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International Week to celebrate women’s achievements in Gunnedah

March 3, 2021

Gunnedah Shire will celebrate the achievements of its more than 6000 women and girls and those who have gone before them for International Women’s Day on Monday, March 8.

The day to celebrate achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality will be marked in Gunnedah with a host of activities across the month.

Gunnedah Shire Council Cultural Precinct Team Leader Lauren Mackley said Gunnedah’s International Women’s Day program offered something for everyone.

“Our Shire has many strong and talented women who continue to make a difference, from our Shire Councillors to the women who run businesses, who excel in sport and cultural activities and who care for their families,” she said.

“The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Choose to Challenge. Organisers say that from challenge comes change, and this can help work towards a gender-equal world.

“As well as attending activities, Gunnedah Shire people can support International Women’s Day by posting a selfie with their hand up and the hashtag #ChoosetoChallenge. We have so much to celebrate here.”

International Women’s Day 2021 events:

Monday, March 8: International Women’s Day Morning Tea, hosted by Gunnedah Shire Council and Meals on Wheels at 10.30am. Event will be held at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, Chandos Street. The event is free but you will need to book a seat through thecivic.com.au

Thursday, March 11 - Sunday, March 14: Women in Film, Inspiring Female Leads in Movies, hosted by Gunnedah Shire Council at the Civic Theatre, Chandos Street. Ticket prices vary. View session times, films and prices at thecivic.com.au

Thursday, March 11: Allawah Cottage Movie Fundraiser, a screening of I Am Woman, hosted by the Allawah Cottage Committee at the Civic Theatre, Chandos Street at 6pm. Tickets are $20 and are available through Eventbrite.com.au

Friday, March 12: #choosetochallenge Community Exhibition Opening, hosted by Gunnedah Shire Council at the Gunnedah Bicentennial Creative Arts Gallery, Chandos Street at 1pm. Tickets are free, but you will need to book a seat through thecivic.com.au

Saturday, March 20: In Conversation with Benita Bensch, hosted by PRAMS at the Civic Theatre, Chandos Street at 4pm. Tickets are $30 through trybooking.com/BOVFQ

Caption: Gunnedah Shire Council employees show their support for International Women’s Day 2021 by raising their hand for #ChoosetoChallenge.

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