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Library celebrates International Women's Day

Saturday, 10 March 2018 15:20

The Henry Bloom Noble Library supported International Womens Day on Thursday March 8 with an evening event at which six women from different backgrounds spoke about their experiences of progress.


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The six speakers were: 


Stacey Astill - poet, librarian and researcher with a passion for women’s rights. (Pictured below)


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Tanya Humbles -  photographer, writer and researcher. Currently a Manx Radio presenter;

Alyssa Isaac - a New Yorker who fell in love with the Island three years ago. A clinical psychology assistant with the mental health service;

Jade Peterson - founder of Women in Mann, a non-profit organisation which aims to connect and support women from all backgrounds on the Island;

Rakie Keig - author of horror novels who also works at the local criminal court;

Her Worship the Mayor, Councillor Debbie Pitts - elected Member of Douglas Borough Council since 2012. Worked as a nursery nurse for 16 years before moving to Hospice Isle of Man’s Rebecca House where she has been since 2007.(Pictured below)


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