Lecture – Eva Gore-Booth (Salford, UK)

The North West Labour HIstory  Society are holding a history lecture on the Irish and trade unionism  on Sunday 18th April 2010, 2pm at the Working Class Movement Library, 51 Crescent Salford M5 4WX. www.wcml.org.uk

There will be two speakers: Sonja Tiernan and Francis Devine

Sonja Tiernan will  speak about Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926). Born in Sligointo the Anglo-Irish gentry,  Eva came to Manchester in 1896 to help organise working women into trade unions. In 1904 she and other women established the Manchester andSalford Women’s Trades and Labour Council.  She also campaigned for the vote for working women. Eva was a poet and playwright, part of the Irish  literary renaissance.

Sonja teaches at Trinity College, Dublin. She is an  Executive Committee Member of the Women’s History Association of Ireland ansd on the   Editorial Board of the  Irish Journal of Feminist Studies. Associate member of the Irish Historical Society.  Her  study of  Eva Gore-Booth  will  published by Manchester University Press in 2010.

Admission is free; there will be a collection after the meeting.

More information from Michael Herbert of the North West Labour History Society email;mossley@phonecoop.coop

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