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International Women’s Day 2024 events in the Hunter

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Picture this: The year is 1908 and 15,000 women working at a local garment factory begin marching through the streets of New York City fighting for fairer working conditions, better pay and voting rights.

It was a strike for change.

Believed to have followed years of frustration and oppression, the march was arguably the start of International Women’s Day (IWD), an annual date promoting the achievements of women.

The theme of IWD 2024 is ‘Invest in women: accelerate progress’.

Women from across the Hunter are expected to mark this important date (8 March) in a range of different ways, be it celebrating the achievements of those that have gone before us, planning best practice for our future women, or honouring those closest for winning personal, silent battles – all testament to the strengths of women.

If you’re looking for an event near you then look no further.

Celebrating women: International Women’s Day 2024. (Cardiff Hawks AFLW)

WEDNESDAY 6 MARCH  

Carrie’s Place IWD brunch

Empowering changemakers, women and girls, through storytelling, innovation and technology.  

TIME: 8.30am – noon  

VENUE : Maitland Town Hall  

TICKETS: https://events.humanitix.com/international-women-s-day-2024-empowering-changemakers-womenand-girls-through-storytelling-innovation-and-technology  

Hunter Business Women’s Network 2024 International Women’s Day

Keynote Speaker: Lisa Curry AO  

TIME: 5.30pm – 8:30pm  

VENUE: NEX, Newcastle  

TICKETS:https://www.stickytickets.com.au/4a6hq/hbwn_2024_international_womens_day.aspx

Lake Macquarie
“Our city continues to produce a wealth of female sporting talent, and we want to ensure we encourage and nurture that.” – Lake Macquarie Mayor Kaye Fraser 2022.

Girls Can’t Surf Film Screening with Q and A

Film screening followed by Q and A session with former Pro-Surfers Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer, led by local journalist Jess Rouse.  

TIME: 6.30pm – 9pm  

VENUE: Warners Bay Theatre  

TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/girls-cant-surf-film-screening-with-q-and-a-tickets799059407197?aff=ebdssbdestsearch  

THURSDAY 7 MARCH  

Counteractions Exhibition – 113 women artists representing 113 years of IWD.  

DATES: 7 – 17 March  

VENUE: The Creator Incubator

TICKETS: The Creator Incubator  

FRIDAY 8 MARCH International Women’s Day  

The equal futures project 2024 International Women’s Day Breakfast

Keynote Speaker: Investigative reporter and author, Louise Milligan  

TIME: 6.45am – 9am  

VENUE: NEX Newcastle  

TICKETS: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1161460  

Relax, there are plenty of ways to mark International Women’s Day 2024.

HWC Yoga  

TIME: 7.30am  

VENUE: Bar Beach  

Hunter Women’s Centre Celebrating Cessnock’s Hidden Herstories  

TIME: 10am – noon  

VENUE: Cessnock City Library  

BOOK: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/celebrating-cessnocks-hidden-herstories-tickets765420402027?aff=ebdssbdestsearch  

Timeless Textiles International Women’s Day  

TIME: 10.30am – 12.30pm  

VENUE: Timeless Textiles  

HWC IWD art and sip  

TIME: 11am  

VENUE: Hunter Women’s Centre, Mayfield

Hunter Women’s Centre UNSA IWD BBQ and Femme Fest  

TIME: Noon  

VENUE: Park on the Hill, Uni of Newcastle Callaghan Campus  

https://unsa.org.au/events/

HWC afternoon tea  

TIME: 2pm  

VENUE: Hunter Women’s Centre, Mayfield  

Hunter Women’s Centre WH!P collective stories of light  

TIME: 5.30pm  

VENUE: Watt Space Gallery  

70th International Women’s Day Annual Dinner  

TIME: 6pm  

VENUE: Hunter Workers, King St Newcastle West  

TICKETS: https://facebook.com/events/s/international-womens-day-annua/3068538099944305/  

Zonta IWD Dinner  

TIME: 6pm  

VENUE: Brown Sugar Warners Bay  

TICKETS: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1170375  

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Get your skates on this International Women’s Day 2024

YWCA IWD Skate  

TIME: 6pm – 8pm  

BOOKINGS: www.ywcahunterregion.org.au/events  

Maitland Against Domestic Abuse (MADA) IWD Dinner  

TIME: 6.30pm  

VENUE: Duke’s Restaurant and Bar 9 Day St, East Maitland  

TICKETS: https://events.humanitix.com/mada-international-women-s-day-dinner  

‘Count Her Actions,’ IWD panel discussion featuring 5 outstanding women.  

TIME: 7pm  

VENUE: The Creator Incubator  

TICKETS: https://fb.me/e/aD6YPckUO  

Xanadu – International Womens Day Film Screening

TIME: 8pm to 9.45pm

VENUE: MAP mima, Speers Point

TICKETS: Eventbrite

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Women from across the Hunter region march demanding jobs at BHP in the 1970s

SATURDAY 9 MARCH  

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY MARCH  

TIME: 10am  

VENUE: Gregson Park, Hamilton  

TICKETS: https://facebook.com/events/s/international-womens-day-2024-/921970426102586/  

Sleapy’s Foundation International Women’s Day Garden Party High Tea  

TIME: 2.30 – 5.30pm  

VENUE: Souths Merewether  

TICKETS: [email protected]  

Country Witches Association  

TIME: 8pm  

VENUE: Lizottes  

TICKETS: https://fb.me/e/1Ke4Dr0AZ  

SUNDAY 10 MARCH  

WWYW, IWD Paint & Sip  

TIME: 11am – 2pm  

VENUE: Greenroof, Hamilton 

women's rights
IWD 2024: Newcastle’s Brittney Saunders. Photo: Daina-Marie.

WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH

2024 LMWIBN IWD Luncheon, featuring Brittney Saunders & Timberlina

TIME: 11.30am to 2pm

VENUE: Brownsugar, Warner’s Bay

TICKETS: www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1189238

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