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Poetry Sessions, Marches & Business Talks: Bookmark These Women’s Day Events

Sayani posted on 07 March

International Women’s Day is just around the corner and you may already flooded with invitations to wine and dine, bake and chat? How about moving past these gender-stereotyped events and doing something different? Here’s a list of a few interesting city events that we’ve handpicked.

Get Into The Frida Frame Of Mind

If you love Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and admire her radical surrealist art as much as her fiery personality, head over to Oxford Bookstore to join city bloggers Karuna Ezra Parikh and Mamta Sharma Das. Among other things, they will discuss Frida as a feminist icon who has taught us to break gender moulds and to accept our bodies without any compromise. You get to dress up like Frida and spend an evening full of poetry, monologues, music and more.

Find more info here.

Book Stores

17, Park Street, Taltala, Kolkata

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Raise Your Voice For Mental Health

If Women’s Day is about celebrating strong women and raising awareness for our rights, then we must raise awareness about issues that are rarely highlighted. Join the Oxford Subscription Company in raising awareness about the importance of mental health through art, poetry and conversation. Remember Deepika Padukone’s message about depression? You can help remove the stigma attached to mental health issues and raise your voice on March 8 at their Picnic Garden store.

Find more info here.

Book Stores

171-M, Picnic Garden Road, Tiljala, Kolkata

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March Along For All Women’s Rights

It shouldn’t take us a special day to stand up for the rights of other women, but if a special day can bring in more awareness and pull in more people together for the cause, then so be it. Raise your voice and join the march with other women’s rights NGOs and women’s association to press for equal rights and opportunities for unorganised and unskilled women workers who are often cheated of their basic rights. March from Sealdah to Dharamtala along with NGOs like Durbar, Anjali, Swayam and others to help protect such unorganised women groups like domestic helps, sex workers and others. The march is open for all to join and will begin at 12 pm in Sealdah.

Get more information at this number — 03322903711.

 

Science It Up

All you brainiac ladies, here’s a fantastic way to celebrate yourselves and break some gender stereotypes. Join Professor Maitree Bhattacharyya for a talk about women scientists and an open house science quiz at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum {BITM}. An open to all event, the quiz on March 8 begins at 11:30 am and the lecture at 12:30 pm.

Find out more here.

Museums

19-A, Gurusaday Dutta Road, Beck Bagan, Ballygunge, Kolkata

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A Businesswoman’s Meet

Are you a business woman who is looking to learn some new tricks of trade or still facing the problem of your business being taken too lightly because of your gender? Head over to the Glad2baWoman event at Terminal_11  to meet other businesswomen and learn the ropes of a successful enterprise.

Find more here.

Cafes

BF-11, Beside HDFC Bank, Sector 1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata

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