Celebrating International Women’s Day
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.