#SHESchool February 2021

We have two very different conversations for you this month. Online via Zoom, and free.

Wednesday 17 February at 7pm. Catherine Gallagher takes us through her research on how a news story is framed. * We have reached capacity for this event*

Wednesday 24 February at 7pm. What’s it like to run in the local elections. We hear directly from two women from migrant backgrounds who did just that. Register at eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/whats-it-like-to-run-in-local-elections-tickets-141718563037

#SHESchool January 2021

Happy New Year! If you’d like to start 2021 by learning how politics works in your county council, what the job of a councillor is like, and how to get involved in local decision making, then get in touch! Our Introduction to Politics is starting on Wednesday 13th January, for three weeks. Classes last about 90 minutes. They are free, online, and it’s all very relaxed. We are running the classes at 10am and again at 7pm, so you can choose the time that suits you best. To find out more, or register to join contact Michelle

info@seeherelected.ie / 0860320455

#SHESchool Introduction to Policy

#SHESchool Introduction to Policy *SOLD OUT*

Our SHESchool Introduction to Policy filled up very quickly. Continuing to provide political education to women and an opportunity for women to have conversations about politics and policy is part of our plans for 2021. If you would like to join our mailing list, please email us info@seeherelected.ie or call us on 0860320455.

#SHESchool November 2020

A brand new addition to SHESchool this winter is our Introduction to Public Policy in Ireland. What do women need to know about the policy decisions that affect their lives? Join us on Wednesdays at 7pm to find out what government policy is, what might an alternative look like, and what women need to know.

We started on Wednesday 11th November with Pension Policy and Housing on 18th November. Registration is now open for our last class on Domestic Violence. It is happenning at 7pm on Wednesday 25th November, by Zoom.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-gender-lens-domestic-violence-policy-tickets-129340871027

#SHESchool October 2020

**update 13th October, 2020. October SHEschool is now full. But… we are very happy to run it again soon. So please email if you would like to participate and we will go again as soon as there are enough for a class**

Back by popular demand! Our free online Introduction to Politics is starting on Wednesday 14th October 2020. There are three classes. They start at 7pm for 90 minutes with time for a break included. We start with active citizenship and what is meant by left and right in politics (Wed 14th October). This is followed by local government (Wed 21st October). We finish with looking at the job of a councillor (Wed 28th October). Full details are in our course outline.

To register please click here https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/sheschool-registration-123316636379

Here is our course outline SHESchool October 2020 and here is our Statement of Values SHE Statement of values

#SHESchool September 2020

Thanks to everyone who has given us feedback on the See Her Elected Project. We are starting to build SHESchool along the lines that you asked for. First up we answer your wish to hear directly from women who have either run for local election, or who have worked on a campaign in rural Ireland and who can talk to you directly from experience. We have a series of three talks for you.

Please contact Michelle indicating which ones you would like to attend. info@seeherelected.ie  0860320455

Tuesday 22nd September, 7pm. Nora Fahy will tell us about running as a rural candidate for a party in 2014, and what lessons her experience holds for others.

Tuesday 29th September, 7pm. Edel McSharry has managed two election campaigns and will reflect on what a successful campaign in rural Ireland needs.

Here are Edel’s slides Edel Mc Sharry Campaign Management

Tuesday 6th October, 7pm. Marian Maloney ran as an independent candidate in 2019. Among the things she will talk to us about is running with a background in the Public Participation Network and Local Community Development Committee structures.

#SHESchool July 2020

If you would like to know more about our online school, please contact Michelle at info@seeherelected.ie, 0860320455

Introduction to politics. 7pm Tuesdays
7th July Active Citizenship
14th July Local Government
21st July Councillors
28th July Political Language

Further details are available here

Masterclasses for Female Councillors Friday 3rd July 11.00am. Using video to reach out to your constituents

Following on from the very well received social media masterclass with Sheila Reilly in May, we are returning on Friday 3rd July 11.00am-12 with a class on how to make a video to use in your social media posts.Of all the feedback you provided, this was the most popular request.

Sheila explained how and when to post to draw attention to your council work by making a short video for your social media. SHE are proud to welcome Síona Cahill – campaigner, communication professional, and content creator – who will present a very practical class on the do’s and the most definitely do not’s. To join us please contact info@seeherelected.ie / 0860320455.

Síona is a former president of the Union of Students in Ireland. She has organised and led advocacy campaigns on Marriage Equality (including creating the branding of Make Grá The Law), registration to vote, access and funding for third level education, reproductive health and rights, sexual health and consent, and empowering women in leadership.

#SHESchool Online Seminar Series Peymana Assad 23rd June 7pm

Join us on Tuesday 23rd June at 7pm to meet Peymana Assad

Peymana is a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Harrow, elected in 2018 making her the first person of Afghan origin elected to public office in the UK. She stood as the Labour Parliamentary candidate for Ruislip Northwood and Pinner in the 2019 General Election. Alongside her Council duties, she works in Parliament as Head of Office for a Labour MP. Peymana was a founding member of the Fabian Society’s International Policy Group and has worked extensively across the charity sector with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development on Afghanistan. She has sat on various boards for British charities working on gender, peace and security across the Middle East and Central Asia. In 2014 she was chosen by the US Ambassador to the UK as a rising star in the UK and as a result was invited to President Obama’s meeting with young people in London in 2016.

You can find more information about Peymana on her website.

Registration details here

#SHESchool June 2020

Please note this month’s SHESchool is fully booked. We are taking registrations for a repeat of these 4 classes next month which will be held in the evening time. Please contact us for details. info@seeherelected.ie

Introduction to politics. 11.00am Wednesdays
3rd June Active Citizenship
10th June Local Government
17th June Councillors
24th June Political Language

To join in any of these classes, please contact Michelle info@seeherelected.ie 0860320455

#SHESchool Online Seminar Series Fiona Buckley 9th June 8pm

On Tuesday 9th June, 2020 at 8pm. Dr Fiona Buckley will be talking to us about the debates around the representation of women in government

To register for Representation Debtaes – what do we mean by descriptive, substantive and symbolic representation and how does this relate to women’s political representation? email Michelle info@seeherelected.ie

Dr Fiona Buckley is a lecturer in the Department of Government and Politics in University College Cork where she specialises in the teaching and research of gender politics. Read more

Here are the slides from Fiona’s presentation Women in Politics_Representation Theories


Masterclasses for Female Councillors 26th May 11.00am

Social media masterclass for female councillors with Sheila Reilly. Tuesday 26th May 2020 11.00am-12.00. Free online masterclass on how to make social media work for you. The positives and the pitfalls. To join us please contact info@seeherelected.ie / 0860320455.

Sheila Reilly is the editorial director with Iconic News. She is a former editor of the Longford leader and a frequent commentator on local and national radio. Sheila is also the Chairperson of Longford Women’s Link.

#SHESchool May 2020

Introduction to politics. 11.00am Tuesdays and repeated at 8pm Tuesdays
28th April Active Citizenship
5th May Local Government
12th May Councillors
19th May Political Language

To join in any of these classes, please contact Michelle info@seeherelected.ie 0860320455