Cel­e­brat­ing In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day

Mansfield Courier - - WHAT’S ON -

THE Arts Coun­cil of Mans­field is host­ing a col­or­ful com­mu­nity event on Satur­day, March 8 to cel­e­brate In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.

Mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are in­vited to at­tend the free event at the Com­mu­nity Black­board on High Street be­tween 10am and 1pm this Satur­day to ded­i­cate a mes­sage, ex­press a spe­cial sen­ti­ment or share a com­ment about a spe­cial woman in their life.

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day, cel­e­brated around the globe, ob­serves the eco­nomic, po­lit­i­cal and so­cial achieve­ments of women in the past, present and fu­ture.

The day is an op­por­tu­nity to re­flect on the past strug­gles and ac­com­plish­ments of women and to en­cour­age people to look to fu­ture gen­er­a­tions of women and recog­nise their po­ten­tial.

It is fit­ting that the Arts Coun­cil has in­vited for­mer Mans­field Sec­ondary Col­lege stu­dent Melinda Stephens to of­fi­cially open this event.

Ms Stephens, now a grad­u­ate of RMIT Univer­sity, ex­em­pli­fies the mean­ing of In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.

Not only did Ms Stephens place first out of the 160 plus stu­dents who started the course, Ap­plied Sci­ence - Fash­ion and Tech­nol­ogy at RMIT, but she was also awarded Grad­u­ate of the Year.

The open­ing is sched­uled to take place at noon and it is hoped that the black­board will be filled with in­spi­ra­tional mes­sages for all to read ac­knowl­edg­ing spe­cial women every­where.

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