The programme of talks, music, exhibitions, workshops, storytelling, craftwork and other events focuses on this year’s theme of ‘Women in a Time of Plague’ and acknowledges the profound effect of the COVID pandemic on the lives of women here and around the world.
All the events are run by local women, both individuals and organisations, and pulled together by a group of volunteers. They include farming in a time of COVID, experiences from those in frontline caring jobs, self-care techniques, personal experiences of the pandemic, craft making, a women’s brass band and lots more. In view of current restrictions, the majority of events are online, mostly on Zoom. This means some people can access them who couldn’t otherwise but it will make it more difficult for others. So the organising group is offering a free ‘Beginners Guide to Zoom’ session and we’re also keen to find other ways of helping people get connected.
There’s both a one-page guide and a full programme that can be downloaded from www.yorkwomen.org.uk; or we can post printed copies. Queries about specific events are best directed to the event organiser—their details are in the Programme.
As we continue living through this pandemic, we hope you find something of interest (or maybe lots of things!) in this programme and get involved—to discuss, to celebrate, to learn, to listen, to create, and to share your experiences both within the course of York International Women’s Week and beyond.
We look forward to meeting you online this March, and to a more balanced, ‘in person’ and online York International Women’s Week in 2022!
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 01904 702060.