Celebrating Waterford Women
Women’s Day is used internationally to celebrate women’s achievements. In Waterford, however, there is little visible evidence of women’s achievements and their input into our lives. For example, of the 30 blue plaques listed by the Waterford Civic Trust, only two relate to women. Waterford Women’s Centre decided to mark International Women’s Day on 8th March 2012 by beginning a conversation about ordinary women’s contribution to the development of the City and its identity.
The first stage of this conversation is inviting people to join us on a walk which will take one hour, starting at 11 a.m. from the Women’s Centre, 74 Manor Street. If the weather is too bad to do the walk, we will do a ‘virtual’ tour instead, using photographs. For a place on the tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Book early because places are limited.
This is intended to be the start of the gathering of information. We are also inviting people to add the names and details of women that they feel should be recognised, and by this means we can collectively build an interesting and inspiring collection of information over time.