ROOM FOR REBELLION ANNOUNCE TRIPLE EVENT
LONDON, DUBLIN & BELFAST
23rd MARCH 2018
‘Political Party’ Room for Rebellion announces a triple event in London, Dublin, and Belfast on the night of March 23rd 2018.
The pro-choice synchronised sister club nights will take place at The Yard (Hackney Wick, London), Jigsaw (Dublin) and Black Box (Belfast), championing an impressive line-up of Solid Blake, Violet, Moxie, Object Blue, Aurora, Venus Dupree, Endrift, and Eliza.
This month, Leo Varadkar, the Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister), announced that a referendum in Ireland would take place in May of this year on the 8th Amendment within the Irish constitution which bans abortion in nearly all circumstances. The current law ignores the UN human rights to bodily autonomy, and sits as one of the strictest abortion laws in the world. The Taoiseach commented that “we cannot continue to export our problems and import our solutions”.
Room for Rebellion, a collective of Irish pro-choice women featured in the Guardian, Mixmag, Dazed and elsewhere, is in association with London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign and welcomes the news of a referendum. As the Irish Times poll demonstrated, 56% of the Irish people welcome change to laws that impose over women’s bodies – the Irish people want to trust women and their doctors to access free, safe, legal abortion care.
10 women and girls leave Ireland a day to travel and access safe reproductive care due to the non-fit-for-purpose law. Room for Rebellion believes “it is time to remove the restraints of the church and the patriarchy from our bodies”.
Women are continually betrayed by the justice system in Ireland and Northern Ireland, put through distressing trials receiving prison sentences, and needlessly dying when their choice is compromised. State cases like X and Y and A, B and Chighlight the horrors of rape, incest, torture, extreme poverty, and fatal infections which have seen women fighting for the right to access abortion services. With a fight ahead to secure the repeal of the restrictive 8th amendment, Room for Rebellion asks for your support in what will be a historic year for women’s rights.
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All proceeds raised by Room for Rebellion will be donated to the fight for abortion rights in Ireland.
If you are part of the Irish diaspora, check the hometovote.com campaign for more information on eligibility for voting in the referendum.
For more information on the individual events, DJs, and tickets:
Solid Blake (Apeiron Crew): https://soundcloud.com/solid_blake
Aurora (Spectral, Radar Radio): https://soundcloud.com/aurora-mitchell
Object Blue (Tobago Tracks): https://soundcloud.com/objectblue
Artwork credit: Caterina Bianchini
High-res image available on request*
London-Irish Abortion Rights Campaign:
Room for Rebellion organisers are: