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Event Series Warms Up for Women’s Day Off

margreteir-safnaskotturA series of events with female artists is currently taking place at Kjarvalsstadir, Reykjavík Art Museum, to warm up for the Women’s Day Off. On Monday, women will cut their work day short and march in the streets at 2:25 pm to raise awareness of the gender gap in salaries.

This weekend, singer Margrét Eir Hjartardóttir (pictured) will perform at 12:30 pm on Saturday and on Sunday Hrafnhildur Schram, curator of the ‘The Will as a Weapon’, dedicated to the women’s rights movement in the 1970s, will guide visitors around the exhibition at 3 pm.

On Monday at 12:30 pm, visual artist Hildur Hákonardóttir will wrap up the series with a reading from the book Já, ég thori, get og vil (“Yes, I dare, can and want to”). A discussion will follow on what prompted women go on strike for the first time in 1975.

Click here to watch an audio slideshow from the 30th anniversary of the Women’s Day Off in 2005 and here to read a review about ‘The Will as a Weapon’.

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