Illuminate HerStory @ Waterford Institute of Technology

VENUE: Special Collections Room in the Luke Wadding Library

Friday 6th January 2017 , 1-2pm

WIT is proud to host an informal gathering of WIT Students and staff as part of the national light projection festival to celebrate women and girls, illuminating the country with images of women when the Christmas lights go out over the weekend of Nollaig na mBan (Women's Little Christmas) on Friday 6th January 2017. The event allows for the sharing of women’s stories and participants are invited to bring (either in hard copy or electronically) images of women from our families, communities and from around the world and share with those present how and why these women are inspiring generally and special to us in particular.

The event will take place on the Cork Road campus in the Special Collections Room in the Luke Wadding Library from 1-2pm and all are welcome. If you have a particular image that you would like to share and have this in electronic format then please send it to Dr. Una Kealy at ukealy@wit.ie.

Dora Jordan. Credit: National Portrait Gallery London

Dora Jordan. Credit: National Portrait Gallery London

Waterford in Your Pocket

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Contemporary Waterford is teeming with ambitious and strong women who are changing the landscape and future of the city with their work and vision. Today's women follow in the footsteps of those who came before them and the diverse interests of the women of Waterford City are simply fascinating. Megan Winters has teamed up with Waterford In Your Pocket and Paul Dower to celebrate Illuminate Herstory, by picking out two exceptional and contrasting women to highlight in 2017 - Actress Dora Jordan and Activist Rosamond Jacob.