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Women's History Month

What is Women's History Month

Women's History Month is the annual celebration of women’s history, liberation, and successes held every March.

International Women’s Day falls within this month, taking place on March 8th and is a global holiday to commemorate and celebrate women’s achievements and rights, and to reinforce a commitment to women’s equality.

This year, our theme for Women's History Month is ‘Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories’, helping to celebrate the lives of iconic women throughout history. As part of the month, our partners, UEA Sport, have put on a series of events centred around the theme of ‘This Girl Can’, a national campaign that celebrates active women, whilst encouraging women to take part in physical activity without fear of judgement.

Our focus at uea(su) this Women's History Month will be celebrating women and their achievements whilst also providing a platform for discovery to help educate men of the experiences of women and what femininity means to all.

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this week

Mon 6th March

Women's Only Gym Hours
6th March 10am - 31st March 4pm
Sportspark Functional Studio
Throughout Women’s History Month, the Sportspark Functional Studio will be operating with 'Women's Only' hours on certain days/times.
Bystander Workshop
6th March 2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 1 in Union House

Tue 7th March

BoobBall (Coppafeel x Dodgeball Tournament)
7th March 5pm - 7:30pm
Sportspark Halls 4 & 5
Bought to you by UEA Sport, UEA Dodgeball, and UEA Coppafeel, this session is a dodgeball tournament for people of all abilities.
Surf Fitness Session - This Girl Can
7th March 6pm - 7pm
Congregation Hall 01.07
Come along to our fitness session!

Wed 8th March

This Girl Can taster session
8th March 1pm - 3pm
Suffolk Terrace C Block
In the spirit of the 'This Girl Can' campaign, kayak is holding a taster session for anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary!
'THIS GIRL CAN' Ultimate Frisbee- Womens Only Session
8th March 2pm - 4pm
Colney Lane
For UEA This Girl Can Week. We are running a womens only session! This will be a chilled out session, only women (as the men are of playing a BUCS game) with lots of throwing. Don’t need to have membership - come try it out!
Ladies Night
8th March 7:30pm - 10pm
The Warren
This Girl Can: UV Zumba
8th March 9pm - 10:30pm
Come and join Zumba instructor Chloe in the LCR for an unforgettable zumba class! Glow sticks and UV face paint will be provided.

Thu 9th March

Sex and Consent Workshop
9th March 2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 1
Women Only Housing Social
9th March 2pm - 4pm
Bookable Room 6, Union House
Womens Circle
9th March 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Bookable Room 4, Union House

Sat 11th March

This UEA Girl Can Lift
11th March 10:30am - 11:30am
Sportspark Gym
This Girl Can Womens Football Taster Session
11th March 11am - noon
UEA Sports Park
Come and join us as we celebrate This Girl Can Week! A great initiative developed by Sport England and supported by BUCS to encourage women getting active without the fear of judgement.

Sun 12th March

This girl can- Latin Dancing
12th March 1pm - 2pm
Blackdale 0.08
Come along and learn latin dance in a fun, supportive environment. Please wear whatever you feel most comfortable in and/or join in with our pink/purple colour theme! The event is free of charge to anyone who identifies as female!
Ultimate Frisbee- Taster Session! Everyone is welcome!
12th March 8:20pm - 10:20pm
Sports Park Hall 3
A fast paced sport but will be slowing it down for new people to come try. Will be a really fun chill session ran by our amazing captains, teaching you lots! If you have any questions- feel free to message the AyeAye instagram

Thu 16th March

A Short Course: Women's and Reproductive Health #EmbracingEquity
16th March 6:30pm - 8:30pm
New Sci 0.01
Introducing our 3rd short course of the year on women's health and reproductive rights! We are collaborating with obgyn, blooding good period and coppa feel (UEA boob team) to deliver a session centred on 'Embracing Equity' (the theme of IWD 2023).
This Girl Can: Figure Skating Off-Ice!
16th March 9pm - 10pm
Congregation Hall 01.07
Figure skating is not all about doing pretty spins and jumps! Join us as we work on building core strength, explosive power, and flexibility. Prove that This Girl Can!

Mon 20th March

The Debating Society logo. It comprises a shield with two decussated swords and the words "do different". Encircling the shield is the name of the society and the university. Debating Society Women's History Month
20th March 6pm - 8pm
New Science Building 0.04
Join us for a fun evening where we take part in a variety of public speaking activities. Or if that isn't what you're into, come along anyways and observe and vote for your favourite speeches on topics relating to women's issues

Wed 29th March

Women in Business Networking Event Women In Business Networking Event
29th March 6pm - 8pm
Grad Centre near Scholar's Bar @ Upstairs in the Hive
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