Inspiring Change: A Conversation between Women
Thursday 20th March 2014, 6pm start till 8.30pm
Collingwood Suite, Civic Centre
In recognition of International Women's Day, Newcastle City Council would like to invite you to an evening of discussion, networking and conversation.
There will be refreshments on arrival and when you are all sitting comfortably we will start with a quiz using the e-voting system.
We have two inspirational women who will talk about their experiences of how they feel they have inspired change, along with a panel of women with a wealth of knowledge.
Anne Bonner - Manager, Riverside Community Health Project
Cecelia Eggleston-Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church in Newcastle
Cllr Joyce McCarty will introduce our panel, who will start the conversation by considering:
• How can women become more involved in politics and public life?
• Women are highly active in the voluntary and community sector – what more can we do to help them to continue to be involved?
• Austerity is hitting women the hardest – what can we do to tackle poverty?
• Rising levels of female unemployment in the UK are even worse for women in the North East – what can we do to change this?
• Health – how can we promote our own wellbeing?
• Community Safety – how can we help women feel safer?
• Young women – how can we inspire the next generation?
Cllr Joyce McCarty Panel Chair, Deputy Leader Newcastle City Council
Beth Farhat Regional Secretary, Northern TUC
Cecelia Eggleston Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church
Anne Bonner Manager, Riverside Community Health Project
Dr Jackie Haq MBE Visiting Researcher, Newcastle University
Sally Young Chief Executive, Newcastle Council for Voluntary Service
There will also be plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions, challenge the panel and give your own views.
Pictures from the 'Inspirational Women of the North East' photographic exhibition will be on display and a brief talk given by Roweena Russell who will explain the history behind the images. When the event has ended you are welcome to stay to have a browse around the photographic exhibition and continue the conversation.