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International Women's Day #BreakTheBias Celebrations

This year the theme for International Women's Day (8 March) is #Breakthebias and they ask us all to cross our arms in solidarity.

We've found some local (real world) and online events to help celebrate International Women's Day. Break the Bias: Women of the Holocaust International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the contribution and strength of some of our female survivors. Join Vera Seder, Lilly Wolf and Francine Lazarus as they tell their stories of survival, how they managed to integrate into Australian society, and how they have contributed to the wider community. Sunday, 6 March from 2pm to 3pm Sydney Jewish Museum: 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst Book here

Waverley Council: International Women's Day Breakfast

Mayor of Waverley Clr Paula Masselos invites you to take a moment to recognise and celebrate the resilience and invaluable contribution of women and girls this International Women's Day. The panel of brilliant women as they share their personal and professional reflections and approach to tackling the urgent challenges ahead. Panellists: Peta Estens - Education Futurist and Director, Pangaea Minds Blair Palese - Global Climate Editor, Climate & Capital Media Dr Caroline West - GP, Medical Journalist & NPS Medicine Wise Medical Advisor Facilitator: Suzanne Leal - Author, Lawyer and podcast host Tuesday, 8 March 7.00am – 9.00am Margaret Whitlam Recreation Centre: Community Room, Bondi Road Bondi Junction Book here

Woollahra Council: Celebrate International Women’s Day 2022

Hear from, Kath Koschel, founder of Kindness Factory, a global not for profit organisation and movement which inspires ordinary people to do extraordinary things. A former professional cricketer and Iron Man competitor, Kath has defied all medical prognosis by teaching herself to walk on three separate occasions. Despite facing other serious personal, mental and physical setbacks, her resilience allowed her not only to overcome these challenges, but also see the good in the world when most others couldn’t. Drinks and canapés to follow the formalities. Please note this COVID-safe event will be capped at 80 people.

Wednesday, 9 March | 6pm - 7.30pm Woollahra Library at Double Bay| 451 New South Head Road Book here Sydney Women’s Fund Join us to celebrate Wendy McCarthy AO, founder and Patron of Sydney Women’s Fund to mark the release of her memoir Don’t Be Too Polite Girls published by Allen and Unwin. Catherine Fox, Author, Journalist and feminist will be in Conversation with Wendy McCarthy AO followed by an interactive live discussion.

Monday 14 March | 9am to 10am Online

Ideas Exchange: International Women's Day - Break the Bias

In celebration of International Women's Day, join our panel as they recognise the creativity, innovation and impact of women in the community. International Women's Day is a chance to pause and take stock of how women's contributions are seen; it's an opportunity to value the diversity and perspective that women bring to all levels and aspects of life. How might we all challenge bias and stereotypes pervasive amongst us and our society about the role and equality of women? Panelists: Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with the Sydney Morning Herald. Dr Melissa Kang is a medical practitioner with marginalised young people and an associate professor at the University of Sydney specialising in adolescent health. Rudi Bremer has been a radio broadcaster since 2012. Rudi relishes the opportunity to share her love of performing arts, literature and Indigenous languages — like her own, Gamilaraay.

Thursday 17 March | 6.30pm – 7.30pm Woollahra Library at Double Bay| 451 New South Head Road Book here Changing Climate: International Women’s Day 2022 For First Nations Women This year, the First Nations Foundation is holding a virtual event, dubbed Changing Climate: International Women's Day 2022 For First Nations Women. Larisha Jerome and Letisha Jarden are hosting the afternoon discussion, and will focus on the intersection between gender equality and a sustainable future. The event will also host proud Yolŋu woman Liandra Gaykamang who'll talk about her sustainable fashion label, Liandra Swim. All are welcome to join the online event, and it’s a great way to connect and listen to inspiring Indigenous voices. Friday 25 March, 12.30 – 1.30pm Online Book here

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