International Women’s Day: 5 events in Glasgow that celebrate women

People around the world will be celebrating all things women next week.

Tuesday, March 8 marks International Women’s Day, when the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women are celebrated.

This year the theme is “Breaking Down Prejudice”. People are asked to think of a world free of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination, where differences are valued and celebrated, and where equality is achieved.

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Events are being held around the world to mark the occasion, including in Glasgow. Here are some of the events organized in the city.

International Women’s Day is Tuesday, March 8.

Royal Conservatory of Scotland

The Glasgow-based institution has a program of events held in the Ledger Recital Hall between 6pm and 7:10pm.

It will include performances of Try Me Good King by Libby Larsen, O by Rebecca Saunders and Why Do They Shut Me Out Of Heaven by Aaron Copland.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust

The Southside Group organized a packed program of events between March 7 and 12, aiming to bring women together to share their voices, skills and ideas.

The main event of the program is a march on March 12, starting at noon in Govanhill Park. The group will take to the streets with other activists, marching for a more equal world. Everyone is invited to participate.

Other events include sports sessions, workshops and film screenings.

University of Glasgow

The University’s Council of Student Representatives is hosting a series of events March 8-11.

Events include panel discussions, a pub quiz on all things women and a sub-crawl – you grab a drink at the nearest pub from each stop and hear from an inspiring woman from Scotland.

The SRC will be fundraising throughout the week to support Rape Crisis Glasgow. This charity supports women and girls who have been raped, sexually assaulted or sexually abused at some point in their lives.

The little retreat

The Wee Retreat – a meditation and wellness center on Myrtle Park – is hosting a special event for International Women’s Day.

It will explore poems written by women past and present, while the organizers will share stories about women.

Glasgow Royal Institute of Fine Arts

The Douglas Street Art Establishment will be exhibiting an array of artists’ work on International Women’s Day.

The institute says the exhibit will be “intergenerational and intersectional in nature,” featuring seven artists.

It will take place from March 8 to 26.

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