Countess Markievicz School 2012
The second annual Countess Markievicz School will take place on 12th May 2012 in The Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin. The Annual Markievicz Lecture will discuss First Wave Feminism. This year the School proposes to explore the position of women in Ireland regarding the Constitution. Were the suffragettes such as Markievicz who fought for equality in 1916 let down in 1937? How are women’s lives affected today, particularly in regard to the costly burden of childcare? The status of women and their activism will be explored on the day. We invite you to join us for some lively debate to engage with the issues. A Q & A session will follow each panel discussion.

10.00 - 10.10
Lucy Keaveney
Introducing the Countess Markievicz School
10.10 - 10.30
Dr. Margaret Ward
The Markievicz Lecture: First Wave Feminism
Session One
Women and the Constitution

10.30 - 10.45
Ivana Bacik
Reform – revision of the constitution
10.45 - 11.00
Camille Loftus
Social policy perspective
11.00 - 11.15
Catherine McGuinness
The legislative experience

Questions and Answers

Coffee Break 11.30 – 11.45

Session Two
Women and Care

11.45 - 12.00
Niall Hanlon
Caregiving Masculinities
12.00 - 12.15
Mariaam Bhatti
Personal Experience
12.15 - 12.30
Kathleen Lynch
Time to Care

Questions and Answers

LUNCH 12.45 - 1.30

Session Three
Women’s Voices in the Community
1.30 - 2.00
Eilish Corcoran
Demystifying Politics,
Longford Women’s Link Manifesto Project

2.00 - 2.15
Cathleen O’Neill
Community Activism: Personal Experience
2.15 -2.30
Katherine Zappone
Community Empowerment

Group Discussion and Final Comments

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