A feminist collective in the peoples republic

Meetings & Events

Here is a list of the events we’ve organised! For more information on any of these of events please contact corkfeminista@gmail.com

Cork Feminista Meeting Archive

Year 1

8th Sept 2010 | Victoria Hotel

I’m not a feminist but I want equality for women now

6th October 2010 | Gate Cinema

Movie Night: Made in Dagenham

19th October 2010 | Quay Co-op

Book Club: Wetlands by Charlotte Roche

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

5th December 2010 | Scotts Bar

Fundraiser: Table Quiz

27th January 2011 | The Metropole hotel

Book Club: Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

19th Feburary 2011 | 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.

8th March 2011 | 8 North Mall

Cork Women – A Centenary Celebration. Kathy D’arcy, Dr Sandra McAvoy, UCC and Deirdre O Shaughnessy, Cork Independent  were all speakers,

13th April 2011 | 8 North Mall

‘This is my constitution’ performed by Ungovernable Bodies.

25th May 2011 | The Metropole Hotel

Book Club: Room by Emma Donoghue

3rd June 2011 | The Other Place

Launch of ‘Queer As Political’ Art Exhibition as part of Cork Pride

6th June & 2nd July 2011 | The Woodford

Planning meetings for Join the Dots

9th July 2011 | Cork City Centre

Join the Dots Demo

Year 2

8th September 2011 | 8 North Mall

1st Birthday – The Future of Feminism.  A roundtable discussion with Clara Fisher & Padraig de Ris.  Music by DJ Terasa Jackson.

20th October 2011 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room

A Discussion on Prostitution.  Speaker: Wendy Lyon, Statement: Louise (former prostitute).

23th October 2011 | Crawford College of art and Design

Documentary Screening: Marina Abramovic, Artist is Present
This is a Cork Feminista event, hosted by Maureen Considine

19th November 2011 | 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.

6th Jan 2012 | The Gate Cinema 

Cinema Trip to see The Iron Lady

26th Jan 2012 | 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.

23rd February 2012 | 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.

25th February 2012 | UCC

“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.

8th March 2012 | Metropole Hotel 

International Women’s Day Celebration – World Cafe Style Discussion with a performance from Rashenkoti Dance Tribe.

20th April 2012 | Solidarity Books

A film screening of ‘We want roses too’ in partnership with Solidarity Books

15th May 2012 | 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.

31st May 2012 | Metropole Hotel 

Project Calendar Meeting

21st June 2012 | Quay Co-op Meeting Room 

Women and Social Welfare – State sanctioned sexism? An open discussion on the Irish Social Welfare System and the difficulties women face in it. With speakers Gaia Charis & Liz Madden.

Cork Feminista Meeting Archive

Year 3

22nd September 2012 |Bodega  

Cork Feminista’s 2nd Birthday. Planning next year’s events.

2nd November 2012| 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.

6th December | Quay Co-op Meeting Room         

Pro-choice letter writing event

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

March 2013 |New organizers

Liz Madden, Maureen Considine and Emily Davis Fletcher became the new Co-Organizers of Cork Feminista

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.

30th April 2013| Mr Bradleys     

Fundraising pub quiz

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)

8th June 2013| Sundays Well    

A field trip to the Spirituality Centre Sundays Well to research about the Magdalene Laundries.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

7th September  | The Other Place

Online Activism Training Day – delivered by Maureen Considine

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.

28th October | Cork Opera House

Candlelight Vigil in remembrance of Savita Halappanavar. A vigil in remembrance of the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar.

16th November| The Other Place

Stockroom clear out. Inviting artists, traders and others to join us for a stockroom clear-out ahead of opening of Cork Feminista’s new space at the Other Place, Cork

7th December| Cork City Library
Turn a Wish into a Gift with Cork Feminista’s Giving Tree for Edel House.

28th January 2014| 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.




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