2017 is here!
We will be celebrating International Day of the Girl 2017 by partnering up with two of our favourite local organisations, Norwich Millennium Library and Cinema City.
We are delighted to be hosting a film screening of the wonderful film Girlhood (Bandes de Filles) followed by a Q+A with activist Dolly Ogunrinde.
Tickets available here.
About the film:
Dropping out of school, teenager Marieme (Touré) hooks up with three other girls in a loose-knit gang. Soon they are embarking on a spree of minor theft, drug-dealing and spirited high jinks in and beyond the soulless Parisian suburb where they all live. For them it’s all about identity, freedom and youthful empowerment
Dolly Ogunrinde is a feminist and activist. She was the former Women’s Officer at the University of East Anglia where she was awarded the Inspirational Woman Student of the year award by the National Union of Students. Now she currently works with underprivileged young people in South London as well as campaigns with Sisters Uncut.
We’re pairing up with the library hosting a special storytime for younger children at 10.30am, featuring stories with strong female characters. Storytime is aimed at children six and under and be sure to arrive 15 minutes early to collect your ticket from staff in the Children’s Library.
You’ll also have the chance to add words and pictures to our ‘Inspirational Women’ graffiti wall – so tell us all about women who have inspired you in your life! This is open to all and will be located on the ground floor of the main library!
ABOUT DAY OF THE GIRL NORWICH
“Help galvanise worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”
We are an inclusive group who work with all sections of the community to address and advocate for girls rights locally, nationally and globally. We particularly encourage boys to be part of this conversation because they are crucial in helping to make the world a fairer and safer place for girls.
We can offer a range of workshops and other activities for schools and community groups. If you would like to speak to us about this then please get in touch via the contacts page.
Our brilliant logo has been designed by local illustrator, Gemma Correll. You can see more of her fantastic work by visiting her website: www.gemmacorrell.com
Day of the Girl Norwich is: Tori Cann, Sarah Godfrey, Helen Warner and Erica Horton.