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Bread & Roses


10th – 11th June

ROSA’s third annual Bread & Roses Festival will include discussions on abortion rights, LGBTQ liberation, socialist feminism, anti-racism, building a movement for quality housing & more. With international guest speakers. Art installations, exhibitions, dramatisations and workshops will be part of the Festival. Agenda and details of events held at Filmbase listed below.

FRIDAY 10 June

6.30pm-7.15pm Opening of Festival
Health, Equality, Freedom
– Reproductive Rights Struggle around the
Inga Wójcik – Polish women’s rights activist with dziewuchy dziewuchom
Maaike – Women On Web
Joanna Orr – ROSA activist

7.30pm-9.30pm Debate & Discussion
Why we should not “lean in”
Ruth Coppinger TD & other speakers to be announced


Women Can’t Wait – Repeal the 8th
Next steps in the fight for repeal – Rita Harrold

Discussion groups – Choose one
The Bronte Sisters – Readings & discussion on their work & life – Aisling Grace

The work of Feminist, Iranian Artist Shirin Neshat – Maeve Humphreys

Socialist Feminist Pioneer – Clara Zetkin – Katia Hanke

Lunch – Food available. Street Theatre performance & art exhibitions

Discussion groups – choose one
Pride, continuing the fight for LGBTQ Liberation – Fiona Ryan

End Fortress Europe – build solidarity with refugees & challenge racism & war- Shivonne Dubarry, Lesbos volunteer & Noma, woman in direct provision.

Rosa Parks & her fight for freedom – Vanina Trojan

Workshops – choose one
School students demand secular schools & real sex education – Leia O’Mahony

Abortion in the North – Criminalisation of the Abortion pill – Courtney Robinson & Women on Web speaker

Why the housing crisis is a key issue for the women’s movement – Diana O’Dwyer

Closing Rally
With speakers on childcare, low wages, the Sanders’s movement & socialist feminism.

6.15-6.30 Sum up of Festival & Songs

7pm BANBHA theatre presents
The WIN – (Women’s Information Network) Theatre piece followed by panel discussion with the Directors