Community Law and Mediation in conjunction with Near FM and Coolock Library is proud to announce our free public lecture series on women and 1916, with a focus on social justice.

By janeosullivan, Monday, 22nd February 2016 | 0 comments
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Women of 1916: Social Justice Then and Now

 

Community Law and Mediation in conjunction with Near FM and Coolock Library is proud to announce our free public lecture series on women and 1916, with a focus on social justice. The events will take place in Coolock Library on 24th February, 2nd March and 9th March at 6:30 pm.

 

In this centenary year, we want to recognise the contribution and role of ordinary women of in the period around the Easter Rising and their impact, which can still be felt today. The purpose of this series is to get people talking and thinking about these women and not only the high profile ones – the quiet ones, the brazen ones, the funny, the tenacious.  This series will look at what they did and what they weren’t allowed to do.  What were their lives like, what did they read, what did they sing, what conditions did they live in? How did they agitate, both in their own lives as women and in the broader political context of the time? 

 

The series will feature contributions comparing social justice for these women and their contemporaries to the experience of women now. The lectures, delivered by historians, authors and lawyers, will discuss those women involved in the Rising as well as providing a portrait of the rights of women at the time and the impact of the law on their lives.  The conversations will be accompanied by performances by the Goleen singers, will be recorded and broadcast by Near FM. We hope that this lecture series will give an opportunity to the community of North Dublin and beyond to discuss, debate and reflect on the changes that have occurred in human rights and the lives of Irish women since 1916, thus remembering an often overlooked part of our history in the context of a major and defining event.  The contributors will provide an insight in to the influence of the period on women’s rights to this day and the influence or lack of it on the laws that govern today’s society.

 

 

Wednesday February 24th

 

PRESENTER: Debbie Hutchinson

GUESTS: Niamh Murray, 'Women & the Rising'

               Dr Conor McCabe, The economic situation for women 1916

SINGERS: An Góilín: Fergus Russell

 

Wednesday March 2nd

 

PRESENTER: Debbie Hutchinson

GUESTS:  Donna Cooney – Elizabeth O’Farrell

                Padraig Yeates, Women and the Law/Crime and Punishment

SINGERS: An Góilín: Fergus Russell

 

Wednesday March 9th

 

PRESENTER: Felicity Kearney

GUESTS:  Rhona McCord, Tenements/Social Conditions

                Dr Aoife O’Donoghue, Legal & Social status of women in 1916

SINGERS: An Góilín: Fergus Russell.

 

 

Admission is free but booking is advised.  To book, please contact Coolock Library on (01) 8477781 or Email: coolocklibrary@dublincity.ie.

This is part of the Dublin City Council 1916/2016 Centenary Programme.

 

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