Milwaukee Irish Fest Summer School Classes
C04: Walking the World with Ourselves: Irish Women and Activism in the Last 100 YearsInstructor: Niamh Hamill - Read full bio
Location: Online via Zoom
Start Date: Sun, August 09, 2020 Start Time: 01:00 PMEnd Date: Sun, August 09, 2020 End Time: 02:00 PMDescription: It was Lady Augusta Gregory who once described a girl as 'not... afraid to walk the whole world with herself'. Less than 100 years ago, Irish women were much confined to domestic spaces by law, by custom, by religion and by economic and social conditions. Much has changed since then, despite these limitations, and it is due to the relentless campaigns of women through several generations. This lecture will look at the last 100 years of activism by women, which has truly changed the island of Ireland for the better.