BEAT THE BIAS
Glasgow EIS, in conjunction with Glasgow City Council, have celebrated IWD with pupils from Glasgow schools for the last 4 years. Covid-19 has meant that we have had to take a different approach to these celebrations on 8th March 2022.
Primary and ASN schools
will receive books for their school libraries which celebrate women in history. Special bookplates were created to commemorate #IWD22 and #EIS175. Colleagues from Glasgow Improvement Challenge Team provided support by developing lesson plans to assist schools in exploring the books.
The book distribution was launched by pupils from Tinto Primary who produced a Breaking News video.
Secondary and ASN establishments
have been invited to join our own Organiser, Dee Matthew, in an online session on Writing and Wellbeing.
With a workshop session planned around poetry as a tool for building confidence and authentic self-expression. This year’s theme is #BeatTheBias so through introduction to a range of contemporary women and non-binary poets’ Donna Matthew, Lisa Luxx, Holly McNish & Laura Hershey, attendees will be encouraged to celebrate their uniqueness and step into their power. We’ll set a writing task inspired by Mary Oliver, asking, if you could beat your own internal bias & act fearlessly, what would you do with your one wild & precious life?
Dee will be sharing ‘What Sisterhood Means’ by Laura Luxx during the session. Contributors will be encouraged to share their writing tasks and we plan to publicise these via our social media.
A leaflet has been produced to support establishments in celebrating IWD22.
We are hopeful that we’ll be able to return to our face-to-face events in the future but in meantime we will continue to work to #BeatTheBias.