Tonight and tomorrow.
The Trinity Activist Festival, organised by TCDSU President Lynn Ruane, above, will take place in Dublin.
Joyce Dignam, in the University Times, writes:
“The festival opens today at the Science Gallery, with an Art and Activism talk in the Paccar Theatre at 6pm.
The two days will be jam packed with exciting events, notably the keynote speech by Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and Jónína Leósdóttir at 1.30pm on Saturday in the Edmund Burke lecture hall.
Sigurðardóttir was the first female Prime Minister of Iceland as well as being the first openly gay head of government in the world. She is joined by her wife, Leósdóttir, a playwright and novelist among other things. Both women are advocates of change who travel the world to address issues facing the LGBT community.
The festival features events linked to current events in both Ireland and across Europe. Pertinent issues such as the housing crisis will be discussed with Dr Rory Hearne at 3.15pm on Saturday.
The refugee crisis will be explored with Dr Fintan Sheerin and Prof Gillian Wiley on Saturday at 11.15am.
The event I’m most looking forward to is “Promoting Peace, Human Rights & Neutrality” with John Lannon and Shannon Watch, which is also on at 3.15pm on Saturday.”