Devon Group Our Devon group are very involved in their local community. They are signed up to the Devon Strategic Partnership Joint Declaration for Equality and members currently have gender equality reference group status with Devon County Council and the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary. A Fawcett Devon member was previously appointed to the Devon and Cornwall Police and crime panel, which is responsible for holding the new police and crime Commissioner to account. This very active group is always looking for more members, so get in touch today! Email: [email protected] Twitter: @FawcettDevon Upcoming events Fawcett Devon would like to invite you to their 2020 International Women's Day celebration, which they are hosting along with Devon United Women on Sunday 8th March. The day will start at 11am at Bedford Square in the High Street Exeter, they are asking supporters of gender equality to bring banners and walk together to Exeter’s Phoenix Theatre. From 12pm at the theatre there will be a variety of thought provoking and inspiring activities - including a panel on women’s employment rights, a slam poetry workshop, a celebration of women’s writing and storytelling and live music. Workshops are allocated on a first come first serve basis, email [email protected] to register for a session. Studio 7412pm - 1.15pm: Women’s Employment Rights. Panel discussionJoin Helen Dallimore, Ella Smillie Fawcett's Head of Policy and Campaigns and Emma Wilshaw from Devon Fire and Rescue Service to talk about equal pay and the discrimination and stereotypes women still face at work. 1.15pm - 2.30pm: Why should women be involved in political organisations and trade unions as well as civil society organisations? Panel discussion Join Heather Wakefield Former Head of Local Government at Unison, Ella Smillie Head of Policy and Campaigns at The Fawcett Society and Devon women to talk about getting more women into every level of politics and public life. 2.30 -4.00 pm: Protecting women and children from trafficking, modern slavery partner and exploitation. Exeter College students will be sharing their short film about human trafficking. Followed by a panel from Exeter College Devon & Cornwall Police and victim support groups to discuss how we protect women in the region. Dance Studio Three one-hour dance sessions for women. Learn national dances from China, belly dancing, Bollywood dancing and yoga and meditation. Meeting Room Women’s Slam Poetry Workshop: With Lauren Ranson learn how to write and present slam poetry or bring your own to perform in the Slam Session aimed at young women. Studio one & café area Visit the bazaar and open mic sessionIncludes a clothes & book swap, food share, head and shoulder massage, women’s groups stall, women's art and exhibition, open mic and listen to Phonic FM women's interviews. Art Room children and parents There will be children’s art activities from 12pm - 4.15pm You can view the full programme here.