International Womens Day Centenary Events

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International Women's Day Centenary Events

International Women’s Day (IWD) was first celebrated in 1911. This year marks 100 years of worldwide IWD events and celebrations. Since 2007 Dublin City Council IWD Working Group has sought to ensure that the day is permanently etched into the political, social, economic and cultural calendar of the City by organising events throughout the city.

This year’s events are wide-ranging and are aimed at promoting women’s health and well-being. They are scheduled to take place around IWD 8th March.

The Chair of the City Council IWD Group, Cllr. Emer Costello says

“International Women’s Day 8th March is a global day of celebration where women from all countries and of different political, economic, social, linguistic and ethnic backgrounds can join together to reflect on the struggle for equality over the past century, celebrate the achievements to date and identify the challenges for the future.”

 

Details of some Council events are given below

International Women’s Day Events:

LET’S WALK AND TALK – Women and their contribution to the Health of Dublin past, Sunday 6th March 2011 at 12 noon

Venue: Meet at Fusiliers’ Arch, St. Stephen’s Green.

Join historian Pat Liddy to explore the role that women have played over the years in the development of healthcare in our city. Actors representing major figures from history e.g. Elizabeth O’Farrell and Molly Malone will feature along the route on the day. Free event.


YOUR HEALTH IS YOUR WEALTH

A series of free community information evenings on the prevention and early detection of cancer

Venues:  Ballymun Civic Centre, Main Street, Ballymun on Monday 7th March at 7 p.m., Ballyfermot Civic Centre, Ballyfermot Road on Wed. 9th March at 7 p.m. and City Hall Space, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin 8 on Thurs. 10th March at 5 p.m.

 

HISTORY OF THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT IN IRELAND – MARY CULLEN

Venue:  Central Library on Tues. 8th March at 1 p.m.

Mary Cullen is a former Senior Lecturer in Modern History at NUI Maynooth and currently a Research Associate at the Centre for Gender and Women’s Studies TCD. Booking essential at T. 873 4333 E. openlearning@dublincity.ie

 

TALK TO THE HEAD SCARF – EMMA HANNIGAN

Venue: Pembroke Library on Tues. 8th March at 1.30 p.m.
Courageous, indefatigable, irrepressible are just some words to describe Emma Hannigan whose many battles with cancer have left her bloodied but unbowed. She shares her remarkable story in her new book ‘Talk to the Head Scarf’. To book T. 668 9575


THE ART SCULPTURE WORKSHOP

Venue: Axis Centre, Ballymun on Tues. 8th March 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
The Ballymun Women’s Resource Centre has organised an art workshop as part of local celebrations for IWD. A public celebration of achievement for both learning and presentation of the sculptures will take place following the workshop. See http://www.axis-ballymun.ie  for details


WOMEN’S HEALTH EVENTS ON 8TH MARCH

These events, promoting Women’s health, feature Blood Pressure Testing, Tai Chi, Beauty Tips and Treatments. See website for details of what’s on offer in each venue and for times.

Venues:  St. Helena’s House, Finglas South

Darndale Belcamp Village Centre, Darndale

Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre, Gracefield Road,

Finglas & Ballymun Leisure Centre – Women’s promotional day

Unit 60, Clongriffin Main Street, Dublin 13 (coffee morning)

Cabra Area Office, Shopping Area, 97 Cabra Road.

For more information

For international and local event information please see the International Women’s Day website: http://www.internationalwomensday.com/  

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