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What women want, what women get – a series of Women’s Studies talks with the Centre for Adult Continuing Education, (ACE) UCC 

This year Cork County Library is organising a number of events during 2018 to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage. Following on from the successful panel discussion to mark International Women’s Day and to continue our programme of events, a series of lectures looking at women's related issues will take place in library branches around Cork County over the coming weeks, beginning in Mallow on April 17 at 11.00am. These lectures will be given by staff from ACE and will cover a wide variety of women's related issues from women in the home and family, to women in conflict, to name just a few. These lectures can be seen as a taster of the Women's Studies programme that ACE offers, and are a great opportunity for those who visit branches throughout the county. For a full list of the programme of talks, please see below. All are welcome to attend these free talks, however to book a place, please contact the Branch where the talk is due to take place. Further information can be found at www.corkcoco.ie/library

 

 

 

Women and Decision Making with Ms. Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill , Midleton (021 4613929) Friday April 27th at 7:30pm

This talk will look at how women still have a long way to go towards equal representation in positions of power and leadership, whether it’s in the boardroom or the cabinet. Rola is programme coordinator of Diploma in Women’s Studies, and Diploma in Development Studies in ACE (Adult Continuing Education, UCC).

Women and Islam with Ms. Rola Abu Zeid – O’Neill , Macroom (026 42483) Tuesday May 1st at 11.30am

Islam is one of the most criticized religion for its attitudes toward women. This talk will look at the status and the role of women in Islam. Rola is programme coordinator of Diploma in Women’s Studies, and Diploma in Development Studies in ACE (Adult Continuing Education, UCC).

100 years of Irish women’s history with Dr. Emma Bidwell, Skibbereen (028 22400) Thursday May 10th at 11.00am

In this informative and entertaining talk Dr. Bidwell will give us a glimpse at the last 100 years of Irish women's history. She is the co-founder of West Cork College, and also teaches on the Diploma in Women’s Studies.

 

Poetry Day
 

Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 26 April 2018 and the theme is Poetry Surprises! Whether you share a poem, read a poem, or programme your own event, everyone is invited to join in and celebrate.  

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