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Forthcoming events at Fircroft College - March is Women’s History Month

Posted : 16th March 2017

A very warm welcome to Women’s History Month at Fircroft College. As spring arrives we are taking the opportunity to host a number of talks and events to celebrate women’s achievements. This is particularly important given the challenges in the external world. 

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day was #BeBoldForAChange and our Students’ Union, with support from Fircroft staff, have worked hard to organise the events you will find listed here.  This is the first time this initiative (a full programme about one calendar event) has happened and we hope this is a brilliant start for other events and celebrations of diversity to happen across the year.

We hope the events will inspire conversations and actions about equality, inclusion and change in both the College and our local communities.  It also is a living example of the College’s values of; Inspiring and Transformative, Inclusive and Diverse, Supportive, Collaborative and Develop and Grow. 

  • Thursday 23rd March, 5pm-6.30pm – Talk by Rosie Goodwin. Rosie is a successful writer and one of the top 250 most borrowed library authors in the UK. She will be talking about her own personal journey to success and offering useful advice on becoming a writer.
  • Wednesday 29th March, 5pm-6.30pm – Talk by Surinder Guru. Surinder is a lecturer in Social Work at the University of Birmingham and she will be discussing aspects of terrorism and counter-terrorism from a female perspective.
  • Friday 31st March, 2pm-3.30pm – Talk by Charmaine Burton & Cllr Rachel Okello. Charmaine Burton is a lay member of parliament & hosts a weekly politics radio show called Different Anglez. Rachel Okello is the Deputy Leader of Royal Sutton Coldfield Council. They will be discussing black female participation in politics.

These events are FREE and open to everyone. To book your place please contact Phumi or Chantelle (Fircroft College Students’ Union) on 0121 472 0116.

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