First Thought Talks: One Year on from Repeal the 8th

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As part of the Galway International Arts Festival’s ‘First Thought Talks’ series, Maynooth University‘s Sinéad Kennedy will be joining Senator Ivana Bacik and campaigners Gaye and Gerry Edwards on a dedicated panel. These experts will reflect on how personal storytelling played a large part in the Yes campaign to repeal the eighth amendment as well as discus the campaign and how matters stand now since the legislation was voted in. Journalist and broadcaster Marion Richardson will moderate the event.

  • When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 – 15:30 to 17:30
  • Where: Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

About First Thought Talks

Galway International Arts Festival’s thought leadership platform puts a spotlight on issues of the day and showcases thought-provoking discussion on forward-thinking ideas and creative best practices. The programme includes discussions with both Irish and international thought leaders from a range of arts and non-arts disciplines, and aims to significantly progress the position of culture and creativity in society and make it a central pillar of Irish life. In over 100 Talks to date, the programme has featured everyone from authors to war correspondents, supermodels to CEOs, constitutional lawyers to psychotherapists and playwrights to presidents. The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms.

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