In:Visible Women Day
Brought to you by Liverpool Irish Festival
Monday 25 October 2021, 10am – 4pm
Free. No booking necessary
In:Visible Women is a strand of work Liverpool Irish Festival began in 2017, to locate and share the stories of Irish and Northern Irish women, providing space for these to be heard and discussed. It challenges the notion of the island of Ireland as being a ‘matriarchal state’, by interrogating isolated voices and the systems that have hidden them.
This year, in partnership with the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway – in particular the Tuam Oral History Project that is being run there – Liverpool Irish Festival is picking up on and responding to the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation Final Report. Together, they have created a series of six online presentations, which consider the personal stories of those affected and the way artists are working to memorialise those affected and the stories they tell. It is important to remember that some of the people affected, will have come from mixed-race families. Though these may be low in number, the impact on individual lives will have been hard.
In:Visible Women Day has a number of sessions running throughout the day:
|Session 1 –||Mother and Baby Homes Commission – See and Bear Witness|
|Session 2 –||Tuam Oral History project – Hear and Listen|
|Session 3 –||Ireland XO – Locate and Learn|
|Session 4 –||Nochtaithe – Interpret and Express|
|Session 5 –||Nochtaithe – Reflect|
|Session 6 –||Caillte – Hope|
More information: liverpoolirishfestival.com
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