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100th International Women’s Day March 8th

March 3, 2011 @ 11:44 am Posted in Events, News Comments

What are you doing to celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day on March 8th?  All you need is a camera…

Annie Lennox is leading the Equals campaign at weareequals.org

All you need is a camera (stills or video) on March 8th, to celebrate the 100th International Women’s Day.

Everyone is encouraged to take stills photos for Annie Lennox’s Equals debatewww.WeAreEQUALS.org – just write on a piece of paper what equality means to you and snap it.  See our blog http://www.mediaparents.co.uk for Annie Lennox’s take on it.

You can also record short video messages ‘Dreams for my Daughter’ for the White Ribbon Alliance which are wishes for women’s futures – i.e. “I hope my daughter won’t have a battle to continue her media career when she becomes a mother”.  Email us at admin@mediaparents.co.uk for more info on where to send the footage and Equals photos.

A series of events is being held on the Southbank on March 8th (and all next week) in recognition of International Women’s Day including the Equals Soul Train event which takes place on the 8th from 3 – 6pm at Jubilee Gardens on the Southbank.  Everyone is welcome.  For more info about the Soul Train Event please click here: soultrain_eflyer To help out by filming this event please see www.mediaparents.co.uk jobs section.

The Media Parents IWD Do

Media Parents are gathering at the Southbank Centre on March 8th, to celebrate the 100thInternational Women’s Day.

If you’d like to come along to meet more Media Parents please join us at the Riverside Terrace Cafe in the Southbank Centre (Royal Festival Hall) between 1 and 2:30 pm on Tuesday March 8th, and Media Parents who would like to attend should bag a FREE ticket so that we can find each other. Children are welcome at the event – please create tickets for them and indicate CHILD as part of name.  If you have difficulty finding us please call 020 7281 0540.

Supporting Oxfam’s initiative “A Bit of a Do” everyone is encouraged to eat lunch together and take photos for Annie Lennox’s Equals debate which encourages people to discuss when we’ll know that men and women are really equals.

Media Parents will also be recording short video messages ‘Dreams for my Daughter’ for the White Ribbon Alliance which are wishes for women’s futures – i.e. “I hope my daughter won’t have a battle to continue her media career when she becomes a mother”.

The Media Parents IWD Do is part of a series of women’s events being held on the Southbank on March 8th, including the Equals Soul Train event which takes place from 3 – 6pm at Jubilee Gardens on the Southbank.  Everyone is welcome.

More information about Media Parents:

www.mediaparents.co.uk is a jobs and social networking website for people who want to work flexibly in media.  It is an independent site which aims to keep experienced talent in media by making it easier for people to find flexible work, and be part of a brilliant network.  The site currently offers jobs in TV and film, working with more than 100 companies including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

Brighton Media Parents have taken up the baton and will also be celebrating International Women’s Day on March 8th.  Meet for coffee at Add the Colour, 64-65 North Road BN1 1YD (between Church and Trafalgar Streets) between 10:30 and 2pm.  Debbie Deeney is organizing for Media Parents, let her know you’re coming at brighton@mediaparents.co.uk or just drop by.  Children welcome.

There will also be a Media Parents / Green Room evening event in Brighton at Madame Geisha, 75 East Street, Brighton BN1 from 6:30pm please email brighton@mediaparents.co.uk with “evening do” as the title if you’d like to come along.

www.mediaparents.co.uk for great talent, networking, jobs and information.

by Amy Walker

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