(England) Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. (Speaking of Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion)
Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. (Speaking of Ireland Making England the Legal Destination for Abortion) is a London-based, direct-action feminist performance group. We challenge the restrictions placed on abortion services in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and campaign for access to safe, legal and free abortion services globally.
Location: London, England
Executing direct actions at:
- A conference for Irish Catholics, London Irish Centre on International Women’s Day 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr1z_aCKoOQ
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade, London 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz00jyAaJyw
- The state visit of the Irish President to Britain April 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzq6jb_f6po http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqC9LVfVoTI
- Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt’s ‘advice surgery’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmf3c9oVQmA
- Demo at Irish Embassy, London, 20 Aug 2014 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OViLsmJV0Go
Collaborating with pro-choice groups in Ireland and globally, including:
- My Belly is Mine and Spanish activists;
- Co-organising demo outside the Irish Embassy, London, on 20 August 2014
- Working with My Belly is Mine, CAWN, Words of Choice, to organize ‘Festival of Choice’, London to coincide with the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion.
- Producing the film, Repeating Histories, highlighting the collaboration between Spanish and Irish pro-choice activists in London from the 1980s to the present day.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vDIpzxPGsI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fcvNG67-VM
- Executing direct-action
- Campaigning; running pro-choice campaigns
- Using social media forums such as facebook / twitter / youtube
- Film skills and video editing
- Maintaining a collective
We would like funding for the Speaking of I.M.E.L.D.A. collective to undertake a return trip to Ireland. This trip will involve us using direct-action to raise awareness of the negative effects of Irish anti-choice laws and pressure the Irish state to change its archaic policies, alongside building solidarity with pro-choice groups in Ireland.
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