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International Women's Week 2015

 

International Women's Week 2015 Schedule

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About International Women's WeekInternational Women's Day logo

International Women's Week takes place annually in College celebrating women's contributions in artistic and scientific fields and marking College's participation in a global campaign for rights and equality. International Women's Week is possible thanks to the enthusiasm of TCD students and staff from a range of societies and departments.

If you would like to get involved in International Women's Week 2015 please contact the Equality Officer.

Information on previous College International Women's Weeks

International Women's Day has been celebrated internationally since 1911. To find out more, visit www.internationalwomensday.com.

 

International Women's Week 2015 Schedule Monday 2nd - Saturday 7th March


 

Monday 2nd

Tuesday 3rd

Wednesday 4th

Thursday 5th Friday 6th Saturday 7th
Morning   Breakfast with Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist, 8:15am, Trinity Long Room Hub   Breakfast with Marion Courtney-McKillen, DUWGA President, 8:15am, TCD Global Room    
  GSU #HeForShe Information Stand and Sign-Ups, 10:30am to 12:30pm, Front Square   GSU #HeForShe Information Stand and Sign-Ups, 10:30am to 12:30pm, Front Square   GSU Interactive Mock Court with Feminist Judgements, 10:00am to 12pm, TCD Global Room  
Lunchtime International Women's Week launch, 1:30pm, Front Square Panel Discussion: Women's Inequality in the Global South, 12pm, Arts Building 2041b Women and Technology: Information Session with #DigiWomen, 1pm, location TBC   Postgraduate Master Class with Dr Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi, 12:30pm to 2:30pm, TCD Global Room Shadows and Lights: Symposium in honour of Camille Souter, 2pm, Emmet Theatre, Arts Building
             
Evening 1 TCD Art Collections Special Exhibition and Talk on Contemporary Artist Camille Souter, 6pm, Arts Building Concourse (Outside the Jonathan Swift Lecture Theatre) PyLadies Dublin meetup, 6pm, Science Gallery Deloitte Gallery FGM Documentary Screening and Discussion, 6:30pm, TCD Global Room TIDI and School of Social Work and Social Policy Film Screening: "Dreams of Dutiful Daughters", 6pm, The Innovation Academy

Practicing Choice: A discussion on achieving comprehensive abortion care in Ireland, 6pm, Arts Building Davis Lecture Theatre

 
Evening 2 College Historical Society Edmund Burke Session: Feminism in the 21st Century, 7pm, Hist Conversation Room, GMB   The Hist Debate: This House Believes Porn Damages Society, 7pm, GMB Chamber Rose Wylie Exhibition Opening Night, 6pm, Douglas Hyde Gallery Fundraising Table Quiz for Women's Aid, 7pm, The Pavilion Bar  
Evening 3       Trinity Labour Film Screening: "Wadjda", 7pm, Arts Building 2041b    
Evening 4       Women in Medicine: Panel Discussion with Biosoc, 7pm, John Durkan Lecture Theatre, St James' Hospital    
Evening 5       “Did Women have a Great War?” The Annual War in History Lecture, 7:30pm, Synge Theatre    
 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday Friday Saturday

 

Monday 2 March

GSU #HeForShe Information Stand and Sign-Ups
From 10:30am to 12:30pm, TCD Graduate Students' Union will be running an information stand on Front Square for the UN #HeForShe campaign.

The #HeForShe campaign is a "global solidarity movement for gender equality", organised by the United Nations. Its aim is to empower men to successfully advocate for women's rights and gender equality, and to get women and men working together to advance the status of women. The GSU information stand will promote the #HeForShe campaign and recruit sign-ups for the online pledge of commitment to gender equality.

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: Front Square
Organizer: TCD Graduate Students' Union
Contact: GSU

 

International Women's Week LaunchIWW 2014 Launch Event
College Registrar Professor Shane Allwright and Senator Ivana Bacik will formally launch International Women's Week 2015 at 1:30pm on Front Square; this year's theme is 'Make It Happen'.
Get your International Women's Week t-shirt and join us in telling the world what you want to see happen this year to promote gender equality.

Professor Shane Allwright is the Registrar and has statutory responsibility for the records of both Trinity College Dublin and the University of Dublin. Amongst other projects, she led the working group tasked with creating the new College visual identity, which was approved by Board in December 2014. In a six-month period, the working group consulted with over 40 groups of students, scholars, staff, fellows, alumni and retired staff across College about the revised visual identity proposals.

Senator Ivana Bacik is Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology in Trinity College Dublin. She is Senator for the University of Dublin constituency and leader of the Labour group in Seanad Éireann. She is a Barrister and Senior Lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is a well-known human rights campaigner and was also SU President in Trinity as a student.

Time: 1:30pm
Venue: Front Square
Organizer: Equality Office and IWW team
Contact: Equality Officer


 

TCD Art Collections Special Exhibition and Talk on Contemporary Artist Camille SouterCamille Souter Exhibition and Talk
The Trinity College Dublin Art Collections presents a special exhibition of the paintings of Camille Souter held by the University. The display will be on show from the 2nd March to the 28th August 2015 and will be launched by an informal talk given by Garrett Cormican, artist and friend of Camille, alumnus of The Department of the History of Art, and author of 'Camille Souter: The Mirror in the Sea', 2006. The talk is free and all are most welcome. The exhibition is organised in response to the Symposium honouring the artist on Saturday 7th March 2015, organised by The Department of the History of Art and Architecture, in association with The Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and The Equality Office, TCD.

Time: 6pm to 6:30pm
Venue: Arts Building Concourse Exhibition area, meet in front of the display panels beside The Jonathan Swift Lecture Theatre
Organizer: The Trinity College Dublin Art Collections
Contact: Catherine Giltrap, Curator

 

 

 

 

College Historical Society Edmund Burke Session: Feminism in the 21st Century

Four guest speakers will give talks on issues that are important to feminists in 21st century Ireland. Each guest speaker will be introduced by a student speaker.

Guest speakers include:
Marita Conlon-McKenna, author of Under the Hawthorn Tree, as well as a number of women's fiction novels, will be speaking on the history of Irish feminism. She is currently working on a book set between 1901-1916 following Irish women in the lead up to The Rising.
Neasa Hardiman, an Irish Director, will be talking about representation of women on screen.
Nastaise Leddy worked as a barrister for 20 years. She gave up her work as a barrister when she had children and she now produces plays. She will be talking about working in male dominated environments.
Ebun Akpoveta is a counsellor, pastor, motivational speaker, intercultural consultant and the author of the new book Becoming Unforgettable: Uncovering the Essence of the Woman, which examines society’s attitude towards women and highlights their plight behind closed doors. The book encourages women to step out of the box and reach for their personal best.

To be followed by a reception.

Time: 7pm
Venue: Hist Conversation Room, GMB
Organizer: College Historical Society
Contact: corrsec@thehist.com

 

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Tuesday 3 March

Breakfast with Helen Shenton, Librarian and College Archivist
This is an opportunity to meet with Librarian and College Archivist, Helen Shenton, in an informal setting to hear about her remarkable career and her current role in College. Helen is the first woman to ever be appointed to this role in Trinity.

Amongst other roles, Helen has served as Executive Director of Harvard Library, led the care of the UK’s national documentary heritage collection and national printed archive at the British Library, and cared for one of the world’s finest decorative arts collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. A light breakfast will be served to attendees.

An article about Helen's appointment, featured in the College Library's Folio newsletter, can be found at this link: https://www.tcd.ie/Library/about/newsletters/folio/04/02.php

Time: 8:15am
Venue: Trinity Long Room Hub Ideas Space
Organizer: Equality Office
Contact: Equality Officer

 

Panel Discussion: Women's Inequality in the Global South
In recent years, an increasing level of focus has been put on women's rights and gender inequality in developing countries and the Global South. This panel of experts will explore this issue from a range of perspectives, including on-the-ground development work, development practice theory, and gender-based health inequalities.

Panellists include:

  • Teamrat Belai: Teamrat Belai is a Senior Programme Officer for Trócaire for their livelihood programme in Ethiopia.  Teamrat has 20 years of professional experience in the Development sector, working on Plant Protection and Disaster Prevention. Teamrat has also worked as chair for the Women’s Association of Tigray, a grassroots women’s organization, aimed at building a strong and sustainable network of women.
  • Dr Susan Murphy: Susan Murphy is an Assistant Professor in Trinity's School of Natural Sciences, and Programme Coordinator of the joint TCD/UCD Masters in Development Practice. Susan sits on the steering committee of the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI), and is visiting fellow with REPOA, Policy Research for Development, Tanzania. Susan is also a member of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Council hosted by Columbia University Earth Institute, New York, and a Co-Founder and Director of The Dublin Lab - UN SDSN Academic Centre hosted by UCD School of Politics and International Relations. She is currently leading baseline research projects on gender and education, and the gendered dimensions of climate change in East Africa.
  • Dr Frédérique Vallières: Frédérique Vallières is an Assistant Professor in the Trinity Centre for Global Health, and the coordinator of the International Doctorate in Global Health (INDIGO). She has also previously worked as a research assistant on the Centre's Access to Infant and Maternal Health (AIM-Health) programme. Frédérique is a co-founder of Reach Out to Humanity (ROTH), a secular non-profit organisation focused on improving the capacity of existing community groups to provide access to health care, clean water, education, nutrition, and shelter to disadvantaged populations around the world. Frédérique was recognised for her work with ROTH in 2013 when she was named the 2013 Young Woman of Distinction by the Women's Y Foundation in Montréal.

Time: 12pm
Venue: Uí Chadhain Lecture Theatre 2041b, Arts Building
Organizer: Equality Office
Contact: Equality Officer

 

PyLadies Dublin Meetup
Calling all Pythonistas! The PyLadies Dublin group will be holding a meetup in the Science Gallery's Deloitte Gallery from 6pm to 8pm. All women with an interest in Python-based programming are very welcome to attend. Attendees will need to bring their own laptops on the night, power sockets and WiFi access will be available.

Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Deloitte Gallery, Science Gallery
Organizers: Equality Office; PyLadies Dublin
Contact: Equality Officer; PyLadies Dublin

Web Link: http://www.meetup.com/PyLadiesDublin/events/220646882/

 

CANCELLED: Bernadette McAliskey
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the event advertised for this evening featuring Bernadette McAliskey has been cancelled. We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience caused.

 

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Wednesday 4 March

GSU #HeForShe Information Stand and Sign-Ups
From 10:30am to 12:30pm, TCD Graduate Students' Union will be running an information stand on Front Square for the UN #HeForShe campaign.

The #HeForShe campaign is a "global solidarity movement for gender equality", organised by the United Nations. Its aim is to empower men to successfully advocate for women's rights and gender equality, and to get women and men working together to advance the status of women. The GSU information stand will promote the #HeForShe campaign and recruit sign-ups for the online pledge of commitment to gender equality.

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: Front Square
Organizer: TCD Graduate Students' Union
Contact: GSU

 

Women and Technology: Information Session with #DigiWomen
#DigiWomen, a representative group for female technology makers and users in Ireland (http://digi-women.com/about-digiwomen/), will be presenting some findings from their #SheDidIt project at the Dublin Web Summit. More details coming soon.
Time: 1pm
Venue: TBC
Organiser: Equality Officer
Contact: Equality Officer

 

FGM Documentary Screening and Discussion
DU Amnesty, Trinity Global Development Society, and DUGES are coming together to present an event on FGM. The event will take the form of a short documentary screening followed by a panel discussion. More details to follow.

Time: 6:30pm
Venue: TCD Global Room
Organizers: DU Amnesty; Trinity Global Development Society; DUGES
Contact: amnesty@csc.tcd.ie

 

The Hist Debate: This House Believes Porn Damages Society

Porn has been in existence longer than civilisation itself, with sexual cave paintings dating back to prehistoric times. Since then, the nature of porn and our relationship with it has evolved immeasurably. Modern technology (not least the advent of the Incognito Tab) means that porn is now almost universally accessible, allowing it to become more and more normalised in society. With that comes ever more discussion around the ethics of porn. Does it have any place in sexual education? Does it give us unrealistic expectations about sex, and place unfair pressure on our partners? Is porn inherently degrading to women, or is that simply a reflection of faults in society as a whole? As part of International Women’s Week, the Hist seeks to answer some of these questions, and look at the real implications of porn in our society. Join us in the GMB this Wednesday for what’s bound to be a great debate followed by the usual lavish reception. The opening proposition speaker shall be Rita Harrold from the feminist-socialist campaigning group ROSA.

Time: 7pm
Venue: GMB Chamber
Organizers: College Historical Society (The Hist)
Contact: corrsec@thehist.com


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Thursday 5 March

Breakfast with Marion Courtney-McKillen, DUWGA President
We are delighted to be joined for Thursday morning breakfast by Marion Courtney-McKillen, President of the Dublin University Women Graduates Association (http://www.duwga.ie/about-us.html). Marion's visit presents an excellent opportunity to learn more about the benefits and networking opportunities offered by DUWGA. A light breakfast will be served to attendees.

Time: 8:15am
Venue: Trinity Global Room
Organizer: Equality Office
Contact: Equality Officer

 

TIDI and School of Social Work and Social Policy Film Screening: "Dreams of Dutiful Daughters"

To mark International Women’s Day, the Trinity International Development Initative (TIDI) has partnered with the School of Social Work and Social Policy to present the film ‘Dreams of Dutiful Daughters’, by Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi, the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Research Fellow in Gender & Burmese Studies at Oxford University. Filmed along the Thailand-Burma (Myanmar) border, ‘Dreams of Dutiful Daughters’ documents the experiences of Burmese women in poverty who, desperate to survive and support their families, cross the border to find work in Thailand. Here their precarious legal status often leaves them vulnerable to exploitation and violence, including sex trafficking.

Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi draws on years of experience working with vulnerable Burmese communities in sensitive and complex political environments where violence, poverty, and substance abuse are common. Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi, will be introduced by Dr. Juliette Hussey, Vice President of Global Relations, followed by a film introduction, which will provide some context and background to the issues it raises for women, families and communities. The film screening will be followed by an interview (in conversation-style) with Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi on the film and her work.


Time: 6pm
Venue: The Innovation Academy, 3 Foster Place
Organizers: TIDI; School of Social Work and Social Policy
Contact: TIDI Coordinator

Web Link: https://www.tcd.ie/tidi/news-events/tidi/#link_dreams_dutiful_daughters

 

Rose Wylie Exhibition Opening Night

The Douglas Hyde Gallery shall be hosting an exhibition of paintings by Rose Wylie from 6 March to 13 May.

Last year, Wylie was awarded the prestigious John Moores Painting Prize, one of Britain's most important art awards. You can read more about her achievement here. At eighty years of age, she has had recent solo exhibitions in Tate Britain, Union Gallery, London and Philadelphia University of the Arts Gallery. This will be her first exhibition in Ireland. Her paintings borrow from films and popular culture with a unique sense of innocence and directness. The large scale canvases are often joined together to create an even more dramatic presentation with works angled around corners to lead viewers through their narrative. For more information, please see the web link below.


Time: 6pm-7:30pm
Venue: The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Arts Building
Organizers: The Douglas Hyde Gallery
Contact: Douglas Hyde Gallery

Web Link: http://www.douglashydegallery.com/current/#/rose-wylie-gallery-1/


Trinity Labour Film Screening: "Wadjda"Wadjda Film Poster
Wadjda, an 11-year-old Saudi girl living in the capital Riyadh, dreams of owning a green bicycle that she passes in a store every day on her way to school. She wants to race against her friend Abdullah, a boy from the neighbourhood, but riding bikes is frowned upon for girls and Wadjda's mother refuses to buy one for her daughter. Wadjda decides to participate in a Quran recital competition, the cash prize of which would allow her to pay for the bike.

Wadjda (2012) is a Saudi Arabian–German film, written and directed by Haifaa al-Mansour. It was the first feature film shot entirely in Saudi Arabia and the first feature-length film made by a female Saudi director. It won numerous awards at film festivals around the world. It was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2014 BAFTA Awards. To mark International Women's Week, Trinity Labour and Labour Youth will be screening the film in the Uí Chadhain Lecture Theatre 2041b, Arts Building.

Time: 7pm
Venue: Uí Chadhain Theatre 2041b, Arts Building
Organizer: Trinity Labour
Contact: Trinity Labour

Web Link: http://www.facebook.com/events/1534451603486887

 

Women in Medicine: Panel Discussion with Biosoc

The TCD Biological Association (Biosoc) is celebrating International Women's Week with the panel discussion "Women in Medicine" on Thursday March 5th. Biosoc's aim is to honour the women leading the medical profession in Ireland today, and to inspire the next generation of leaders.

Biosoc has assembled a panel of wonderful women, each at the cutting edge of their particular fields. Our guests will each give a short presentation about their career, the choices they have faced by nature of being a woman, and their advice for the doctors of tomorrow. Then we shall open the floor to questions.

Our panel includes:
   - Dr Jennifer Westrup:  consultant medical oncologist, Director of Oncology and Medical Director at the Beacon Hospital
   - Ms Sarah Early:  consultant cardiothoracic surgeon
   - Dr Suzanne Hart:  consultant radiologist with special interest in Breast Imaging
   - Prof Veronica O'Keane:  consultant psychiatrist and TCD lecturer, with specialist interest in perinatal psychiatry
   - Dr Katie Field:  Obstetricia-Gynaecologist and TCD clinical lecturer

A medical career poses a unique set of challenges for women balancing professional and personal life. The very nature of training schemes, the gruelling hours, being on call and constant exams means women who want families have to time them so carefully to avoid falling behind professionally. The event will also explore those women who choose to forgo having a family for their careers, as that is their perogative.

The event will take place on Thursday March 5th at 7pm in the John Durkan Lecture Theatre in the Trinity Centre at St James Hospital. All are welcome.


Time: 7pm
Venue: John Durkan Lecture Theatre, the Trinity Centre, St. James' Hospital
Organizers: TCD Biological Association (Biosoc)
Contact: Biosoc Secretary

 

“Did Women have a Great War?” The Annual War in History Lecture
The Centre for War Studies, in the School of Histories and Humanities, is holding its annual War in History lecture. The title is 'Did Women have a Great War?', and shall be delivered by the renowned Professor Susan Grayzel of the University of Mississippi.

Time: 7:30pm
Venue: JM Synge Theatre, Arts Building
Organizer: Centre for War Studies
Contact: Associate Director, Centre for War Studies

Web Link: www.tcd.ie/warstudies/events/

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Friday 6 March

GSU Interactive Mock Court with Feminist Judgements
The Graduate Students' Union shall be hosting an interactive mock court with feminist judgements. A light lunch shall be provided.
Time
: 10:00am to 12pm
Venue: TCD Global Room
Organizer: TCD Graduate Students’ Union
Contact: GSU Events Officer

 

Postgraduate Master Class with Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar KyiSchool of Social Work and Social Policy logoTIDI logo

The two-hour masterclass is open to all postgraduate students who are interested or involved in research projects relating to international development, particularly in the areas of gender, poverty and forced migration issues. It will provide students with the opportunity to learn from the extensive research experience of Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi, and hear her insights into some of the challenges she has confronted. 

The masterclass aims to be interactive in nature, offering students the chance to seek Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi’s views on issues they are facing in their own research projects.  Dr. Daw Khin Mar Mar Kyi is currently the Daw Aung San Suu Kyi Research Fellow in Gender & Burmese Studies at Oxford University. A social anthropologist, gender specialist and filmmaker, in 2013 she won the 'Excellence in Research Award' from the Australia Gender Institute.

Employing a transformative research methodology, her work spans child protection, trafficking, gender violence, migration and governance issues, most recently involving an extended field trip to Myanmar (Burma) last summer and autumn.  She draws from many years of experience working with vulnerable Burmese women and communities in sensitive and complex politically charged environments.  A light lunch will be provided.

To register for the masterclass and for further information contact: TIDI Coordinator Dawn Quinn: email: dquinn4@tcd.ie,  Tel: +353-1-896 3668.


Time: 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Venue: TCD Global Room, 1st Floor, Watts Building
Organizers: TIDI; School of Social Work and Social Policy
Contact: TIDI Coordinator

 

Practicing Choice: A discussion on achieving comprehensive abortion care in Ireland
Medical Students for Choice shall be hosting a panel discussion on the practicalities and obstacles to achieving comprehensive abortion care in Ireland.

Time: 6pm
Venue: Davis Lecture Theatre, Arts Building
Organizer: Medical Students for Choice
Contact: butlerkam@gmail.com

 

Fundraising Table Quiz for Women's Aid
What better way to round off International Women's Week than a nice relaxing table quiz? Come join DU Amnesty, DUGES, TCDSU and GSU in the Pav from 7pm for a fundraiser in aid of the charity for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Women's Aid. Entry to the quiz will be €3 per head, and a raffle will also be held with lines sold for €2.

Women's Aid is in crucial need of funding, as it plans to extend its national freephone helpline service from a 12-hour daily service to a 24-hour service. All funds that are raised for Women's Aid this year will be greatly needed to assist this, so this is a great cause to support.


Time
: 7pm
Venue: The Pavilion Bar
Organizer: DU Amnesty; DUGES; TCDSU; GSU
Contact: DU Amnesty

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Saturday 7 March

Shadows and Lights: Symposium in Honour of Camille SouterSymposium Poster
As part of the ‘Shadow and lights; Women in Irish visual culture’ discussion series, now in its fourth year, a symposium shall be held in honour of the artist Camille Souter. Organised by the Department of History of Art/TRIARC in association with the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies and the Equality Office, this symposium will feature contributions from Catherine Marshall (chair), Cecily Brennan, Garrett Cormican, Christina Kennedy, Patrick T. Murphy, and Yvonne Scott. A collection of Camille's works from the TCD Art Collection, curated by Catherine Giltrap, shall be on display in the Arts Building.


Time: 2pm; Registration from 1:30pm
Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Building
Organizers: Department of History of Art/TRIARC, Centre for Gender and Women's Studies, Equality Office
Contact: Dr Yvonne Scott

Web Link: https://www.tcd.ie/History_of_Art/news/shadow-lights.php


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Last updated: Mar 03 2015.