International Women’s Day 2022: 8th March

Banner + Placard Making

Tuesday 8th March, 10am – 12pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street (G41 2PZ)

Ahead of our Women’s March for Equality on Saturday the 12th of March we will be hosting two banner-making workshops at The Deep End. This will be a chance to make loud and colourful signs and symbols of resistance to gender inequality. Come down 21 Nithsdale Street, G41 2PZ, and get creative – let’s make a clear statement on March 12th and #breakthebias

Women’s Day Celebration

Tuesday 8th March, 11am – 3pm
The Barn Youth and Community Centre: 37 Abbotsford Place, Glasgow G5 9QS

Drop in celebration: Between 11 am and 3pm, we are having a drop in celebration in the Barn. To keep everyone safe, we are inviting women to pop in for a wee chat, dance, some food and a little bit of pampering. You can also meet Angie Mwafuliwra, the author of an exciting new book “Uncovering the new you” that can inspire women . Angie is a Community Development Worker and Women’s Rights Activist, who campaigns tirelessly to break the barriers that women face, particularly women of colour.

The Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

Tuesday 8th March, 4pm – 6pm 
Gorbals Street (the start point will be on Gorbals Street, at the end of the bridge opposite the Sheriff Court, at the Clyde Walkway.
Booking required. Book here

A heritage walk led by Glasgow Women’s Library will bring together women from different generations living in the Gorbals. With the walk, they will travel through time, learning about inspirational stories of women from various social and cultural backgrounds who lived and created there in the historical past. The walk will help to shed new light on history and help women feel more connected to the Gorbals by telling stories of women whose experiences and struggles may still be relevant to women today.

Find out more about Glasgow Women’s Library here.

Cathkin Blazes Open Football Session

Tuesday 8th March, 5:15pm – 6:15pm 
Goals Glasgow South, 941 Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2DX
Drop in 

Cathkin Blazes is a football team for women and non-binary folks who want to learn to play football in a non-judgemental space, as well as be part of a really friendly and local community. It’s LGBTQI+ and trans-friendly, we’re based in the Southside of Glasgow and the sessions are free of charge to attend.

USE YOUR VOICE: workshop

Tuesday 8th March, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Goals Glasgow South, 941 Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow, G41 2DX
Booking required. Book here

Come together with our Fanny Riot motivational rioters, and learn to create your own empowering chant, for the football and International Women’s Day march alike! During this workshop we will be helping you discover your voice, finding the fun and silliness in using your voice, and making your own protest chant. Children are welcome!”*our use of the word women is inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.

Find out more about Fanny Riot here

In Walking Together We Make The Path

Tuesday 8th March, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
The Bowling Green, Pollokshields

Booking required. Book here

A social dreaming workshop open to women* which will invite people to share their dreams and make links and connections together as a group. We will not interpret the dreams for others but instead focus on our emotional responses to the dreams we hear. You do not have to be a vivid dreamer to attend this workshop, it will also be a dream-like space in which associations, memories, thoughts and feelings can also act as ‘dreams,’ offering the chance for new perspectives and ideas to arise collectively. ”

*our use of the word women is inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women

Film screening: The Super Ladies and Q&A

Tuesday 8th March, 6pm – 7:30pm
The Point – 180 Queen’s Drive, Glasgow, G42 8QD
Register here

Join us at the Point on International Women’s Day for a screening of “The Super Ladies” – a documentary film by Samantha Asumadu. The documentary follows three female rally-drivers, competing to beat their male counterparts in The Pearl of Africa Rally – one of Africa’s toughest motor races. The three women exemplify changing gender dynamics in Africa – and not just on the race course: business women, pop-singers, teachers & mothers, they also have to battle for the respect of their male competitors. Will they win out on race day? It is a daunting challenge – and a race with a dramatic outcome.

This will be followed by a Q&A with Samantha Asumadu about her filmmaking process and the story of how the film came to be made.

This event has been supported by GAMIS.