For Immediate Release
5th September 2011
The Future of Feminism: Cork Feminista Celebrates First Anniversary
Cork Feminista is delighted to be marking their first anniversary with a celebration including food, drink, music, and a discussion on the future of feminism. The celebration will take place on Thursday 8th September 2011, from 7 – 10pm, at 8 North Mall, Cork. People are encouraged to bring their own drinks to enjoy, or share, if they wish!
Clara Fischer of the Irish Feminist Network and Pádraig de Rís, Gender Equality Officer with the Union of Students in Ireland will give their thoughts on the future of feminism, before we open the floor to a general discussion. Following the discussion, we will celebrate our first birthday with a cake specially designed by Moira Kavanagh and with music by DJ Terasa Jackson.
The past year has seen Cork Feminista gain national media attention for commentary on women’s issues in addition to hosting 10 public meetings on topics ranging from gender quotas to civil marriage to book clubs. In July 2011, Cork Feminista organized a “Join the Dots” demonstration in Cork City to highlight issues around sexual violence.
Linda Kelly, Organiser at Cork Feminista says:
“Some people like to say that feminism is dead, but over the past year we have met women and men from all over Cork who are engaged and interested with the topic of feminism, and we have been overwhelmed by the support we have received. It just goes to show that feminism is alive and well.”
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Note to the Editor:
Cork Feminista was founded by Linda Kelly, and Dr. Jennifer DeWan, in August 2010 to provide a discussion and activist space for feminism in Cork. It is a collective of women and men who meet once a month to discuss different issues related to women’s equality and feminism. The meetings allow participants to explore their thoughts on equality and feminism and also network with other campaigners nationally and internationally.