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Spring Talks Series in Solidarity Books

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fortnightly from Tuesday 5th April to Tuesday 17th May at 8pm

Solidarity Books is pleased to host the "Spring Talks Series" starting Tuesday 5th April and continuing fortnightly until Tuesday 17th May.

Tuesday 5th April
Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley
Child Welfare and Class in Ireland: An Historical Overview

Dr. Sarah-Anne Buckley lectures in History at UCC. She is the author of a number of articles and is currently preparing her book on the history of child welfare in Ireland for publication, titled Child Welfare, the NSPCC, and the State in Ireland: 1889-1956. She recently completed a history of the Haematology Association of Ireland (HAI),
and her next project is a comparative history of child welfare in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Britain. She will be speaking on child welfare and class in Ireland, in particular the discrimination against poor and working class children by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and the continued use of
institutionalisation by the Irish State to deal with poverty in families.

Tuesday 19th April
Mary Gibbons
Invisible Farmers: the role of Women in the NFA’s Farmer’s Rights Campaign

Mary Gibbons is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin where she read Modern Languages. Having worked in industry for ten years, she then concentrated her energy on parenting her six children. Since completing an MA in Women’s Studies at University College, Cork in 2008, Mary has won the WHAI’s MacCurtain/Cullen Prize for Irish
Women’s history in 2010. The prizewinning article is entitled: ‘Invisible Farmers’: the role of Women in the NFA’s Farmer’s Rights Campaign of the 1960s.

Tuesday 3rd May
Dr. Mary Favier
Abortion in Ireland – Where To From Here?

Dr Mary Favier is a Cork based GP and a founder member of Doctors For Choice (Ireland). Active in health politics generally she was recently involved in the provision of a supporting brief in the European Court of Human Rights ruling (“the ABC Case”) that condemned the Irish Government’s record on the provision of abortion in Ireland.

Tuesday 17th May
Dr. John Borgonovo
Cork Labour and the Irish Revolution, 1916-1922

Public consciousness of 'Rebel Cork' during the War of Independence conjures images of the martyred Lord Mayors, the burning of the city centre, and flying column ambushes at Kilmichael and elsewhere. However, less obvious and less violent activities were equally important to the success of the independence movement. This lecture will consider the role of Cork labour during the 1916 to 1922 period. The left/right divide in Irish revolutionary politics will be considered, as will the mass mobilization that led some trade unionists and Republicans to believe they were on the cusp of securing a true workers' Republic.

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