Sexual Wellness Conference
Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd June
Camden Palace Hotel
Saturday 21 June
11:00 – 12:00
Boost your self-esteem workshop: Viorica Chetrari
Through fun and easy group work, psychotherapist Viorica Chetrari helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses and learn new skills to build your self-esteem.
12:15 – 13:15
Sexuality and disability: Trish Connolly
Trish Connolly, gender researcher, explores sexuality and intellectual disability in an Irish context as a social worker in disability services.
13:30 – 14:45
Sex work experience and advocacy: Lady Grew, Lucy Smith of Uglymugs & Jenny O
Sex workers candidly discuss their work and sex work advocacy.
*This discussion will be filmed as part of a documentary for RTE.
15:00 – 15:50
Embodied energy healing: Mary Sky
Mary Sky offers a one-hour exercise and breathing practice to awaken and heal energies in your body.
16:00 – 17:45
Wombgasm: Where pleasure, power, creativity and the female soul unite: Lucy Pearce
Experience the safe, nurturing, powerful holding of a women’s circle as a crucible for unfolding as we explore the connections between our creativity, sexuality and spirituality as women, through reflection and words.
18:00 – 19:00
Sexual well-being, pleasure and relationships: Trish Murphy & Lauren Delahunty
Trish Murphy speaks about her experience as one of Ireland’s leading sex therapists. Lauren Delahunty discusses her research in the area of sex differences in attitudes to casual sex.
20:30: Sawa Le Arts Collective (Drama Performance)
21:00: ‘Sexy Poems’ read by local poets
22:00: Lady Grew (Singer/ Rapper/Extraordinaire)
Sunday 22 June
12:00 – 12:45
Protecting your PC from porn: Desmond Jordan
Computer technician Desmond Jordan will demonstrate how to block pornography from your computer.
13:00 – 14:00
Youth Health Service Information Session: Toddy Hogan
Toddy Hogan explains the many supports and services provided by the Youth Health Service for people under 23. Participants are encouraged to ask questions.
13:00 – 14:00
Listen: Rachel O’ Sullivan
A workshop that explores women’s self-hatred and the symbiotic relationship that our inner critics have with the media.
14:15 – 15:00
Sexuality and age: Dr Mike Murphy & Ciaran McKinney
Dr Mike Murphy discusses his research on menopause, wellbeing and sexuality. Ciaran McKinney from Age & Opportunity will speak about sexuality, clinical depression, communication, STI’s and Trans issues in the aging community.
15:15 – 16:00
LGBTQ: Darrin Matthews & Austin Kelly
Darrin Matthews will host an engaging discussion about the experiences of transgender people. Austin Kelly shares his journey as a gay man living with HIV.
16:15 – 17:15
To be confirmed
17:30 – 18:30
Bliss Ireland Project: Ailish Farragher and Beth Wallace
Presentation on the Bliss Ireland project, which offers events that aim to foster & promote Sexual Freedom, Health & Pleasure in Mind, Body & Spirit, including an experiential piece on accessing the body’s innate capability for pleasure by using some techniques from neo-tantra & modern psychology. More information at blissfestival.org
19:30 – 19:45 : Stand-up comedy: Karen McNulty
Karen McNulty will have us falling off our seats laughing with her collection of Dirty Jokes.
19:45 – 21:15: Dirty Dancing in Camden Palace Cinema
Have you ever considered the feminist messages in the movie Dirty Dancing? The movie highlights issues like class, abortion and rape.
Dirty Dancing was written by Eleanor Bergstein, and much of the movie was influenced by Bergstein’s own childhood experiences.
Here is a list of the events we’ve organised! For more information on any of these of events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
16th May: Camden Palace Hotel Cork
Red: The Cork Feminista Film Collective proudly presents “Better Than Chocolate”
8th March: LINC, 11A White St, Cork
Celebrate International Women’s day at Cork Feminista’s self-care workshop!
14th February: Camden Palace Cork
Eat, Play, Love: V-Day Love Feast with International Foods and Performances
28th January: The Other Place
Are You the New Feminist of 2014? What are our member’s ideas and goals for feminism and how we can incorporate them into Cork Feminista’s aims for 2014.
7th December 2013| Cork City Library
Turn a Wish into a Gift with Cork Feminista’s Giving Tree for Edel House.
28th October | Cork Opera House
Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar. A vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.
28th September | The Other Place
Cork Feminista’s Third Birthday Bash! Mad Hatters Tea Party and Feminista Fair. Local Arts, crafts and collectible items with a feminist bent.
7th September | The Other Place
Online Activism Training Day – delivered by Maureen Considine
31st August | Sharman Crawford Street
Cork Feminista Supported the Magdalene Survivors at a protest outside Sisters of Mercy Convent which called on the four religious orders to pay into the compensation fund for survivors.
11th August 2013| Patrick Street Cork
Magdalene Laundry Survivors banner signing demo; compel the four religious orders to pay into the governments’ compensation fund for survivors. The Four orders that ran the Magdalene Laundries have refused to pay into the compensation fund for survivors of their regime. We stand with the survivors in demanding that the orders pay compensation to their victims.
23rd July 2013| The Other Place
‘Do you identify with a lie?: Exploring the gender and sexuality spectrum.’. Speakers- Darrin Mathews, a representative of TENI and Trish Connolly a Researcher in the area of gender, sexuality and disability.
25th June 2103| The Other Place
Film Screening ‘ Breaking Ground Documentary’- The Story of the London Irish Women’s Centre. Followed by discussion on Resource centres in CorkCity.
16th June 2013| The Other Place
CuntCraft Workshop run by Artist Colette Nolan. Colette’s workshops use poetry and Cuntcraft to encourage women to tell their stories
8th June 2013| Sundays Well
A field trip to the Spirituality Centre Sundays Well to research about the Magdalene Laundries.
21st May 2013| The other place
What does justice mean for the Magdalene Laundry survivors? Speakers Dr Sandra McAvoy and Claire McGetterick (committee of Justice for Magdalene)
30th April 2013| Mr Bradleys
Fundraising pub quiz
April 16th 2013 | The Other Place
Hello fanny: A reunion with your vagina. Guest speaker Mary sky (energy healer). A discussion based on body image as portrayed by media and the cosmetic industry.
March 2013 |New organizers
Liz Madden, Maureen Considine and Emily Davis Fletcher became the new Co-Organizers of Cork Feminista
Feburary 14th 2013 |CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
Screening of “Until the Violence Stops” documentary followed by a RISING dancing party St Aloysius, Secondary School, Sharman Crawford, St Cork. Organised by Maureen Considine, Helen Bohan and Catherine Dunne
6th December:Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Pro-choice letter writing event
2nd November: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Stop cuts to child benefit- The impact of cuts to child benefit on low-income families. Speaker Liz Madden (community activist) from campaign against cuts to child benefit.
22nd September: Bodega
Cork Feminista’s 2nd Birthday. Planning next year’s events.
Project Calendar Meeting
21St June: Quay Co-op
An open discussion on the Irish Social Welfare System and the difficulties women face in it.
With speakers Gaia Charis & Liz Madden.
15th May: UCC
A film screening of ‘As If I Am Not There’ with Director Juanita Wilson. In association with Hanna’s House & UCC Women’s Studies.
20th April: Solidarity Books
A film screening of ‘We want roses too’ in partnership with Solidarity Books
8th March:Metropole Hotel
International Women’s Day Celebration – World Cafe Style Discussion with a performance from Rashenkoti Dance Tribe.
“From X to ABC: 20 Years On” With Speakers: Dr Lisa Smyth, Queen’s University Belfast (Author of Abortion and Nation: The Politics of Reproduction in Contemporary Ireland (Ashgate 2005); Dr. Mary Favier, Media Spokesperson for Doctors for Choice; Niall Behan, CEO of the Irish Family Planning Association; & Dr. Brenda Daly, Law & Government, DCU. In assocation with Women’s Studies UCC.
23rd February: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
How do I tell them I’m Pro Choice? A lobbying workshop focusing specifically on how to discuss the issue of abortion with Irish politicians. In association with Cork Women’s Right To Choose Group.
26th Jan: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Lived Experiences: Migrant Women Living in Ireland. Speakers on the night included Tabi Rose Eseme, Chairperson of Cork African Women’s Group; Nilmini Fernando, Sri Lankan, PhD candidate at UCC Women’s Studies; Fiona Finn, CEO Nasc & Claire Cumisky, Legal Information Officer, Nasc.
6th Jan: The Gate Cinema
Cinema Trip to see The Iron Lady
19th November: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
Advocacy & Activism Training. An intensive 4 hr training session for anyone interested in running campaigns/becoming an advocate. This training is based on increasing your skill set and as such is not issue specific. This will be an introductory training and so is aimed at those who don’t have a huge amount of experience already. Sessions will cover what is advocacy, how to run a campaign, how to work with the media, public speaking and how to lobby politicians. Our aim is to have external trainers where possible for each session.
23th October: Crawford College of art and Design
Documentary Screening: Marina Abramovic, Artist is Present
This is a Cork Feminista event, hosted by Maureen Considine
20th October: Quay Co-op Meeting Room
A Discussion on Prostitution. Speaker: Wendy Lyon, Statement: Louise (former prostitute).
8th September: 8 North Mall
1st Birthday – The Future of Feminism. A roundtable discussion with Clara Fisher & Padraig de Ris. Music by DJ Terasa Jackson.
9th July 2011:Cork City Centre
Join the Dots Demo
6th June & 2nd July:The Woodford
Planning meetings for Join the Dots
3rd June:The Other Place
Launch of ‘Queer As Political’ Art Exhibition as part of Cork Pride
25th May: The Metropole Hotel
Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue
13th April:8 North Mall
‘This is my constitution’ performed by Ungovernable Bodies.
8th March:8 North Mall
Cork Women – A Centenary Celebration. Kathy D’arcy, Dr Sandra McAvoy, UCC and Deirdre O Shaughnessy, Cork Independent were all speakers,
19th Feburary:8 North Mall
LGBT Love – Why civil marriage is a feminist issue! With Hazel Cullen, LGBT Noise, Moninne Griffith, MarriagEquality and Dr Angela O Connell.
27th January:The Metropole hotel
Book Club: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy
5th December:Scotts Bar
Fundraiser: Table Quiz
4th November: 8 North Mall
Deputies Kathleen Lynch & Deirdre Clune spoke on the topic of Gender Quotas. The meeting was chaired by former Deputy Mairin Quill
19th October: Quay Co-op
Book Club: Wetlands by Charlotte Roche
6th October:Gate Cinema
Movie Night: Made in Dagenham
8th Sept:Victoria Hotel
I’m not a feminist but I want equality for women now