Cocoon Nights is an informal open mic event series that aims to raise awareness of the concerning and growing numbers of femicides in Ireland, as well as providing a space to grieve and process the emotions that arise from such experiences. It facilitates a space for our UCC community to come together, to showcase, and support each other’s creative responses to femicide, and indeed all forms of gender-based violence. We welcome all forms of creative response including, but not limited to, music, song, poetry, paintings, sculptures, podcasts, performances, and videos. Responses are welcome, indeed encouraged, in any language!
As a community, UCC stands against all forms of Gender-Based Violence and we call for an immediate end to it. For more information on what UCC is doing to prevent, support, and respond to instances of sexual and gender-based violence please visit Bystander Intervention and Speak Out.
If you or anyone you know is impacted by the issues raised here, please consider accessing these linked support services.
This event is kindly sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Studies in Languages and Cultures (CASiLaC) and jointly organised by the Violence, Conflict and Gender research cluster in CASiLaC, The Sexual Violence Framework, Bystander Intervention Programme, EDI, Women’s Studies and UCC Societies.