Women’s Day event to celebrate the elements

March 3, 2016 BY

The elements of earth, air, fire and water and how we interact with them will be the subject of one of this year’s International Women’s Day celebrations in the region.

The Surf Coast Shire event in Anglesea will include speeches from four women whose stories entwine with these elements.

They include: Wadawurrung woman and Jan Juc resident Corrina O’Toole, who will speak on the theme of water on the theme of air Otway Landcare Groups secretary Jill Stewart, who speak on the theme of earth, and Nationally-recognised emergency recovery expert Anne Leadbeater OAM, who will speak Surf Coast mayor Rose Hodge said the event would cover women’s leadership in a range of important topics.

“Each year, council works to celebrate and bring into focus the variety of contributions women make in our community as part of International Women’s Day.

Other International Women’s Day events include Spring Creek Community House holding a multicultural morning tea from 10am to noon on March 8.

The event is open to all and attendees are encouraged to wear the International Women’s Day colours of purple, white and green and bring a favourite sweet or savoury national dish that represents their cultural heritage.

For more information, phone 5261 2583 or email [email protected]

Writer, social commentator, feminist and activist Van Badham will give a talk at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre from 5.30-10.30pm on March 4.

lolly bar, live music and a silent auction.

Tickets are $40. For details, head to facebook.com/womenincommunitylife.