Social Justice Week BCFE Feb 13th – Feb 17 2017
MONDAY FEB 13 AT 12 NOON IN ROOM 105 – THE XILE PROJECT
The Xile Project is an online gallery of people who have travelled from Ireland to have abortions.
Established by five Irish women, the Xile Project aims to put real faces to the issue of abortion. One of the founders, Julie Morrissy, said:
“We believe there is an identification problem between women who have abortions, and the Irish government and some factions of Irish society.
“Reproductive rights are a human rights issue, and women who travel for abortion are human just like everybody else in Ireland. These women are our mothers, friends, partners, sisters. Showing these women as the people that they are rather than a statistic is certainly key to our campaign, to which we have received an overwhelmingly positive response both at home and abroad.”
WED FEB 15 11:30-12:30 IN ROOM 105 (NEW MEDIA BUILDING) INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM WORKSHOP WITH BARRY O’KELLY FROM RTE
Barry O’Kelly was the reporter behind Living on the List, a documentary broadcast last week on RTE about the men, women and children living on waiting lists in Ireland.
O’Kelly is an award-winning journalist and TV producer. He was the reporter behind Inside Bungalow Three, the highly-acclaimed RTE Investigates documentary broadcast last year about the residents with special needs living in Áras Attracta.
WEDNESDAY FEB 15 AT 1PM IN ROOM 105 LOUISE BRUTON (WWW.LEGLESSINDUBLIN.COM)
Bruton’s website, leglessindublin.com reviews clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, festival, cultural spaces and more from a point of view of wheelchair accessibility, as well as giving an overall appraisal. As a wheelchair user who rightly refuses to be curtailed, her articles in the The Irish Times and Buzzfeed have exposed readers to a new much needed voice in the area of access. She’s currently putting proposals together for access consultancy for music festivals.
Bruton has also been meeting managers of venues in Dublin keen to make access a top priority. If the first step is talking about a problem, the second is definitely fixing it, and Bruton is proactive in her approach.
“I want people to stop saying ‘no’, and start saying that they want to make a difference.”
THURSDAY FEB 16 AT 11:00-12:30 IN ROOM 105 SEXUAL CONSENT WORKSHOP
THURS FEB 16 AT 1PM IN ROOM 105 TOMMY GAVIN FROM THE IRISH HOUSING NETWORK
Tommy Gavin from The Irish Housing Network,Â a collective of grassroots affected-led groups that take direct actions asserting the right to housing. The IHN has been the main organising force behind a number of high profile campaigns and occupations, most recently in Apollo House.