GMIT is to celebrate International Women’s Day on Monday next (March 8th) with virtual talks, presentations, seminars and an art exhibition by the college’s lecturers, students and special guests working under thetheme ‘Choose to Challenge’ (#ChooseToChallenge).
International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender equality.
The series kicks off at 10.30am with a ‘Coffee break with poetry and prose’, where budding and established writers within GMIT will read some of their work. This is followed by a lunchtime seminar from 1 to 2pm where five 10-minute presentations will be given on contemporary and historical themes or figures relating to gender and equality. The presentations will be delivered by lecturers and academics in the Mayo campus in a forum chaired by GMIT’s Dr John Mulloy.
An art exhibition titled ‘My Space’ will be formally launched online at 2.30pm. Third year students of the BA in Contemporary Art Practices programme in GMIT Mayo are showcasing their work in progress.
At 3pm, an online event takes place titled ‘In conversation with’ …. Mayo Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh, Dr Orla Flynn and BA Social Care student Amina Momoh will take part in a discussion about gender equality and challenges women face and overcome in different contexts.
The Galway International Hotel School is also hosting an event: Jacinta Dalton, Head of Department Culinary Arts, in association with Dr Sally McKenna and the Ludgate Hub will host a virtual “Women in Irish Food” event.Details will be published via @gmithotel social media on the day.