Lo­cal women’s voices In­ter­na­tional Women’s day events lo­cally

Monthly Chronicle - - News -

What started out three years ago as a tiny event in­spired by In­ter­na­tional Women’s day, has now grown to the week-long Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Fes­ti­val cel­e­brat­ing lo­cal women.

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day (IWD) is on March 8th with the lo­cal Fes­ti­val run­ning from the 2nd to 9th March, in­cor­po­rat­ing pro­grams that en­cour­age women to #press­for­progress (the of­fi­cial IWD #) and #love­me­first, our Hornsby Ku-ring-gai spin for the area.

The Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Fes­ti­val has been run in Hornsby for three years, with the fi­nale Fri­day fea­tur­ing an out­side broad­cast with lo­cal com­mu­nity ra­dio sta­tion TripleH 100.1fm, stalls with ser­vices, business op­por­tu­ni­ties and ex­pe­ri­ences for women and a BBQ. This com­ing year will have more of a splash of colour and a cel­e­bra­tory theme.

A web­site www.in­ter­na­tion­al­wom­ens dayfes­ti­val.com shares de­tails of all of the events that will be hap­pen­ing across the Hornsby Ku-ring-gai area dur­ing Fes­ti­val week from 2nd to 9th March.

The Fes­ti­val Fi­nale is on Fri­day 9th March which will in­volve in­for­ma­tion stalls, a BBQ and lots of op­por­tu­ni­ties for women to par­tic­i­pate in ac­tiv­i­ties and spoil them­selves. For those who feel they have some­thing to of­fer women, there’s the op­tion to have a pres­ence at the Fes­ti­val Fi­nale! There are also great op­por­tu­ni­ties for lo­cal busi­nesses to spon­sor events and get some fo­cused mar­ket­ing to a tar­geted au­di­ence.

Fes­ti­val Founder Lucy Dahill said: “We have a re­spon­si­bil­ity as women to lead the way as role models to our own chil­dren and oth­ers that be­ing a wo­man in the world to­day is a won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence and op­por­tu­nity, yet all too of­ten they see mul­ti­task­ing ex­haus­tion as the ‘norm’ which feeds an anx­i­ety about the fu­ture.

“This fes­ti­val is an op­por­tu­nity for us to come to­gether as a com­mu­nity and change the tra­jec­tory for nor­mal – to sup­port each other to place self–care higher up the list if not right at the top, in or­der to then sup­port oth­ers in our fam­ily and com­mu­nity.”

*Fes­ti­val or­gan­is­ers want to hear from any com­mu­nity group host­ing an event so they can share it, on one plat­form, with as many lo­cal women as pos­si­ble and per­haps in­spire other ar­eas and com­mu­ni­ties to fol­low our lead. If you would like to get in­volved then head to www.in­ter­na­tion­al­wom­ens­dayfes­ti­val. com and reg­is­ter your in­ter­est.

Events from last year's Fes­ti­val.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.