Irish Women Hunger Strikers of the 20th Century

$50.00

Fire in Their Bellies – and Little Else

This course will examine the causes that prompted women to go on hunger strikes – from the suffragette fight in 1912 to the support of IRA men in the later 20th century.

2 Zoom Sessions: Thursdays 8:00-9:15 p.m. November 3-10.

Payment: $50

  • Online payment is strongly preferred. It automatically notifies the instructor and the director of the Irish College of your registration.
  • By check, make it out to ‘Celtic Junction Arts Center’ and mail to Irish College, Celtic Junction Arts Center, 836 Prior Ave N, St. Paul, MN 55104.  If you pay by check, please send an email to the instructor, Jane Kennedy at 7-j@msn.com and copy education@celticjunction.orgWithout an email, we won’t know to expect you or how to communicate with you. 
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Description

Meet Irish women hunger strikers of the 20th Century who suffered greatly for their beliefs. This two-session course will examine the causes that prompted women to go on hunger strikes – from the suffragette fight in 1912 to the support of IRA men in the later 20th century. It will examine the heroic women who took part in hunger strikes, the conditions they encountered and the results they achieved. Other aspects of the course include the reaction to female hunger strikers by their male counterparts, the British government, and the Catholic Church.