SPEAK OUT: Celebrating International Womens Day

Mayo Intercultural Action (MIA) in conjunction with Mayo Rape Crisis Centre held a SPEAK OUT event to celebrate International Womens Day. This moving tribute to the courage, patience and good humour of women around the globe took place on Friday 7th March at 12.45 pm in the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar.

A group of Irish women, along with women from a variety of different countries and cultural backgrounds, all living in Mayo, spoke about their lives as women today. In a powerful and emotional sequence, the women took turns in front of the microphone and had just one minute each to express what was most important to them.

The ‘speak out’ was followed by a ‘sing out’ when members of the MIA Intercultural Singing Group, led by Brid Kivneen, gave a fitting finale to what is a worldwide celebration of women.

There was a great turnout for this celebratory event, after which refreshments were served. MIA would like to thank the staff of the Linenhall Arts Centre for their support.