AN original line-up is planned by Munster Technological University (MTU) to mark International Women’s Day, centred on the theme ‘Break the Bias’. The student voice, past and present, will be central to the March 8 event, in the same way that it is central to everyday life on campus.
The event will feature performances and conversations. The public will be invited to join an ongoing art project to commemorate the 245(+) women who have died by men’s violence in Ireland since 1996, a report recorded by Women’s Aid.
This public art project hopes to serve as a shared space for the people of Cork to pay respects to all women who have lost their lives to men’s violence and invite reflection on how we change the cultures of violence and harassment, many of whom are from marginalised communities and are rarely commemorated in our society.
A spokeswoman said: "We want to invite members of the public to contribute to the creation of a mural in Cork City Centre that gives the 245 women a space to be remembered. Each participant will be given a stencil with one of the women’s names to paint on the wall and, as they do so, invited to reflect on how to do their part to change the culture of gender-based violence, which can be anything from small personal actions to speaking out. We will invite people to speak these actions as they paint, and add them to a collective remembrance book.
"We are asking those interested in participating in the painting of the mural to sign up at the link below and we will be in touch with details of the location and dates of the mural painting."
For more see https://cutt.ly/we_remember
For more on the IWD event see https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/international-womens-day-we-remember-tickets-290905485137?ref=eios