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NUI Galway 1 Billion Rising Flash Mob

Ireland > Galway > National University of Galway, Ireland, University Road, Galway, Ireland > 2017-03-07 > 01:00 pm

About The Event

Placing a focus on violence against women, while recognising all forms of gender-based violence, we are calling on women, men and marginalised genders to RISE! RISE to End Violence against Women! RISE to End all forms of Gender-based Violence! When: Tuesday, February 28th at 1pm Where: Open area to the side of the Arts Millennium Building. FemSoc, in collaboration with Global Women's Studies, DanSoc and FilmSoc. Together we stand, empowered we dance In reclamation and resistance AS ONE, WE RISE!

About The Organization

NUI Galway Feminist Society

The Feminist Society acts as a platform for activism across NUIG, promoting important political campaigns and events such as 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and International Women’s Day. In addition, the Society promotes exciting social activities, including feminist music, film and literary fiction nights with invited speakers. FemSoc also aims to create partnerships with local and national organisations who share our ethos, in addition to linking in with other Clubs & Societies.

Feminist Society Mission Statement:
Feminism advances the idea that all genders should enjoy equal status in society. It is a collection of movements aimed at defining, establishing and defending equal political, economic and social rights, as well as equal opportunities for all. Though it is an oft misunderstood concept, the Feminist Society believes that feminism is more relevant than ever in contemporary Ireland.

Acknowledging and building on the longstanding history of feminist activism in NUI Galway, which has been revived in recent years by dedicated students and staff, the Feminist Society aims to provide a forum for debate and discussion on issues of equality and human rights. We are open to all students, staff, and alumni of any gender, and anyone interested in coming together with like-minded people or to learn more about what feminism represents.

The Society is anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, anti-transphobic, anti-ableist, and pro-choice.

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