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International Women's Day Collective (1974 - )

From
1974
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupations
event organiser and social awareness
Alternative Names
  • IWD Collective (abbreviation)
  • Women's Festival Committee

Summary

The International Women's Day (IWD) Collective is not to be confused with the IWD Committee which was formed in 1938. The IWD Collective was formed by the second wave feminists and was concerned with the IWD March; the festival or picnic after the march and the IWD Dance. They organised themes for the day and speakers. They also produced posters, badges and tshirts.

Details

The International Women's Day (IWD) Collective, [not to be confused with the IWD Committee formed in 1938] was form by second wave of feminists and is concerned with the IWD march the festival or picnic after the march and the IWD dance. They organised permits to march, hiring of halls, picnic grounds, the speakers and have themes for the day, produce posters badges and tshirts. The picnic has entertainment, speakers on different issues as well as feminist organisations providing goods and information to people. The first rally organised by the Women's Festival Committee in 1974. By 1977 the IWD Collective was formed. The IWD Collective events are less formalised and enable all women to participate. There have been many women involved in the collective but includes, Silver Moon, Carmel O'Reilly (O'Loughin), Fij Miller, Annie Dugdale, Lotus Cavagino, Marilyn Rolls, Marg McHugh, Dawn Mc Mahon, Francis Phoenix (Budden), Claire Flarety, Janet Giles, Connie Frazer (often spelt Fraser), Joan Russell, Molly Brannigan, Margie Fischer and Polly Summer.

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Archival resources

State Library of South Australia

  • Adelaide Women's Liberation Movement Archive, 1984 - 1 March 2009; Adelaide Women's Liberation Movement Archive (1984 - 2009); State Library of South Australia. Details
  • International Women's Day Collective, c. 1984 - ; International Women's Day Collective (1974 - ); State Library of South Australia. Details

Kathleen Bambridge

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