Women Culture Days

Women Culture Days 2017

Women Culture Days 9-11 March: Exporting Equality

Equality and parity are not only in the hands of politicians. With the help of culture and art, values can also cross borders. Our actions can make us part of the change.

Centenarian Finland is seen as a model country for equality. But how does Finnish work for equality manifest itself in the rest of the world – or does it? What are the things that still need improvement? What is the state of equality in present-day Finland?

Women Culture Days is Tamy’s traditional feminist issue and culture event. This year, the theme is Exporting Equality – how can equality be exported? What kind of export item is it? Does it still need product development?

In addition to discussions and lectures, you get a chance to express your everyday feminism and have a relaxing time. Tamy’s Women Culture Days, on 9–10 March, warmly welcome you to participate in the events!


Further information:
Miikka Keränen
Project secretary

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Thursday 9 March:

Workshop: “Raise Your Feminist Voice!“
– Presentation skills and delivery with Anneli Ranta

Time: 12.12 –1.30 p.m.
Place: Tampere University, Linna K109
Bilingual: No
Description: Do you feel like you can’t get your voice heard? With the help of different exercises, actress and instructor Anneli Ranta gives tips on how to perform more confidently. You can use these presentation and delivery skills in your studies, working life, or in different everyday situations! Both novices and skilled performers are welcome!

Guest Lecture: Kevät Nousiainen – Finnish Gender Equality as an Export Goods?

Time: 2.15–3.00 p.m.
Place: Lecture Room D11
Bilingual: Yes
Description: Professor of Comparative Law and Legal Theory, Kevät Nousiainen, discusses the role of Finnish equality in the world. How can Finland be a model for equality, when violence against women is still an ongoing problem? Come join the discussion!

Coffee and a Video Greeting from Sirpa Pietikäinen

Time: 3.00–3.15. p.m.
Place: Lecture Room D11
Bilingual: No
Description: A chance to have a cup of coffee between lectures and watch MEP Sirpa Pietikäinen’s Women Culture Days video greeting. Coffee service.

Guest Lecture: Emmi Nuorgam and Eino Nurmisto – Social Media and Equality

Time: 3.15–4.00 p.m.
Place:  Lecture Room D11
Bilingual: No
Description: Bloggers and influential social media personas Emmi Nuorgam and Eino Nurmisto work for equality and parity in social media. What kind of opportunities does social media bring, what can and should be discussed, and how can common pitfalls be avoided? Come join the discussion and share your experiences!

Friday 10 March:

Guest Lecture: Pekka Haavisto – Equality in Our Changing World

Time: 8.15–9.00 a.m.
Place: Väinö Linna Lecture Room
Bilingual: Lecture in Finnish, questions in Finnish and English
Description: MP Pekka Haavisto talks about his experiences and work in foreign policy. The lecture concentrates on the ways Finnish equality has been visible in e.g. development cooperation and foreign trade. Coffee service.

Commentary from the Women’s Bank:

Time: 9.15–10.00 a.m.
Place: Väinö Linna Lecture Room
Bilingual: Lecture in Finnish, questions in Finnish and English
Description: Simo Juhani Lahtinen from the Women’s Bank comments on Pekka Haavisto’s speech and continues discussing the theme.

Tote Bag Workshop: Changing the World One Bag at a Time

Time: 12.15–3.00 p.m.
Place: Linna, Lecture Room K110
Bilingual: Yes
Description: Art teacher Erika Perttuli-Borobio talks about how art and small everyday gestures can be a way of taking a stand. The workshop has some textile printing equipment, but if you can bring your own bag, all the better – in this workshop you can print a bag that makes a statement!

Feminist After Work Evening

Time: 5–7 p.m.
Place: Bar Piilo (Aaltosenkatu 31–33)
Description: A feminist after work event

Are you tired of the constant struggle against patriarchy? Would you enjoy laughing together with equality? Come to Bar Piilo’s after work spectacle, where student actives compete on who is the funniest feminist. We offer free after work champagne for the first twenty customers, and a relaxing evening in good company!

Facebook-event: www.facebook.com/events/237283850066420/

Saturday 11 March:

What happens to auteur-theory, when the director of a movie is a woman?

Time: 5.30 p.m.- 6.30 p.m.
Place: Bar Artturi (Kauppakatu 9)
Description: A discussion about women as artist and equality in the movie-business. The discussion is in Finnish. In co-operation with Tampere Film Festival.

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