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February 2016

International Women’s Day events

(11 February 2016)

International Women’s Day 2016 will be held on Tuesday, 8 March and to celebrate there will be various events across the Faculty of Humanities.

Global Development Institute

Gender Challenges - A conversation with Bina Agarwal

The newly launched Global Development Institute (GDI) will be hosting an event with Professor Bina Agarwal on Tuesday, 1 March. Bina will be in conversation with Lucia Fry, Head of Policy at ActionAid UK, and Diane Elson, Emeritus Professor, University of Essex. The event will be chaired by Professor Fiona Devine, Head of Alliance Manchester Business School.

The event will begin at 4.30pm and will be followed by a drinks reception.

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Suffragette: film screening and Q&A with Helen Pankhust, Professor Sohela Nazneen and Professor Penny Summerfield

The GDI will also be screening Suffragette on Thursday, 10 March 2016. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Helen Pankhurst, Granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst and great-granddaughter of Emmeline and CARE International UK’s campaign ambassador, Penny Summerfield, Professor of Modern History in the Faculty of Humanities, and Sohela Nazneen Professor of International Relations at University of Dhaka. The panel will be chaired by Professor Uma Kothari, Director of the GDI and will finish with a drinks reception.

The event will run from 4-7pm and will be held in the Manchester Dental Education Centre.

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Wonder Women

The John Rylands Library will be running a series of events as part of the Wonder Women series. The ten days of events highlight feminist campaigning through debates, music, art and more.