We're proud to announce the screening of 'Breaking Ground - The Story of the London Irish Women's Centre'.
The documentary follows an inspirational group of Irish women who chose to create their own artistic, social, cultural and activist community in London from 1983 up until 2012.
The film was made by an all-female crew and is on limited release in Ireland so this is rare opportunity to see this work.
There will also be a panel discussion and audience Q+A with Jean Cross, a former member of the LIWC and with the film's director, Michelle Deignan.
Tickets are €10 and €7 for unwaged, student or senior citizens. Proceeds from the event will go to fund the work of the Irish Feminist Network and Mind Yourself, a charity dedicated to improving the health of Irish people in London.
More info and trailer here: http://vimeo.com/60492225
Press release after the jump.
The next book club will be held on Thursday, 5th of September at 7:30pm in Bewleys cafe. All are welcome!
As chosen by the last book club's attendees the book of the month is: Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg.
"Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto."
The TEDTalk: http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_sandberg_why_we_have_too_few_women_leaders.html
Sandberg actually has a whole website based around this book: http://leanin.org/
Read some reviews:
To facilitate discussion, we'll have these ground rules:
-Everyone has the right to contribute to the discussion
-Refrain from personal attacks, criticise the idea and not the person
-Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of age, gender, race, class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief, disability, membership of the travelling community, marital status or family status.
We'll be in the back of Bewleys in the restaurant section. The reservation will be under Irish Feminist Network.
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