Two SWAG events to celebrate International Women’s Week

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Aleksandra Kurek
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To celebrate International Women’s Week, Glasgow University’s SWAG Society (Successful Women At Glasgow) are hosting two events during the week featuring widely recognised female speakers.

On Monday, 6th of March the society will host their first speaker, Kezia Dugdale. Dugdale has been the leader of the Scottish Labour Party since August 2015 and a member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian Region since 2011. Dugdale is a Scottish Labour Co-operative MSP in the Scottish Parliament, and her chief ambition is to improve education as well as public services in order to modernise Scotland into a land of equal opportunities, allowing youths coming from various social backgrounds to achieve their full potential. She is also co-convener of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on LGBTI+ equality issues, and the convener of the Cross-Party Group in the Scottish Parliament on Children and Young People.

The second guest speaker, visiting campus on Wednesday, is Fiona Bradley, director of The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh since 2003 which is home to some of the most important Scottish as well as international contemporary art. In addition to her success at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Bradley gained wide public acclaim following her curatorial work with the “Scotland + Venice” partnership in 2011, collaborating with the artist Karla Black at at the 54th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale, the worlds largest and most prestigious showcase for contemporary visual arts. Her valuable input in unraveling the way audiences approach and experience art as a broader cultural phenomenon positions her as a widely influential figure in the domain of contemporary art. With this in mind, it is truly an event not to be missed!

Kezia Dugdale’s talk will take place on Monday, 6th of March at 6pm in the Adam Smith Building, room 916, and Fiona Bradley will give a talk on Wednesday, 8th of March at 6pm in the Adam Smith Building, room 718. SWAG’s Facebook page can be found here.