us for a 13.5 mile walk to raise money for Bloody Good Period and restocking the menstruation station(s). Anyone is welcome to join or sponsor us, any support would be very much appreciated!
This Girl Can - Sailing
12th March 10am - 5pm
Oulton Broad
Quiz with UniBoobTeam!
13th March 6pm - 10pm
Blue Bar
Join us in the Blue Bar for a quiz with the uniboobteam, a UEA society aiming to raise awareness of breast cancer and detecting it early. We will also be taking donations of period products to be put in the Menstruation Station(s) across campus!
Womens+ Make Your Own Safety Keyring
14th March 2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 6
Gratitude Letters: DSD Womens+ History Month
15th March 2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 6
Persepolis Film Screening
16th March 5:30pm - 9pm
The Female Form Art Workshop
17th March 2pm - 4pm
Bookable 6
Made in Dagenham Movie NIght
17th March 5:30pm - 9pm
Bookable Room 1
As part of Womens History Month, UEA Labour is hosting a 'Made in Dagenham' film screening!
Little Women Film Screening
23rd March 5:30pm - 9pm
Lecture Theatre 4
Womens+ History Month Group Meditation
24th March 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Bookable Room 1
celebrating Women Showcase
24th March 6pm - 9pm
Blue Bar
Black Women's Mental Wealth Circle
29th March 6pm - 8pm
Meshes of the afternoon& Daisies Film Screening
30th March 5:30pm - 9pm
Lecture Theatre 3
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