Bulletin Board: Sharing the love

Bulletin Board: Sharing the love

If you are of the crafty persuasion, you can also show a lady some love by donating some thread to the Girl Guides. Our friend Katie Krackenuts is in need of lengths of six-strand embroidery thread (any colour, but tones of red and green would be great), about two metres in length, or a skein (i.e. a length of thread or yarn wound in a loose long coil), to be used by Girl Guides at a camp in April to make woven friendship bracelets. These will be sold in an Indian Girl Guide centre to raise funds for a project supporting the elimination of violence against women. Don't have access to thread at home? Maybe you can pop off to the fabric shop? Where do you send it? Get details on Katie's blog and/or Facebook page.
Lane Change's 'Give the Ladies Some Love' campaign art by Julia Guo
Lane Change is a fun, creative, global action group that uses positive messaging and compelling challenges to engage users in campaigns that raise awareness about the big issues facing our world and to encourage behavioural change. This International Women's Day, the group is doing its bit for womenkind by launching its 'Give the Ladies Some Love' campaign. Lane Change has listed a number of ways you can get involved, including nominating a lady hero, being a mentor, embracing feminism and speaking out on gender related issues. You can join the conversation at the dedicated Facebook page.

Down Newcastle way this weekend is the Fair Share Festival, which aims at promoting natural and economic solutions to the Global Financial Crisis. A rich, organic display of talks, workshops, stalls, music, entertainment and ideas, it takes place from Friday March 9 to Sunday March 11, all aimed at creating a "fair share world". On Sunday there's a workshop about using blogs, Tumblrs and communicating with confidence – promoting social equity and self expression for young people in an online environment – at The Loft Youth Centre. For more information, visit the event blog.

And, of course, there are many events taking place around Australia tomorrow to celebrate International Women's Day. For a list of events visit InternationalWomen'sDay.com.

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