Fundraising evening for the Galway Rape Crisis Centre to celebrate women’s activism

An Evening Celebrating Women in Action, an event to celebrate and promote women’s activism, work, and contribution to the arts, takes place in The Crane Bar tomorrow from 6pm to 9pm.

The event is part of the Women in Action – Active Genders postgraduate feminist and gender studies conference which takes place in NUI, Galway on Saturday.

An Evening Celebrating Women in Action will showcase more than 15 different up and coming women artists in the areas of music (Irish trad, classical, bluegrass, folk ), dance (south Indian classical ), comedy, art, film, photography, poetry, and storytelling.

This event links into a wider series of activities organised by the NUIG Global Women’s Studies Programme. It is also part of the global campaign ‘16 Days of Activism against Violence against Women’, which begins today and runs until December 10.

During the 16 days, local groups, NGOs, students, activists, and media across the world call attention to the issue of violence against women.

Tickets for An Evening Celebrating Women in Action are €10 and light refreshments will be provided on the night. All money raised by the event will go to the Galway Rape Crisis Centre. Local businesses have also donated a selection of raffle prizes.

For more information see http://celebratingwomeninaction.wordpress.com

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