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Abortion Rights Campaign Flashback Afternoon
November 8, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
To coincide with the inaugural Women to Blame exhibition at Filmbase in Tempblebar Dublin 2, Abortion Rights Campaign will host an afternoon on abortion rights herstory from 2-5pm on 8th November 2014. A range of activities are provided for all ages so drop on down!
We are taking our biweekly stall to the exhibition venue to provide a blast to the past – to the year 1983 exactly when a referendum voted in favour of the insertion of the 8th Amendment into the Irish Constitution that has denied abortion rights in Ireland ever since. For people who weren’t eligible to vote in that year, you can come and cast your No vote in our gigantic Ballot Box to the tune of your favourite 80’s hits (requests welcome!) We will also have our petition to Repeal the 8th available to sign for anyone who wants to support us to the call for a referendum to remove this outdated amendment.
For anyone unfamiliar with the herstory of abortion rights activism since the 1970’s, our interpreters are hosting tours of the exhibition every half an hour to provide some insight into the politics, projects and pop culture of the period. Each tour will take 30-40 minutes and participants are welcome to ask questions or share your knowledge from events with tour groups.
After your tour, you can make your own paper souveneir with the assistance of our retro facilitators. Each souveneir will be constructed from artefacts from the decades on show.
This event is free to all. 80’s dress is optional (but very encouraged!!) Accessories will be provided at out Ballot Box Photo-Booth!
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If you would like to get involved in co-hosting any of these activities, contact [email protected]hts.ie
This event is part of a wider exhibition by Women to blame, details of which can be found here: