Sunday, May 26, 2013

Free Ticket to Empowering Women Through Secularism

Women's Rights are Human Rights - International Conference - Empowering Women Through Secularism
I've bought two tickets to Empowering Women Through Secularism.  I'm excited at the prospect of seeing Máirín de Burca speak, for without her efforts we might not have had access to contraception.

I've already had the pleasure of seeing Maryam Namazie, PZ Myers and Rebecca Watson, and my infrequent attendance at always fun Atheists in the Pub events means I've been able to enjoy informal chats with both Jane Donnelly and Michael Nugent. But there are many other speakers I've yet to experience, and I'm excited to see what happens when two days are devoted to this important topic. I can't wait to listen in on the discussions.

Which brings me to the reason for the second ticket.

I'm going to enjoy the weekend but I know that there are others who could get more than I from the event. Many have more to contribute than I in terms of intelligent, well researched questions based on more reading and life experience than I've accumulated on the topic. I'm still a bit clueless.

So, if you're a student*, can be in Dublin on the 29th and 30th of June and would like to attend but don't have the cash right now, let me know in the comments below. I have a panel of militant, aggressive misandrists friends who'll put it to a vote and let me know who gets it.

Feel free to write a little about yourself and what you'd get from the experience if you'd like to, but it's by no means obligatory. If you're not short of a few quid a full price ticket is 100 Euro and a student ticket is 50. If you're in a position to sponsor another student do get in touch - I'd be delighted to help facilitate.

Update: Atheist Ireland have very kindly given me a second ticket. So there are now two spots available. Further update - a generous sponsor has given me a stash of full price tickets. Everyone who entered before 2:25pm on June 3rd gets one. There are more! If you want one, enter! You don't have to be a student.

*This bit's important - it's a student ticket.

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