We’ve been giving a lot of thought as to the future of Cork Feminista and the feminist communities in Cork. As a result of what we’ve learned from everyone who has been involved with Cork Feminista, we have decided to relaunch the organisation under a new name, Cork Feminist Collective – a new face for a new future!
Here is our new website: www.corkfeministcollective.wordpress.com
Get involved! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to say hi, we won’t bite!
Ongoing: We have two monthly meetings one on a Saturday morning at 10am and One on a Thursday evening at 7:30pm.
Our August Meetings are: Saturday the the 6th of August and Thursday the 25th of August
August 7th | Afternoon Be-Light, A Mental Wellness Afternoon
September 17th & 18th | Sexual Wellness Conference
Cork Feministas annual Sexual Wellness conference returns this year in September for a weekend full of inspiring discussions, insightful talks and interactive workshops. Full line up to be announced. You can get your ticket in advance and support the conference here: https://www.gofundme.com/Corkfeminista
Our July meetings are: Saturday the the 2nd of July and Thursday the 21st of July
July 28th | Film Collective Relaunch with screening of Pariah
June 18th | Talking Circle – Self Love
June 3rd | From Cork to Brazil- End Rape Culture!
May 9th | Coffee Morning
April 23 | Monthly Discussion Group
March 31 | Cork Community Print Shop. 7.45pm.
An Event Organised by Trans/Queer Liberation Ireland
Visible, often Voiceless: On being Loud & Trans from then to now
A Trans day of Visibility talk with subsequent discussion offering a primer on the history & current state of trans issues, with a focus on the subject of trans visibility(and hyper visibility), media representation, and the lack of control trans people – especially vulnerable trans women & trans feminine people have over their narrative.
We’re also looking for trans people of colour, especially TWoC and sex workers to lend their voice, so please get in contact if you’re interested in talking or having a piece read out.
March 26 | Monthly Discussion Group. UCC ORB Room 185: 10am.
This month our discussion group focused on the word Feminist. W discussed such things as:
The words “Feminist/ Feminism”: how effective or counter-productive is it to use them in order to advance feminist causes?
Do you describe yourself openly as a feminist even at your work place?
If you were to represent a social organisation or NGO that has women as its central concern, but also depends on third party funding, would you openly describe it as a feminist organisation?
Do you think Cork Feminista would attract more women or funding if it did not use the word “Feminista” ?
February 28| Cork Feminista hosted a fundraiser pop up shop at Urban Jungle Community Market on Sheares Street.
February 27 | 10am UCC ORB185 Monthly Discussion group.
February 19 | Light Star Theatre Company in association with Cork Feminista present VDay 2016 fundraiser for OSS, Cork (Cork Domestic Violence Resource Centre) – The Spailpin Fanach on Friday 19th February at 8pm
The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play based on V-Day Founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than sixteen years, The Vagina Monologues has given voice to experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues and other artistic works. To learn more about V-Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org.
October 20 | Cork Feminista’s Liz Madden- guest speaker for the Feminist Society (FemSoc) in UCC, discussing Activism. For more information on this event please click here!
July 15 | Conference Room, Performance and Development Service, HSE South, St. Mary’s Health Campus, Gurranebraher, Cork, 10.30am-12.30pm | Maternity Service You Tell Us! The Department of Health is developing a National Maternity Strategy. To help us with this task, we would like to hear your views on maternity services. You are invited to participate in a Focus Group in Cork.
May 27 | The Gallows Bar, Bandon Road, 7.00pm | Pub Quiz: The “F” word. Pub Quiz hosted by Cork Feminista to raise funds for the 2015 Sexual Wellness Conference. €5 per person €3 unwaged/student. For more information on this event please click here.
May 14 | The Haven, Bachelors Quay, 7.30pm | She’s a Punk Rocker UK screening by Red: The Cork Feminista Film Collective. Zilla Minx of Rubella Ballet has put together a wonderful documentary that tells the story of the women who pioneered the British punk rock scene. This is a vital film that brings some balance to the lopsided male-centric history of punk. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHFRHEUL5Tc
May 12 | Camden Pallace Hotel, Camden Quay, 4.00pm | Celebrate LGBT Awareness Week! Free Creative Writing Workshop hosted by Performance Poet Sarah Clancy for Cork Feminista members, in conjunction with Cork LGBT Awareness week! Celebration of the vibrant LGBT Communities in Cork.
May 11-17 | Cork City | LGBT Awareness Week. The Launch of LGBT week on Monday, May 11 2015 at 5.00pm in the Atrium, New Civic Offices.
March 23-26 | Cork Lifelong Learning Festival; featuring CF’s Liz Madden on the Feminization of Poverty– The Impact of Poverty on Female-led Households in Ireland.
March 19 | The Haven, Bachelors Quay, 7.30pm | “The Pieces of Me” screening by Red: The Cork Feminista Film Collective. A documentary film that captures Carol O’Keeffe’s search to find her birth mother. It follows the twists and turns of piecing together her identity, to where a maze of complex pathways eventually leads her. Trailer: http://www.carolokeeffedocumentary.com/
March 8 | International Women’s Day!! Guided City Tour, Celebrate the Ladies of Cork event.
February 6 | South Parish Community Centre | “FIRST WORDS: A CELEBRATION OF STRENGTH AND COURAGE”; A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer.
Dec 20 | Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre | KRAC AGUS CEOIL: A Christmas Jamboree!
December 9 | St Johns Central College | We Were There Film Screening and Q&A featuring Director Laura Aguair and Carol O’Keefe, a RED: Cork Feminista Film Collective event.
November 29 | Western Gateway Building, UCC | Conference on Women in Leadership, UCC FemSoc.
November 21-22 | Trinity College Dublin | Sibéal Annual Conference, Paper presentation by CF’s Siobhan Ramos: ‘Know Your Role’ – Linguistic construction of identities for female gamers.
October 28 | Cork Rally for the Repeal of the 8th Amendment – 2nd Anniversary of the death of Savita.
October 22 | Franciscan Well | Bring your “F” Game Table Quiz, fundraising event.
October 21 | UCC | Women in Academia Panel Discussion, hosted by UCC Feminist Society and Sophia Society.
October 25 | Trash Culture Revue | Cork Feminista Showcase; featuring “The Wall of ‘Femspiration'”, poetry reading, and stand-up comedy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ0Ke97_1r8
September 27 | Dublin | Cork Contingent to the 3rd Annual March for Choice in Dublin with Cork Women’s Right to Choose Group.
September 26 | Kinsale Road Accommodation Centre | ProFest- Song & Dance Protest.
September 13 | UCC | Women and the Media: Feminist Concerns; A panel discussion featuring Sophie Bennett of UK Feminista, Rachel Doyle of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, and Una Mullally, feminist journalist and broadcaster. Moderated by Deirdre O’Shaughnessy of 96FM.
August 29| LINC in Cork | August Screening: But I’m A Cheerleader.
August 26 | LINC in Cork | Reveal: The Real Vs. The Ideal Body Image; Featuring Endangered Bodies Ireland co-ordinator Deirdre Cowman, the research of Eoghan Hanlon on young Irish men’s body image & the media, and our top body image questions answered by Everyday Feminism’s Melissa Fabello.
August 23 | Bishop Lucey Park Cork | Cork calls for an IMMEDIATE REFERENDUM to repeal the eighth amendment.
July 25| Camden Palace Hotel | July Screening: The Bling Ring.
June 21-22| Camden Palace Hotel | Sexual Wellness Conference.
May 16| Camden Palace Hotel | May Screening: “Better Than Chocolate”.
March 8| LINC in Cork | Celebrate International Women’s day at Cork Feminista’s self-care workshop.
February 14| Camden Palace Hotel | Eat, Play, Love: V-Day Love Feast with International Foods and Performances.
January 28| The Other Place Cork | Are you the New Feminist of 2014? What are our member’s ideas and goals for feminism and how can we incorporate them into Cork Feminista’s aims for 2014?
December 7 | Cork City Library | Turn a Wish into a Gift with Cork Feminista’s Giving Tree for Edel House.
October 28 | Cork Opera House | Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar. A vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.
September 28 | The Other Place | Feminista’s Third Birthday Bash! Mad Hatters Tea Party and Feminista Fair. Local Arts, crafts and collectible items with a feminist bent.
September 7 | The Other Place | Online Activism Training Day – delivered by Maureen Considine.
August 31 | Sharman Crawford Street Cork | Feminista Supported the Magdalene Survivors at a protest outside Sisters of Mercy Convent which called on the four religious orders to pay into the compensation fund for survivors.
August 11 | Patrick Street Cork | Magdalene Laundry Survivors banner signing demo; compel the four religious orders to pay into the governments’ compensation fund for survivors. The Four orders that ran the Magdalene Laundries have refused to pay into the compensation fund for survivors of their regime. We stand with the survivors in demanding that the orders pay compensation to their victims.
July 23 | The Other Place | ‘Do you identify with a lie?: Exploring the gender and sexuality spectrum.’. Speakers- Darrin Mathews, a representative of TENI and Trish Connolly a Researcher in the area of gender, sexuality and disability.
June 25 | The Other Place | Film Screening ‘ Breaking Ground Documentary’- The Story of the London Irish Women’s Centre. Followed by discussion on Resource centres in CorkCity.
June 16 | The Other Place | CuntCraft Workshop run by Artist Colette Nolan. Colette’s workshops use poetry and Cuntcraft to encourage women to tell their stories.
June 8 | Sundays Well | A field trip to the Spirituality Centre Sundays Well to research about the Magdalene Laundries.
May 21 | The Other Place | What does justice mean for the Magdalene Laundry survivors? Speakers Dr Sandra McAvoy and Claire McGetterick (committee of Justice for Magdalene).
April 30 | Mr Bradleys | Fundraising pub quiz.
April 16 | The Other Place | Hello fanny: A reunion with your vagina. Guest speaker Mary sky (energy healer). A discussion based on body image as portrayed by media and the cosmetic industry.
March |New Organizers | Liz Madden, Maureen Considine and Emily Davis Fletcher became the new Co-Organizers of Cork Feminista.
Feburary 14 |CIT Crawford College of Art and Design | Screening of “Until the Violence Stops” documentary followed by a RISING dancing party St Aloysius, Secondary School, Sharman Crawford, St Cork. Organised by Maureen Considine, Helen Bohan and Catherine Dunne.
December 6 |Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Pro-choice letter writing event.
November 2| Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Stop cuts to child benefit- The impact of cuts to child benefit on low-income families. Speaker Liz Madden (community activist) from campaign against cuts to child benefit.
September 22 | Bodega | Cork Feminista’s 2nd Birthday. Planning next year’s events. Project Calendar Meeting.
June 21 | Quay Co-op | An open discussion on the Irish Social Welfare System and the difficulties women face in it. With speakers Gaia Charis & Liz Madden.
May 15 | UCC | A film screening of ‘As If I Am Not There’ with Director Juanita Wilson. In association with Hanna’s House & UCC Women’s Studies.
April 20 | Solidarity Books | A film screening of ‘We want roses too’ in partnership with Solidarity Books.
March 8 | Metropole Hotel | International Women’s Day Celebration – World Cafe Style Discussion with a performance from Rashenkoti Dance Tribe.
February 25 | UCC | “From X to ABC: 20 Years On” With Speakers: Dr Lisa Smyth, Queen’s University Belfast (Author of Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Ireland (Ashgate 2005); Dr. Mary Favier, Media Spokesperson for Doctors for Choice; Niall Behan, CEO of the Irish Family Planning Association; & Dr. Brenda Daly, Law & Government, DCU. In assocation with Women’s Studies UCC.
February 23 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | How do I tell them I’m Pro Choice? A lobbying workshop focusing specifically on how to discuss the issue of abortion with Irish politicians. In association with Cork Women’s Right To Choose Group.
January 26 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Lived Experiences: Migrant Women Living in Ireland. Speakers on the night included Tabi Rose Eseme, Chairperson of Cork African Women’s Group; Nilmini Fernando, Sri Lankan, PhD candidate at UCC Women’s Studies; Fiona Finn, CEO Nasc & Claire Cumisky, Legal Information Officer, Nasc.
January 6 | The Gate Cinema | Cinema Trip to see The Iron Lady.
November 19 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | Advocacy & Activism Training. An intensive 4 hr training session for anyone interested in running campaigns/becoming an advocate. This training is based on increasing your skill set and as such is not issue specific. This will be an introductory training and so is aimed at those who don’t have a huge amount of experience already. Sessions will cover what is advocacy, how to run a campaign, how to work with the media, public speaking and how to lobby politicians. Our aim is to have external trainers where possible for each session.
October 23 | Crawford College of art and Design | Documentary Screening: Marina Abramovic, Artist is Present This is a Cork Feminista event, hosted by Maureen Considine.
October 20 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room | A Discussion on Prostitution. Speaker: Wendy Lyon, Statement: Louise (former prostitute).
September 8 | 8 North Mall | 1st Birthday – The Future of Feminism. A roundtable discussion with Clara Fisher & Padraig de Ris. Music by DJ Terasa Jackson.
July 9 | Cork City Centre | Join the Dots Demo.
June 6 & July 2 | The Woodford | Planning meetings for Join the Dots.
June 3 | The Other Place | Launch of ‘Queer As Political’ Art Exhibition as part of Cork Pride.
May 25 | The Metropole Hotel | Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue.
April 13 | 8 North Mall | ‘This is my constitution’ performed by Ungovernable Bodies.
March 8 | 8 North Mall | Cork Women – A Centenary Celebration. Kathy D’arcy, Dr Sandra McAvoy, UCC and Deirdre O Shaughnessy, Cork Independent were all speakers.
Feburary 19 | 8 North Mall | LGBT Love – Why civil marriage is a feminist issue! With Hazel Cullen, LGBT Noise, Moninne Griffith, MarriagEquality and Dr Angela O Connell.
January 27 | The Metropole Hotel | Book Club: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy.