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UCC Staff and Students in Multilingual Flash Mob Protesting Sexual Violence

28 Oct 2022
Multilingual Flash Mob at Open Day 2022

On Saturday 8 October, students of Languages, Literatures and Cultures as well as Theatre came together with staff to form a multilingual flash mob at UCC's Open Day in unified protest against sexual violence and victim blaming. 

Inspired by the viral performance of The Rapist in your Path by the Chilean theatre company, Las Tesis, they danced, shook, punched, and roared in 11 different languages, including Irish, Chinese, Bulgarian and Irish Sign Language. Through their highly emotive performance and the power of the language and languages, they showed our solidarity with victims and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence all over the world. The performance also created the opportunity to create and raise awareness on UCC's Bystander Intervention Programme with flyers being distributed to the Open Day attendees. The multilingual flash mob was very generously jointly supported by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Unit

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