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MSU Repeal Week

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Maynooth Students' Union (MSU) is showcasing a week of events as part of it's student-led campaign to remove the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution

Running All Week:

[All Day/Across Campus] Everyday Stories Exhibition

Touring since late 2015- this this illustration & storytelling project, consisting of 30+ images and stories, highlights the Impact of the 8th Amendment. In 2016 ten women a day [IFPA] gave Irish addresses at UK abortion clinics. Many more cannot travel and others order abortion pills online risking a 14 year jail sentence. This exhibition shares these stories.

[All Day/Across Campus] ‘3 Reasons To Repeal’

The 8th amendment in its current form was passed in 1983, this was long before most of our current students were born. Students are among the most affected by the 8th amendment and among the least likely to be able to cope with it. At MSU we envision a modern health care system that is accessible for student. Maynooth Students’ Union has outlined 3 main reasons why the 8th Amendment should be repealed. Our officers will be out campaigning across campus all week- if you see us please engage with us for a chat and to pose any questions you have.

Monday 23rd:

[7pm/JH Building] MU Literary and Debating Society: TH Regrets SU Involvement in the Repeal campaign.

Should Students’ Unions and the student movement be getting involved in such a contentious issue? Does taking a stance alienate a proportion of their student population? Well make sure to come listen to our SU speakers from all over the country debate their side. Speakers will include (with more to be confirmed) Leon Diop- MSU president | Boni Odemene - DITSU President | Megan Reilly- NUIG Welfare Office/ Incoming president | Niall Behan- DCU President

Tuesday 24th:

[5pm/TBC] Michi Hyams

Michi is the Leadership and Public Engagement Officer with the National Women’s Council of Ireland (MWCI). Michi’s background is in reproductive justice advocacy and sexual violence victim support. Her academic studies concentrated on a feminist analysis of law, economics and conflict studies. Michi will joins us to speak with us about the History Of The Repeal movement in Ireland.

Wednesday 25th:

[10am-Midday/Library Foyer] Garda Clinic.

The Garda Clinic will be in the Foyer of the Library. If you aren’t registered to vote you can fill in an RFA2 Form on the spot and get it stamped. You can then send it on to your local authority or drop it over to the SU office and we can send it off for you.

External Event [8pm/The Roost] together for tunes.
Join Kildare Together for Yes at Together for TUNES, a jam-packed evening of mid-week live music, all in aid of the campaign! Come on, you know you want to! Full line-up TBC. Tickets €10 suggested donation, available on the door. Funds will go directly towards local campaigning efforts for a Yes vote in the referendum on the Eighth Amendment on May 25th.

Thursday 26th:

[2pm-4pm/TBC] Amnesty Int’l ‘It’s Time’ Workshop.

The Amnesty International ‘It’s Time’ Workshop seeks to equip students with the knowledge and confidence to have conversations, big and small, in the lead up to the referendum. Participants are provided with a pack and Q&A to support them to talk to friends, family, people in the lives, and also to host conversation events if they wish.
Sign-Up for this Workshop:
You can read more about MSU's stance on the upcoming Referendum, as well as our '3 Reasons To Repeal' here.
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