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FemFest 2019: Conference for Young Women To Be Held in Dublin Next Week

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Join the National Women’s Council of Ireland for #FemFest, a major conference for young women aged 16-25 discussing leadership, equality and planning for a feminist future.

On the centenary of the first Dáil, FemFest 2019 will explore the theme of women in public life in Ireland: past, present and future.

FemFest 2019, strictly for young women aged 16-25, is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Justice and Equality.

When:

19th January 2019, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where:

Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin 1.

What:

#FemFest will:

  • Provide a fun and engaging space for young women aged 16-25 to engage with issues relating to leadership from a feminist perspective.
  • Explore and raise awareness of the issues affecting young women in Ireland today.
  • Empower young women to use their own voice and agency by asking them to set practical objectives on how to address these issues into the future.
  • Create an important opportunity for engagement with a diverse group of women from all over Ireland, and from varying backgrounds.

 

The list of speakers includes:

  • Vicky Phelan, women’s health campaigner
  • Ellie Kisyombe, activist and local election candidate
  • Aisling Cusack, Union of Students in Ireland
  • Mary McAuliffe, UCD School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice
  • Eileen Flynn, National Traveller Women’s Forum
  • Sarah Harte, Irish Second Level Students’ Union
  • More speakers to be announced in coming weeks!

 

The Pitch:

“#FemFest is a fun and engaging space about young women and for young women. It will combine passionate and dynamic speakers of all ages with engagement from the audience with our brilliant line up of speakers.”

To register for this free event, click here to go to the Eventbrite website.

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