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Event: Sinister Fringe Festival 2017

Run By: Socialist

Starts: Oct, 21 | 12:00 Ends: Oct, 21 | 16:00

UL Socialists and Socialist Party Limerick are pleased to present the Sinister Fringe Festival 2017.

A day of "dangerous ideas": Anti capitalist, pro-choice and Socialist discussion and debate. Free entry.

Guest speakers include:

Paul Murphy TD,
Jess Spear (Socialist Alternative US Activist)
Phil Desmond (LIT Student's Union President)
ROSA Spokesperson
Catalonian Socialist Activist



Live music from Chris Ward and an art exhibit by Aislinn O'Keefe
Full Programme
12:00: Opening
Capitalism: Destroying our future
-Education is in the red- Phil Desmond (LIT SU President)
-Climate Chaos is now- James Tuohy (Limerick Against Pollution member speaking in personal capacity)
-Wealth inequality: off the charts- speaker TBC
12:30: Rally
100 Years on: How 1917 Shook the world
-What really happened during the Russian Revolution- Paul Murphy TD
-The Limerick Soviet & Ireland's Lost Revolution- Cllr Cian Prendiville
-LGBTQ & Women's Liberation in Revolutionary Russia- Aprille Scully
13:30: Lunch
Music by Chris Ward and Art Exibit by Aislinn O'Keefe
14:00: Rally
Repeal to Revolution: Socialist Feminism
-Winning abortion rights in Ireland- Guest speaker from ROSA
-Beyond Repeal: Lessons from the US- Jess Spear (Socialist Alternative US)
-Screening of short video on the struggle for bodily autonomy
15:30: Closing
Socialism on the March: A global revolt
-Beyond Bernie: Resisting Trump- Jess Spear (Socialist Alternative US)
-Catalonia in Revolt- Ana Garcia (Via video link)
-Building a Socialist Left Alternative in Ireland- Paul Murphy TD


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