This publication is a rarity. Working-class women who fight for social justice seldom get an opportunity to tell their own story in their own voices. Social, union and labour history is sometimes interpreted by those far removed from the day-to-day lives and experience of those directly involved. The contributions of working class women remains unacknowledged and invisible … Continue reading “Anne & Betty United by the Struggle”, with Ian Clayton. Published by Route.
Professor Elliott J. Gorn will tell the story of Emmett Till at the Firkin Crane Theatre on Saturday afternoon 3rd August at 3pm. Let the People See. 14 year old Emmett Till from Chicago visited some of his family in Mississippi in August 1955. He allegedly whistled at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant who was … Continue reading The Story of Emmett Till: Let the People See
Venue: Cathedral Visitors Centre Date & Time: Wednesday afternoon July 31st at 3pm. Séan Ó Tuathaigh is an activist and the author of Outlanders – Stories of the Displaced, his first book. He wants to use this book to highlight the plight of those often anonymous people who make the dangerous journey from their war … Continue reading Outlanders: Stories of the Displaced.
Mary Manning, one of the Dunnes Stores Strikers will speak at the Spirit of Mother Jones Summer School on Friday evening 3rd August at the Firkin Theatre in Shandon at 7.30. On July 19th 1984, Mary Manning went to work as usual on the cash registers at the Dunnes Stores, Henry Street branch in Dublin. … Continue reading Mary Manning to speak at this year’s Spirit of Mother Jones festival
Ethel Lilian Voynich Author and journalist Alannah Hopkin will present the story of a remarkable Cork woman Ethel Boole otherwise known as Ethel Lilian Voynich or E.L.V. at the Maldron Hotel on Thursday 30th July at 2pm. Ethel Lilian Boole was born at Lichfield Cottage in Ballintemple, Cork on 11th May 1864 and baptised on … Continue reading The Remarkable Story of Lily Boole
newly published - Prof. Jim Green's book on the West Virginia Coal miners and their struggles "The Devil is here in these Hills" From before the dawn of the twentieth century until the arrival of the New Deal, one of the most protracted and deadly labor struggles in American history was waged in West Virginia. … Continue reading New book on W. Virginia coal wars from James Green
As we come nearer to the date for the Cork Mother Jones Festival we would like to take an opportunity to introduce you to some of our guest contributors, starting with Professor Elliot J. Gorn. Elliott Gorn is Professor of American Civilisation and History at Brown University. He specializes in the social and cultural history … Continue reading Our guest speakers – Professor Elliott J. Gorn