Media Release

Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures - International Women's Day


Federation Square

Thursday 8 March 2012
Achievements of Women on Fed Square Big Screen
Celebrate the women who inspire you on the Fed Square Big Screen on International Women's Day, Thursday 8 March 2012

Melburnians are invited to acknowledge and to celebrate the women who have made a difference in their lives - mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, colleagues and public leaders who have inspired them.

Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on 8 March. Thousands of events occur not just on this day but throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.

In the context of the international theme, "Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures", Fed Square will celebrate the women who inspire us via the Big Screen.

Public SMS messages can be sent via 0428 520 347 at any time and will be screened from 1.30pm - 3.00pm on Thursday 8 March.

There will also be a special screen program during the day, with TEDx Women episodes featuring Hanna Rosin, Eve Ensler, Caroline Casey, Stacey Kramer and Jane Fonda.

To mark the day students from Fintona Girls' School and Camberwell Grammar will also explore issues of gender difference, bias, and representation in a public debate - "Do Women Write Differently To Men".

Presented by The Stella Prize and Fed Square's education program, Fed Ed, the debate will chaired by Monica Dux and judged by an esteemed panel of writers - Jane Sullivan, Chris Flynn, and Sophie Cunningham, Amit Golder, Vice President (Schools) for Debaters Association of Victoria will appear as a guest speaker. The debate will be held in the BMW Edge at 10am and is open to the public.

Media Enquiries:
Ron Smith, Corporate Media Communications, Fed Square - Mobile: 0417 329 201