Celebrate Women’s Day with Iziko Museums and the Women Lead Movement
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On Tuesday, 9 August 2022, Iziko Museums of South Africa, in collaboration with the Women Lead Movement and Official Brand South Africa, will commemorate Women’s Day with an interactive public engagement.
Hosted at the Iziko Slave Lodge, the programme will include a tour of three exhibitions – Red in the Rainbow, Singing Freedom and Aluta Continua – that highlight the role of women in the fight against apartheid.
The programme will also feature interactive conversations and discussions on thematic topics such as the role of women in politics and leadership; economic empowerment; combating femicide and gender-based violence, health and survival as well as the role of women in strengthening communities. The event will bring together women from diverse backgrounds across Cape Town to share their challenges, experiences and solutions in dealing with the most pressing issues confronting women in South Africa today.
This commemoration comes at a time when museums are transforming into sites of inter- and intra-generational conversations and dialogues – demonstrating the vital role museums play as locations of engagement and cultural diplomacy.
For more information about the programme, please contact Dr Wandile Kasibe at email@example.com or on 021 481 3804.
On 9 August, 1956, over 20 000 women of South Africa, of different diversity, led a protest march to Pretoria to oppose the apartheid laws that were designed to undermine the dignity of the black majority. Women’s Day pays special tribute to these women, and to all women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of all.
Visit the Iziko South African Museum, the Iziko Slave Lodge and the Iziko Bo-Kaap Museum for *FREE on Women’s Day – Tuesday, 9 August 2022. *Excludes the Planetarium and Digital Dome, the Castle of Good Hope, Groot Constantia, and museum closed on Tuesdays or for renovation and repair.