Southill’s suffragettes are still alive and kicking

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsSouthill’s suffragettes are still alive and kickingBy Bernie English – March 9, 2018 1669 Advertisement WhatsApp Ann Farrell Kinsella, Geraldine Minogue and Breda McNamara celebrating the centenary of women’s suffrage.Picture: Brendan GleesonWOMEN may have got the vote 100 years ago but the Southill Women’s Group knows that community life is still worth fighting for.To mark the centenary of women getting the vote, the group is planning to step back in time.On international Womens Day, this Thursday, March 8, members of the group will dress up in period costume and tell stories of how the Suffragettes struggled to get the vote for the sisterhood everywhere.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “We’ll be telling stories of what those women went through to get the vote, They marched, they protested, many of them were jailed and we want to bring it back to life, what it was like then,” Anne Farrell Kinsella from the Womens Group told the Limerick Post.There will be one man who will be welcomed with open are into the company of the celebrating sisters on the day, a volunteer from the local Mens Sheds, who will be an honorary ‘barman’ in a re-created ‘snug”.“Women were only allowed in pubs if they went into the snug at that time and we want to recreate those scenes,” said Anne. “But we’ll be serving tea and coffee on the day – nothing real from behind the bar, I’m afraid,” she added.The celebration will urge people not to forget that there’s work still to be done.“There are women around here who do amazing work in the community for others. We still have real suffragettes,” Anne said.The day of stories and celebration of suffrage will start at 11 am on March 8 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hall and will go on until 1pm “or whenever people are finished having a chat,” said Anne.There will be a raffle to raise funds for another worthwhile community activity, the Wednesday night bingo.“It’s a social night out for a lot of people and some are even collected by minibus and brought to it but they are struggling and they don’t have money to put up prizes anymore so we’ll be donating the raffle proceeds to them,” she explained.More local news here. Twitter Limerick Post Show | Friday, March 6th International Women’s Day LIT Email Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day center_img Previous articleLimerick woman calling on public to support important charity for this year’s VHI Women’s Mini MarathonNext articleBreak in at Rape Crisis Midwest’s Limerick premises Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. TAGSInternational Women’s DayraffleSouthill Women’s groupsuffrage Print Facebook Women of Limerick invited to an International Women’s Day Celebration Red shoe demonstration on International Women’s Day highlights gender-based violence Women in the Creative Arts to take centre stage at LIT’s International Women’s Day Flagship Event Linkedinlast_img read more

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Inaugural Art Project at Newark Penn Station initiated by NJ Transit…

first_img ×  1 / 4  Serena Bocchino Art Installation at Newark Penn Station of three Paintings, Star Power, Soar and Over It (all depicting flight in a musical context) on the West wall of Newark Penn Station Raymond Boulevard West  2 / 4  Serena Bocchino Art Installation at Newark Penn Station Raymond Boulevard East title: FRESH -a multi-panel installation.  3 / 4  Serena Bocchino Art Installation of 27 Illustrations enlarged to 3×5′ from the art book, What Am I? The Story of an Abstract Painting  4 / 4  Serena Bocchino standing in front of her art installation at Newark Penn Station-sponsored by NJ Transit and New Jersey State Council on the Arts ❮ ❯ Bocchino has created two mural-sized works on Raymond Boulevard East and West on the Newark Penn Station Building. On Raymond Boulevard East is a multi-panel installation of the original painting entitled “FRESH.” The painting was fabricated into geometric shapes to activate and enhance the façade of the brick-building wall.The art installation consists of three paintings from Bocchino’s oeuvre, “Star Power,” “Soar,” and “Over It.” All three works depict flight in a musical context. These works are enlarged to fill the 8-foot high by 26-foot long space dedicated to the art and are located on the Raymond Boulevard West wall of the Station.Directly across the building on the Raymond Boulevard East façade, is a multi-panel installation inspired by the original painting, “FRESH,” from Bocchino’s iPOP Series.All along the Market Street Tunnel of the Newark Penn Station, is Bocchino’s third art installation consisting of 27 panels -measuring 3×5 feet of illustrations taken from her children’s book, What Am I? The Story of an Abstract Painting. The book is based on the deconstruction of the abstract painting, “Landreach.”Bocchino states, “It is my hope that having the book enlarged and made into an art installation, will encourage passersby of all ages to learn about the creation of an abstract painting and after spending time with an abstract painting they may actually begin to see the world a little bit differently.In celebration of this installation and as community outreach, Ms. Bocchino and The Lucia Bocchino Fund for Promising Young Artists is donating 65 books to every art teacher in the Newark School District. The book will assist teachers in the classroom when they teach their students about abstract art and the story behind the painting includes contemporary issues of our day: inclusivity, friendship, and harmony.The New Interior Gallery Space of the Newark Penn Station near the PATH train entrance includes two works by Bocchino that have been reproduced and enlarged to 30 x 40 inches and are under glass, titled: “Untitled 67” and “Breakthrough Blush.” 1 / 4  Serena Bocchino Art Installation at Newark Penn Station of three Paintings, Star Power, Soar and Over It (all depicting flight in a musical context) on the West wall of Newark Penn Station Raymond Boulevard West  2 / 4  Serena Bocchino Art Installation at Newark Penn Station Raymond Boulevard East title: FRESH -a multi-panel installation.  3 / 4  Serena Bocchino Art Installation of 27 Illustrations enlarged to 3×5′ from the art book, What Am I? The Story of an Abstract Painting  4 / 4  Serena Bocchino standing in front of her art installation at Newark Penn Station-sponsored by NJ Transit and New Jersey State Council on the Arts ❮ ❯center_img Internationally-exhibited artist Serena Bocchino has just finalized four art installations at Newark Penn Station in the Inaugural Art Project selected by NJ Transit and New Jersey State Council on the Arts.Bocchino is one of several artists commissioned to create site-specific art installations to be exhibited for 3-6 months to enhance the station that hosts 85,000 commuters each day.last_img read more

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Past abortions have impact on mortality

first_img What Ms. Foss did not point out is that abortion is linked to an increased risk of pre-term birth and that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (2009), black women abort at three times the rate of white women. In an article on abortion and premature birth, Dr. Martin McCaffery, an associate professor in the Neonatal Perinatal Department of Pediatrics at the UNC School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, cited a study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, which reviewed 41 prior studies on the subject.Dr. McCaffery relates, “The study determined that a single prior induced abortion increases the risk of a future very pre-term birth (less than 32 weeks) by 64 percent.”Although black women of child-bearing age make up on 13 percent of all the female population according to the U.S. Census Bureau (2013), they account for 30 percent of all abortions (Guttmacher Institute May 2010). It seems to me that the much higher abortion rate may help to explain both the increased incidence of pre-term birth and of infant mortality as discussed by Ms. Foss.Lastly, the risk of pregnancy loss through ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage, both mentioned in her article, are also increased by prior abortion.Sheila BlaschColonieMore from The Daily Gazette:Albany County warns of COVID increaseFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Thank you to Sara Foss for her enlightening Nov. 12 article on infant mortality and its connection to race. Ms. Foss stated that black infants are two-and-a-half times more likely to die in the first year after birth than are white babies, and also that premature birth is a leading cause of infant mortality. She also stated that black women had a 48 percent higher rate of pre-term birth than all other women.last_img read more

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