Women’s Day was a celebrated in style recently in Mayo Intercultural
Action. It was a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the wonderful
projects undertaken by women from the craft circle in MIA and the direct
provision hostel in Ballyhaunis in the past few months. Carmel Balfe and
Merovee Guerin, community artists who worked on these projects with MIA, both spoke
about the work and the wonderful experience for everyone involved.
Chinere enjoying Interational Women's Day. Photo Alison Laredo.
co-ordinator, Thérèse Ruane, gave
an interesting talk on the roots of International Women’s Day and its
relevance to women today. Brid Kivneen facilitated intercultural singing by
exchanging songs from different cultures.
Merovee Guerin and Maureen o Boyle admiring the 'MIA Bag project'. Photo Alison Laredo.
from many different nationalities were in attendance, including, Burma,
Nigeria, Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and Ireland. The relaxed informal
atmosphere was enhanced by wonderful culinary offerings and a deep
understanding that despite our different backgrounds we all recognise what it
means to be a woman living in Mayo in 2009.
Sheila, Mary, Faith and Caroline showcasing their achievement in a communal quilt project. Photo Alison Laredo.
you want to find out about upcoming projects and events in Mayo Intercultural
Action, please contact MIA on 094-9044511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can view recent
activities on www.miamayo.ie