A festival celebrating the spirit of Mother Jones; the 'most dangerous woman in America'. This 3 day festival will include a range of concerts, talks, workshops, awards and exhibitions.
Mary Harris, also known as Mother Jones, was born in Cork 176 years ago in Shandon and was baptised in the North Cathedral. She immigrated to Canada in the early 1850s, and later moved to America following the death of her husband and their four children from yellow fever in 1867. From the 1890s until her death in 1930, she became one of the most famous and feared trade union leaders in America and was known as Mother Jones.
The 2nd annual festival will celebrate the spirit of her tireless fight against injustices with a range of concerts, public lectures, workshops and an exhibition on her life and times as well as lectures and workshops on others who fought in the same spirit.