#andshecycles Roadshow Carlow
Join us on March 24, in The Haughton Building, IT Carlow, Moanacurragh for the fourth stop on the #andshecycles Roadshow.
4.30pm: Refreshments. photography exhibition and launch of campaign video
5-6pm: Panel discussion followed by Q&A
Actor & Environmentalist, Rachel Pilkington, will lead the event as MC, along with panellists including Institute of Technology Carlow Sports and Exercise Science lecturer, Niamh Spratt-O’Shea, Green-Schools Travel Officers and Presentation De La Salle student and Climate Ambassador Maryann Hickey.
Rachel (Carson) Pilkington is an award-winning Actor who has worked extensively in film, television and theatre in Ireland. Rachel was named after the American author and Biologist Rachel Carson – the woman who first ignited the environmental movement back in the 1960’s through the publication of her most famous work ‘Silent Spring’ in 1962. Like her namesake, Rachel is a passionate environmentalist and animal rights activist. Rachel has marched as part of the School Strikes for Climate initiative on numerous occasions and has raised several Green School’s flags around the country and we are delighted to have Rachel lead the #andshecycles panel event in Carlow.
Niamh Spratt-O’Shea is a lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science in the Institute of Technology Carlow and is passionate about health and exercise. Niamh is a keen cyclist (weather permitting!) and is delighted to be part of #andshecycles. Niamh is an expert in her field of research and we are looking forward to hearing her insights on the benefits and freedoms which cycling can offer.
We are encouraging active travel and there is secure bike parking available. IT Carlow will grant access to free parking for attendees.
📸 Please note this this is a public community event admissible by registered ticket only. On the evening there will be press photography and audio recording of the panel discussion followed by Q&A 📸
We’d love to see you there and you can share the hashtag below on your social media.
In 2019 Green-Schools worked with teenage girls to develop the #andshecycles campaign to shine a light on the barriers currently reducing the rate of girls choosing to cycle. The greatest success from the campaign launch was that it stirred up many necessary conversations around the social barriers which girls face in relation to cycling. #andshecycles is a national campaign that wants to help girls get back on their bikes while addressing some of the reasons they’re reluctant to in the first place.
Following the much anticipated #andshecycles launch event in Dublin in September 2019, the next phase of the campaign will take to the road with roadshow-style, regional events around the country. The #andshecycles Roadshow will be held in various different towns and cities across Ireland between February and May 2020.