March the 8th is a global day of recognition and celebration of women’s social, political, cultural and economic achievements. It is also a day that invites reflection and action to combat gender-based discrimination and violence.
Further details for these events can be accessed by downloading IWD 2016 Program
Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration - Thursday, 10 March 2015
The main event in the International Women’s Day calendar is the Molly Hadfield Social Justice Oration, which was instituted by Council in 2013, as a tribute to Darebin resident Molly Hadfield OAM, who worked tirelessly throughout her life to advance women’s and seniors’ rights. The oration provides an ongoing platform for exploring and understanding key social justice issues of interest to women in our community.
This year the oration will be delivered by Celeste Liddle, social commentator, writer and activist. Attendees will also enjoy performances and poetry from local women acts including the North East Melbourne Chinese Association dance Troupe and Spoken Word Poet, Jan Earthstar.
This is a free event (places are limited) - register via EventBrite
Darebin Libraries film screening – Utopia Girls
Celebrate International Women's Day with an Australian must-see documentary - Utopia Girls. Local historian and author, Claire Wright, builds the gripping story of how Australian women won the right to vote, making Australia an unlikely leader on the global stage. “This is a little-known story that everyone should be familiar with. Wright has crafted an impressive, atmospheric testament to the strength of these women.” Seven News Qld, 2012
Intercultural Centre Film Screening – My Sense of Modesty
Human Rights Film Festival film, My Sense of Modesty takes intelligent aim at Western preconceptions about art, women and religion. Hafsia is a passionate art history student, but if she wants to complete her final exam, she must do so without her hijab. At this event, you will hear from a local woman who will share her inspirational story of settling as a refugee in Darebin. The film screening will be followed by a facilitated discussion about issues presented in the film, and how we as a community can support newly arrived women to live full lives, as equal members of our community.
Get Active in Darebin
Get Active in Darebin’s Summer program ticks all the boxes when it comes to providing fun and free opportunities to get you out and about and fit this summer. The Summer program offers a wide range of fitness and sport activities suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Activities take place at a variety of parks, reserves as well as indoor locations across Darebin. The new summer program includes an increased number of social sport opportunities to get you back into shape. All sessions are facilitated by qualified instructors or coaches.
Span Community House Events
Something old, something new. Join in a social evening using everyday materials to create something new and inspiring. Fun, colourful, relaxed evening of exploring something creative and new.
Common Garden Medicine Making
Learn how to harvest and prepare a variety of common garden herbs, weeds and kitchen ingredients to make your own home remedies to soothe everyday complaints. Lead by a qualified Naturopath.
Most of the events and activities are free and wheelchair accessible or close to public transport. There may be limitations for some venues depending on your access requirements. Assistance and support (e.g. AUSLAN, large print, attendant support) may be provided on request.
Please contact the event organiser for further information.