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Lismore Women’s Festival cancelled.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that is sweeping NSW and other states in Australia the Lismore Women’s Festival has been cancelled.

‘We feel it would be irresponsible for us to proceed, especially as a health organisation, where the wellbeing of women is at the centre of what we do. We just can’t go ahead,’ said Kelly Banister, General Manager of Northern Rivers Women and Children’s Services Inc (NORWACS).

‘While we are disappointed, we are whole-heartedly committed to the festival and have started planning the 2023 festival.’

The Women’s Festival was scheduled to take place on International Women’s Day (IWD), 8 March and has now been transferred to an online event.

‘International Women’s Day is an important day for women to acknowledge! NORWACS will mark IWD on Tuesday 8th March, with an online event, so we hope you can join us to share ideas and stories with other women and feminists,’ said Emma Newman, Festival Coordinator.

The IWD event will be announced on the Festival facebook and email list, plus Lismore Women’s Health and Resource Centre (LWHRC) facebook page and website.

For more information, please contact Emma Newman, Festival Coordinator on 0490 160 060, [email protected] , or follow the Festival and/or LWHRC facebook pages.

‘Thanks to all people who have proposed events and started planning with us. We know you might be disappointed but we will keep those ideas current for next festival, so let’s plan for a great one next year!’ said Ms Newman.

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