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IWD at the Women’s Museum Norway

foto Marit Bye Gjermshus

What’s happening on and around the International Women’s Day in Kongsvinger 2018?

The Norwegian Women’s Museum, Kvinnemuseet, is an active part in the IWD committee in our town, Kongsvinger. This is the third year we are inviting several other organizations to join the celebration to raise awareness on feminist issues in our community.

We have opted, not to have one Women’s Day, but several! There will be feminist activities happening in Kongsvinger from 1st to 11th of March. On the 1st of March, there will be a philosophical café, focusing on the #metoo-campaign, at the library, and there will also be a quiz, with questions from Women’s culture and history.

On the 4th of March, there will be a self defence class for women, and on the 5th, there will be a Feminine Force Groove session. A new Art exhibition, of a female artist, will open on the 10th, and the Women’s Museum will be open. The Art exhibition will be open also on the 11th, and the magnificent fortress of Kongsvinger will be bathed in red light throughout the Women’s Days.

On the day itself, the 8th of March, there will be speeches and fanfares from the stage by Kongsvinger City Hall. Then, the Women’s Day Parade will march, lead by a women’s only drum orchestra, through the town and up to the Women’s Museum, where there will be more speeches, music and entertainment, and a presentation of a project that has been exploring women’s place in urban spaces. Then, we will all go together down to the town cinema, and watch the movie “Hva vil folk si” (“What will people say?”, written and directed by Iram Haq), put on especially for the Women’s Day celebration.

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