International Women's Day - South Yorkshire

International Women's Day - South Yorkshire

Wednesday 09 March 2016 at 18:15-20:00
Your invitation to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 at a fundraising screening of ‘The Colour Purple’ on Wednesday 9th March at 6:15pm at the Nelson Mandela Auditorium - The University of Sheffield Students’ Union

Paul Blomfield MP is delighted to invite you, your friends, family and colleagues to join women from all sections of our community to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016 at a special event he is hosting alongside the University of Sheffield Students’ Union Women’s Committee and UNITE.  
‘The Colour Purple’

“All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers. A girl child ain't safe in a family of mens, but I ain't never thought I'd have to fight in my own house!!”
Directed by Steven Spielberg and nominated for 11 Oscars the ‘Colour Purple’, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning by Alice Walker, is a must-see film that has moved and inspired generations of women. Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg make their debut in a drama that follows the life of Celie, a young black woman, growing up in Southern America. After enduring years of oppression and violence at the hands of the men in her life, Celie is transformed as she finds her self-worth through the help of two strong female companions.
There will be an opportunity to meet with representatives from the charities as well as other women at a reception with refreshments from 6.15 pm in the Union Foyer, with the film screening at 7pm following brief contributions from me, Sharmin Jahan, the University Women’s Officer and Pat Pepper from UNITE. 

Admission is free but there will be an opportunity to donate to three women’s charities, in solidarity with women locally and internationally. This year we will be supporting Women for Refugee Women, Sheffield Rape Crisis (SRASAC), and Ashiana Sheffield. Sheffield Rape Crisis provides support for victims of rape or sexual abuse by offering a confidential helpline as well as support, counselling and advice. Women For Refugee Women helps vulnerable women asylum seekers fleeing persecution in their own countries. Ashiana works with Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) women and children in Sheffield fleeing domestic and sexual abuse and trafficking. 

There are a limited number of tickets so please book your place here

Please show your Eventbrite ticket on your phone or as a print out on the night. 

Alternatively, to book tickets you can ring Paul's office - 0114 272 2882 or send him an email –

For more details check out the Facebook event.