The Library Celebrates International Women’s Day!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Library has a few activities lined up to commemorate the stories of women who strive to make a difference in their own communities. We have an exciting exhibition that features single-mothers and their families, and a panel discussion that will give you the opportunity to engage in discussions surrounding housing policies that affect single-parent households in Singapore.

In line with this year’s International Women’s Day theme, #balanceforbetter, the Library is highlighting narratives and stories that empower women’s lived experiences across the globe. Visit our book display this month and pen down your own commitment to creating a more inclusive, gender-balanced world. How will you #balanceforbetter?

The College Library and the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) present A Place To Call Home: A Photo Exhibition, a traveling photo essay exhibition that features real experiences of single mothers and their families.

About the exhibition
For many families in Singapore, home is a stable sanctuary and a space to unwind. Single-parent families want the same things. But many have to also grapple with frequent moves, housing insecurity, and tighter finances.

Five storytellers, all from single-parent families with single mothers, bare their homes and their hearts in this photo essay exhibition.

Their stories add to the calls single mothers have made over the years for greater support and protection for their families. These personal accounts show how “home” can be a journey through adversity and grief; a feat of hope and strength; and a long search for security and stability.

This exhibition runs from 4 to 29 March.

 

A Place To Call Home: Panel Discussion

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2019

Time: 06.30pm – 08.00pm

Venue: Programme Room 1

Please join us for a panel discussion with two of the photographers and the exhibit curator of A Place To Call Home: A Photo Exhibition, where we will explore the texture of life in a single-parent family, the policies that affect single mothers’ access to affordable housing and the stereotypes they encounter out in the world. A research representative from the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) will also be present to give insight into the research methodologies that informed their Single Parents’ Access to Public Housing (2016) report findings, which focused on the impact of housing policies on single mothers in Singapore.

Dinner will be served.

Register at bit.ly/AWAREpanel