International Women’s Day 2020
“An Equal World is and Enabled World”
MEN ALSO VERY WELCOME
Event is being held in Horncliffe Village Hall and organised by Berwick and District Trades Union Council
11.45 – 12.45 – Linda Bankier
“A Portrayal of Women in The Berwick Archives”
Well known Berwick Archivist and historian with a huge wealth of knowledge about our area and it’s past.
“International Women’s Day”
The first Women’s Day was held in New York City in 1909 by The American Socialist Party.
The 8th March comes from the holiday kept in Soviet Russia commemorating The Russian Revolution, which began with an uprising of women textile workers in 1917, during World War 1.
International Women’s Day was first established at the 1910 International Socialist Women’ Conference in Copenhagen. German woman’s right activist, Clara Zetkin was the person who tabled the idea.
Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Denmark celebrated the holiday for the first time on 19th March 1911. The Soviet Union was the first country to make the day a public holiday in 1917.
The date of March 8th was adopted internationally in 1921. In 1977, The UN declared; a day for the world to celebrate, recognize and remember the accomplishments women make to society.
Sunday Evening 8pm
Live Music by JENNI BIDDLE £5
Aussie Indie Folk with a twist of Blues.
With her 8th album underway, independent musician and multi-instrumentalist, Jenni Biddle fashions and infectious mix of down to earth modern folk for the wandering soul.
If you require accommodation, please phone Mo 01289 38295 / firstname.lastname@example.org
A mini- bus will be provided leaving Berwick upon Tweed at 09.30