The third part of our documentary series Feminist Heart looks at the history and development of the women’s education movement in the working class communities of the Northside. We discuss how this seemingly simple approach to educating women did in fact result in a real change for working class women, who began to question their role in their families and encouraged by educators, sought to look outside the home at other work and education opportunities.
We talk to some of those women’s educators and activists about the early days of the movement in the 1980’s and listen to some of the personal stories of local women who benefited from the movements initiatives.
Contributors: Ailbhe Smyth, Noreen Byrne, Peig Connolly, Angela McLoughlin, Mairin De Burca and the women of the Sheriff Street Flats Women Centre.
The Feminist Heart documentary series is produced by Debbie Hutchinson and is supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound & Vision fund.