This blog has been co-authored by Emma Masing and Tara Bhat, SOAS SU Womxn’s Officers.
The theme of International Women’s Day this year is ‘Choose to Challenge’ – a statement that, to us, evokes liberation and resistance. As your Student Union Womxn’s Officers, we are beyond thrilled to announce the line-up of amazing events that will be coming your way! Our student community has chosen to challenge patriarchy and misogyny through film, discussion, art, and community education.
The following are upcoming events planned for this week alone:
Tuesday 9th March 9, 7pm GMT – Black Womxn’s Chit Chat
A safe space for Black women and Black non-binary people to have informal chat, get to know each other and play games.
Thursday 11th March, 6pm GMT – Naila and the Uprising Film Screening
Naila and the Uprising chronicles the remarkable journey of Naila Ayesh and a fierce community of women at the frontlines, whose stories weave through the most vibrant, nonviolent mobilization in Palestinian history – the First Intifada in the late 1980s. The screening of this documentary will also feature a Q&A with the organization behind the movie.
Friday 12th March, 5pm GMT – Navigating Academia and Misogyny
A chill informal chat to rant about the issues of being a woman and/or a non-binary person in higher education.
Friday 12th March, 7pm GMT – Poc Drama Society: Documentary Screening of ‘Ending the Echoes’
Ending the Echoes, is a short film by Sara Lopez Luigi- following the creation of a 2020 play at SOAS, written, directed, and starring women and non-binary people of colour. This event will be followed by a Q&A with the actors and directors of the play.
Sunday 14th Feb, 5pm GMT – The History of Ballroom w/ Kristina Richards
An amazing discussion of the history of ballroom with the legendary Kristina Richard! She will be speaking from her personal experience spanning from the 80s till present day.
Further details and links to these and other Women’s History Month events are available through the email sent to SOAS students on 5th March entitled ‘Women’s History Month Calendar.’
We hope to see the SOAS community – all the amazing women and non-binary friends we have made – come out in full force to celebrate us!