Our Lives Out Loud

In Pursuit of Justice and Equality

Author: Ann Louise Gilligan,Dr. Katherine Zappone

Publisher: The O'Brien Press

ISBN: 1847174353

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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A fascinating story of love and campaigning for equality and social justice. When Katherine Zappone and Ann Louise Gilligan met it was love. It has been love through twenty-seven years together. But that love had consequences which brought this couple to the High Court, and beyond. They met at Boston College. Returning to Ireland, their relationship had to be kept secret. Jobs were at stake, and elevation to positions of authority could be jeopardised. What would happen if one of them died? Only a married couple received the support of the state in such circumstances. Ireland rejected their Canadian marriage and they had to make a huge decision: to go public and fight or to stay quiet and suffer the consequences? Here they offer their deeply personal story – out loud for all to read. Foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu
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Being Gay in Ireland

Resisting Stigma in the Evolving Present

Author: Gerard Rodgers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498555519

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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Being Gay in Ireland argues that existing theory on gay men’s lives exhibits a social weightlessness, whereby regional histories become lost in universalist conceptions of identity. Gerard Rodgers aims to fill the gap in regional knowledge by exploring Ireland’s evolving history and its potential implications for gay men’s lives.
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Northern / Irish Feminist Judgments

Judges' Troubles and the Gendered Politics of Identity

Author: Máiréad Enright,Julie McCandless,Aoife O'Donoghue

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509908943

Category: Law

Page: 624

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The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project inaugurates a fresh dialogue on gender, legal judgment, judicial power and national identity in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Through a process of judicial re-imagining, the project takes account of the peculiarly Northern/Irish concerns in shaping gender through judicial practice. This collection, following on from feminist judgments projects in Canada, England and Australia takes the feminist judging methodology in challenging new directions. This book collects 26 rewritten judgments, covering a range of substantive areas. As well as opinions from appellate courts, the book includes fi rst instance decisions and a fi ctional review of a Tribunal of Inquiry. Each feminist judgment is accompanied by a commentary putting the case in its social context and explaining the original decision. The book also includes introductory chapters examining the project methodology, constructions of national identity, theoretical and conceptual issues pertaining to feminist judging, and the legal context of both jurisdictions. The book, shines a light on past and future possibilities - and limitations - for judgment on the island of Ireland. 'This book provides a rich and expansive addition to the feminist judgments catalogue. The ... judgments demonstrate powerfully how Northern/Irish judges have contributed to the gendered politics of national identity, and how the narrow subject-positions they have created for women and 'others' could have been so much wider and more open.' Professor Rosemary Hunter, School of Law, Queen Mary University London. 'The Northern/Irish Feminist Judgments Project is inspirational reading for anyone interested in feminism or Irish studies ... It is a model of how to conduct feminist enquiry. Its most innovative contribution to scholarship and politics is how the rewriting of landmark legal judgments from a feminist perspective allows us to imagine (and therefore begin to construct) a more egalitarian, a more just, future.' Associate Professor Katherine O'Donnell, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin. If you let it, this book will make you think. ... It made me think – it reminded me, I suppose – that legal writing can be wonderful: rigorous, creative, deeply observant, provocative. Read it and see what it makes you think. Professor Thérèse Murphy, School of Law, Queen's University Belfast
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Ireland Says Yes

The Inside Story of How the Vote for Marriage Equality Was Won

Author: Gráinne Healy,Brian Sheehan,Noel Whelan

Publisher: Merrion Press

ISBN: 1785370391

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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At 7.20pm on 23rd May 2015, in the courtyard of Dublin Castle, Ireland truly became a nation of equals. Ireland Says Yes is the fast-paced narrative account of all the drama, excitement and highs and lows of the last 100 days of the extraordinary campaign for a Yes vote in the 2015 Marriage Equality Referendum. Those who led the Yes Equality campaign tell the inside story of how the referendum was won, and how Ireland’s two principal gay and lesbian rights organisations put together the most effective and successful civic society campaign ever launched in Irish politics. As well as a drama-packed chronological account of how the Yes campaign was executed, the book explores how social media mobilised a new generation of voters to the polls and how political parties, student unions and youth groups co-ordinated their efforts to deliver one of the most historic referendum results in Irish political history.
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Loud and Clear

Classroom Activities on Public Speaking

Author: Gita Iyengar

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125016663

Category: Public speaking

Page: 89

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Loud and Clear: Classroom Activities on Public Speaking is resource book for teachers. It is a comprehensive manuall on public-speaking activities that can be carried out in the classroom for students from class VI to XI. It aims to cultivate the art of effective communication by making use of well known activities such as elocution, extempore, debates, quizzes and group discussions. The activities have been formulated for easy use by stating the purpose, procedure, time, evaluation and desirable number of students for each of these. The Note to Teachers serves as a guide for teachers to conduct and evaluate the sessions. The activities in the book are divided into 10 chapters. The book progresses from simple activities to relatively complex ones, building confidence in students and enabling gradual honing of communication and speaking skills. The appendices include a section on how to create and run a club for public-speaking activities, and also provide some useful quotes and speeches.
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Black Male(d)

Peril and Promise in the Education of African American Males

Author: Tyrone C. Howard

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772453

Category: Education

Page: 188

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In his new book, the author of the bestseller Why Race and Culture Matter in Schools examines the chronic under-performance of African American males in U.S. schools. Citing a plethora of disturbing academic outcomes for Black males, this book focuses on the historical, structural, educational, psychological, emotional, and cultural factors that influence the teaching and learning process for this student population. Howard discusses the potential and promise of Black males by highlighting their voices to generate new insights, create new knowledge, and identify useful practices that can significantly improve the schooling experiences and life chances of Black males. Howard calls for a paradigm shift in how we think about, teach, and study Black males. Book Features: Examines current structures, ideologies, and practices that both help and hinder the educational and social prospects of Black males. Translates frequently cited theoretical principles into research-based classroom practice. Documents teacher-student interactions, student viewpoints, and discusses the troubling role that sports plays in the lives of many Black males. Highlights voices and perspectives from Black male students about ways to improve their schooling experiences and outcomes. Identifies community-based programs that are helping Black males succeed. “Howard is more than a reformer. He seeks to dismantle a system that stifles dreams, devours hopes, and destroys opportunities. . . . He offers us a road map for how to do this and an invitation to join him in this venture. Let us hope that more than a few of those who read this book will enthusiastically accept his offer and join him in this important work.” —From the Foreword by Pedro A. Noguera, New York University “Black Male(d) is a timely, masterfully crafted contribution to an important conversation about one of our nation’s most misunderstood populations. Anyone who is troubled by the status of Black boys in schools and society will find much that is useful in this book. The author’s brilliance is apparent and praiseworthy.” —Shaun R. Harper, Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education, University of Pennsylvania “This book pushes educators to not only know more but to do more on behalf of Black males. This is the book that shows us how to reform practices, policies, and places in order to improve the human condition of Black males. Howard reminds us all that we absolutely must do better—our children’s lives depend on it!” —H. Richard Milner IV, Helen Faison Endowed Chair of Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh Tyrone C. Howard is professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles.
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White Women Getting Real About Race

Their Stories About What They Learned Teaching in Diverse Classrooms

Author: Judith M. James,Nancy Peterson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579229107

Category: Education

Page: 208

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For many White women teachers and teachers in training – who represent the majority of our teaching force today – the issue of race is fraught with discomfort. It may challenge assumptions, evoke a sense of guilt, or give rise to a fear of making mistakes or saying the wrong thing. This book presents the first-person stories of White women teachers who tell us not only how they have grappled with race in diverse classrooms, but how they continue to this day to be challenged by issues of color and privilege. These are no stories of heroic feats or achievement of perfection, but stories of self-disclosure that lay bare their authors’ emotions, ideas, curiosity, vulnerability, and reflections as they engaged with race, and challenged practices of color blindness and empathetic distance. Avoiding abstract educational lingo, these teachers come clean about the emotional cost of dealing with racism, White privilege, and fear of being racist in our rapidly diversifying schools. Admitting their cultural mistakes, they hope their readers can find a safe place to use theirs for honest dialogue and positive learning. In approaching chapter authors for this book, the editors asked the writers to ask themselves, “Will my well-being and sense of self be at risk if I tell this story?” Recognizing what’s at stake, they wanted writers who would be real with themselves. The women in this book hope that their stories will resonate with readers, help them feel less alone, and give them courage to begin a dialogue with colleagues, friends, staff and administrators around race concerns. Each chapter concludes with a few questions to prompt self-reflection at home, or for use as exercises to use in small groups or staff development training.
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