International Women’s Day Conference: Let’s Run the World

Harwich and North Essex Labour Party are holding a Women’s Conference on 9 March 2019 from 10.30am to 3.00pm.  The venue is: Kingsway Hall, 54 Kingsway, Harwich CO12 3JR.  

The conference aims to celebrate International Women’s Day by exploring women’s issues, and hearing their voices at a local level, so that they are engaged and involved in politics.  The theme of the event will be Empowering and building confidence of women across our constituency. The day will consist of speakers and workshops as follows:

10.00 am     Registration and Coffee

10.30 am     Welcome and Introduction, Solma Ahmed, Vice-chair of Harwich and North Essex Constituency Labour Party

10.40 am     Frowning at potholes, Rosalind Scott, local politician

11.00 am     Workshops:

How to win community campaigns online and offline, India Thorogood, Lead Community Organiser, Labour Party

Accessing and exploring adult education, Sally Wilcox and Clare Hawkins, Directors of Exploring Educational Opportunities

Victims and survivors of sexual violence, Sarah Clementson, CARA (Centre for Action on Rape and Abuse)

Women & care, Sue Hollinrake, Social care specialist

12.00 pm     Get women organised in the workplace, Rebecca Rocket, Unite Community and Claire Lees, Unite Union.

12.30 pm     LUNCH

1.15 pm       Key note speaker, Tina McKay, Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Colchester.

1.35 pm       Repeat of Workshops

2.35 pm       Closing Remark and next steps, Rosa Clavane, Youth Officer, Harwich & North Essex CLP

2.50 pm       Closing ceremony with a song from Katy Bingham-Best “The March of Women” and “Bread & Roses”.

3.00 pm       CLOSE

Refreshments will be provided at the event, there will also be some Indian vegetarian lunch available to purchase at £3.50 per person but you’re welcome to bring your own lunch if you wish.

Any contributions/donations towards the event would be welcomed.

Contact:  Solma Ahmed –
                Anja Lyons –

Let’s Run the World graphic by Rosa Clavane