Women's History Month March 2021 • Vision RCL

Women’s History Month March 2021

March is Women’s History Month! Join us online as we celebrate women’s achievements throughout history right up to present day.

International Women’s Day – 8 March

International Women’s Day 2021 focuses on the theme #ChooseToChallenge. Individually, we’re all responsible for our own thoughts and actions – all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women’s achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world. From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge.

The following events were organised in celebration of International Women’s Day, women were invited to take part in these events online:

Syndicated video interview with author Janet Skeslien Charles by The Reading Agency
Celebrate International Women’s Day and the tireless work of librarians by watching a wonderful video interview with author Janet Skeslien Charles, the award-winning author of the novels Moonlight in Odessa and The Paris Library (published 9 February 2021). Find out more about the syndicated video interview between Janet and The Reading Agency.

Technicolour Film Night
Local partnership organisation Positive East will hosted their regular Technicolor Film Night on International Women’s Day live on their Facebook page. To participate in the discussions about women and sexuality, women were advised to watch Frida, a film about the life of Frida Kahlo.

International Women’s Day Special with NAZ Legacy Foundation Challenging Misogyny, Racism and Discrimination
Find out more about the speakers who will be attending this live panel discussion and how you can watch!

Activities organised by the Vision Sport and Health Team
For International Women’s Day Vision’s sport and health team organised a range of fun activities for women.

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Vision RCL are honoured to share an inspirational story from Angelique Parvez, a dance and fitness instructor who has worked with us for many years, including our women’s only programme. Visit our blog to read:
Overcoming the 3 big Cs during 2020: Life Changes, COVID and Cancer.

E-Books collection for International Women’s Day
Explore the specially curated collection of books by the London Libraries consortium. The eBooks range explores the history of women and the women’s movement. View the collection via the Overdrive website.

Women’s History Month with Redbridge Libraries

Reiki with Stephanie Mugo
We’re pleased to announce the re-launch of live online reiki meditation sessions with Stephanie Mugo for Women’s History Month. The sessions are every Wednesday throughout March at 2pm. For more details visit Reiki with Stephanie Mugo.

Managing Menopause Workshop
Menopause is a time when women may need additional support. This can be life changing for some women with the physical and hormonal changes, if you are feel that your body is preparing for the change, our Managing Menopause Workshop could help you adapt.

Self Sabotage and the Imposter Syndrome
During this webinar Leonore Lord will give tips to people looking to start their own business, build self confidence and how to avoid self doubt.
Register for this free workshop on 25 March

Virtual Library

Must-Read Classics, regular Tuesday night social media posts by libraries, will feature classic literature by female authors in March.

For LGBT+ History Month, Mama G enthused us with the true story of a real-life LGBT+ icon, the fabulously funny Ellen DeGeneres. Her story is one of success, bravery and ultimately being true to yourself at the risk of losing everything. And like all good Mama G stories there is a happy ending. In celebration of Ellen and her bravery, Mama G sings us out with the very fitting tribute Be Who You Want to Be, inspiring us all to be true to ourselves – perfect for Women’s History Month!

Watch Mama G now by clicking the link below

Redbridge Museum

Gender Equality Today
In 2018, Redbridge Museum asked the people of Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford what they thought about the role of women and gender equality in the world today.  Watch our film to find out what they had to say. Leave a comment to tell us what you think about gender equality today! Watch the ‘Gender Equality Today’ film via youtube.

Wonder Women virtual trail for children
Discover stories about women in the borough through objects, photos and sound in our virtual trail.

Sylvia Pankhurst (Coming soon)
Redbridge Museum will be launching a brand new website about the life and work of Suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, who lived in Woodford from 1924 to 1956. Find out more about Sylvia Pankhurst in our Campaigner’s Story display

Weekly stories
Follow Redbridge Museum on TwitterInstagram and Facebook for weekly stories about women in Redbridge.