SIPTU Equality is hosting a series of events in Liberty Hall to mark International Women’s Weekend 2013.

Friday, 8th March
Ceremony to Launch the Irish Women Workers Union Commemorative Plaque on Liberty Hall – Beresford Place, Dublin 1, at 5.00 p.m. All welcome.
Following the plaque launch, the International Women’s Day 2013 Celebration will be held in Liberty Hall. The evening of food, drink, ceol agus craic will feature a pop-up Lockout Commemorative Soup Kitchen in the basement of Liberty Hall. 100 years after Countess Markievicz fed the 1913 Lockout strikers and their families in the same spot, we want to welcome friends to come and join us as we eat, drink, chat, sing and celebrate our proud tradition. Tickets are €5 and are available on the door. All proceeds to the Irish Women Worker’s Union (IWWU) Commemorative Committee. (see here for an article in the Irish Times from October 2012 on the IWWU).

Saturday, 9th March
One Struggle: Women Workers 1913-2013 is a day long free event in Liberty Hall. The day will feature a hedge school, conference papers, speeches, film, the announcement of a major new art project, an opportunity to observe the 1913 tapestry in the making and the launch of a new book. The theme of the day is 100 years of women’s struggle with a particular emphasis on women in the trade union movement. The full programme of events is viewable at www.siptu.ie and you can register there if you wish to attend.

Sunday, 10th March
On the Seventh Day She Rested – a tour of the graves of prominent women activists who are buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. Orator: Sean Mac Thomais. Meet at the front gate at 2.30pm. €3 per person.

(image credit: IWD 2013 on twitter: https://twitter.com/iwd2013)

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Written by Sinead Ring

Sinéad Ring is a lecturer at Kent Law School where she teaches Evidence, Criminal Justice and Gender, Sexuality and Law. She recently received her PhD from University College Cork on constructions of fairness in historic abuse cases. You can contact her on s.ring@kent.ac.uk