Do you want to Break the Bias this International Women’s Day?
Next Tuesday (8th March) Waterford Integration Services, Europe Direct Waterford and Waterford Libraries are coming together on International Women’s Day to host Break the Bias – Waterford’s Third Global Women’s Conference a morning with an inspirational line-up of women. This event will take place in the Theatre Royal from 10:30am – 12noon. Tickets are FREE and can be booked on the Waterford Europe Direct Eventbrite page or you can call into your local library for more details.
The very special line-up of speakers and performers will include Waterford writers Dalal Sayed and Lani O’Hanlon, Magda Boulabiza from European Network Against Racism, Health Advocate and performer Osas Iyamu Usideme, Director of the Bealtaine Library Choir Anne Woodworth, members of the Bealtaine Library Choir, singer-songwriter Minnie Marley as well as Cora Kearney founder of the Positive Ability Network, student Ciara Fitzgibbon and Sarah Benson CEO of Women’s Aid will record a short message for the event. Programme Lead at Waterford Integration Services Anne Nolan will MC the event which will highlight and celebrate women’s achievements.
International Women’s Day reminds us that whether deliberate or unconscious, bias makes it difficult for women to move ahead. Knowing that bias exists isn’t enough; action is needed to level the playing field. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can imagine a gender equal world, a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
We can strive for a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive and a world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias on International Women’s Day (IWD) and beyond. This is a free event but booking is essential: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/break-the-bias-waterfords-3rd-global-womens-conference-tickets-267727238377
Join the conversation #BreakTheBias #IDW2022
The Europe Direct Waterford Centre is based in Central Library in Waterford City. It is part of a community of 424 Europe Direct centres around Europe whose purpose is to reinforce the important connection between EU institutions and citizens The Europe Direct network provides timely and factual information on European matters, but also seek to engage with citizens regarding the state and future of the European Union. You can find out more at: @eudirect on Facebook and Twitter.
For more information contact:
Sinead O’Higgins, Manager Central Library and Europe Direct Waterford. email@example.com / 087 3637119