International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:30 to 17:00
Maynooth University Library, Conference Room, First Floor

International Women’s Day

This event is supported by Maynooth University Human Resources Equality, Department of Sociology, Applied Social Studies, and the Research Development Office.

To mark International Women’s Day 2016 you are cordially invited to a panel discussion on this year’s theme Pledge for Parity : Each one of us can be a leader within our own spheres of influence and commit to taking action to accelerate gender parity.

Gender & Diversity: Leadership, Development and Activism in Ireland

10:30 Registration

10.50 Welcome address, President Prof. Philip Nolan

11:00 Ms Fiona Tierney, CEO Public Appointments Service

11.30 Dr Anne O’Brien, Kairos Communications

11.50 Dr Mary Murphy, Maynooth University, Department of Sociology

12.10 Panel Discussion and Open Forum Chaired by Prof. Rowena Pecchenino, Dean of Social Sciences

12.30 Buffet Lunch

13.30 Key note: Dr Akwugo Emejulu, Centre for Education for Racial Equality in Scotland, University of Edinburgh Introduced and chaired by Dr Pauline Cullen (Maynooth University, Sociology)
Response: Dr Ailbhe Smyth, Former Director of Women's Education, Research & Resource Centre UCD

14.15 Gender, Diversity and Community Development in Ireland Dr Ciara Bradley (Maynooth University, Applied Social Studies), Migrants Rights Centre of Ireland, Pavee Point.
Chair: Dr Mary P. Murphy

15.15 Tea/Coffee

15.30 Gender, Diversity and Activism: Past, present and future Dr Sinead Kennedy (Maynooth University, English), Dr Clara Fischer (UCD, Philosophy) European Network Against Racism, Akidwa, National Travellers Women’s Forum.
Chair: Prof. Mary P. Corcoran (Maynooth University, Sociology)

17.00 Close

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