We are excited to announce a new series of events highlighting sections of the community who are underrepresented in our membership and creating accessible routes to activism for our members.

WRDA in Conversation with Stacey Graham and Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston

WRDA in conversation with Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston, Stacey Graham and Danielle Roberts Loyalist Women and Peacebuilding

Julie-Anne Corr-Johnston (Jules) is a former Belfast City Councillor. Her election in 2014 broke new ground, not just for the Oldpark constituency – where she became the first female Unionist to represent the area in Local Government – but also for Political Unionism, having been its first openly lesbian designate. Having lost a seat on the City’s Council last year, Jules now works as an educational support worker in the voluntary and community sector and in her free time offers political analysis on current affairs.  She lives in North Belfast with her wife, two year old twins and their rescue cats.

Stacey Graham is a 30 year old married mother of two from the Woodvale, a Loyalist working-class area in North Belfast. She joined the Progressive Unionist Party in 2012. Since joining Stacey has twice served as an election agent, volunteered as constituency support worker and more recently has become the party’s Equality Officer. Outside of her party activism role, Stacey has co-ordinated Woodvale Community Response which supported vulnerable people in the area during the Covid19 Pandemic.

Danielle Roberts has been working on a PhD project at UU researching barriers to PUL women’s political participation, and now works in the LGBT sector. Danielle is also involved in feminist activism with Belfast Feminist Network and Alliance for Choice, and co-organiser of the annual Reclaim the Night Belfast march against street harassment and gender based violence.

 

Loyalist Women and Feminism – Thursday 30th July at 6.30pm. Email Megan for the Zoom link
Loyalist Women and Peacebuilding – Thursday 6th August at 6.30pm. Email Megan for the Zoom link

 

WRDA in Conversation with End Deportations Belfast

Close Larne House Campaign – Date to be confirmed. Email Megan to register your interest.