IMO: A digital archive of care experienced people in fiction, on screen and in real life. “Care Experience & Culture is a collective and collaborative project where people with care experience from all over the world can learn more about the amazing characters in literature, film, theatre, TV, radio, blogs, websites and academia both fictional and real life.” This site is in the UK and I wasn’t sure what “care experience” was. I looked at the site and I think it means foster care / social services, that kind of thing. (At least one biography mentions the Magdalene Laundries.) Includes people from all over the world, an interesting assemblage.
The Irish Times: Accessible Stasi archive offers a model for Catholic Ireland’s troubled past. “Religious orders retain their archives. There is no palpable pressure on them to hand them over, nor is there a dedicated public institution to manage the files if they did. Official Ireland still adopts an ad hoc approach to its past, limiting any chance of coherent research or public education on our vanished Catholic past…. It would be wrong to compare Catholic Ireland and communist East Germany, but Ireland’s approach to its collective past today jars with how East Germans sometimes at real risk to themselves and their families took ownership of the Stasi files and their past. Twice.”
Galway Advertiser: NUIG law postgrads create school teaching resources on Ireland’s institutional abuses
Galway Advertiser: NUIG law postgrads create school teaching resources on Ireland’s institutional abuses. “The resources, which were created with survivors, school teachers, pupils, activists, and artists, are designed to help secondary school teachers address the human rights violations suffered in the industrial schools, Magdalene Laundries, and mother and baby institutions. The resources are published on the ICHR and Open Heart City project websites, and will be available as a free download.”
Listen: Online Archive On State Support Of Running Of Magdalene Laundries Launched Today. (KFM Radio)
KFM Radio: Listen: Online Archive On State Support Of Running Of Magdalene Laundries Launched Today.. “An online archive is being launched today that shows how the state supported the running of the Magdalene Laundries. Thousands of Irish women were incarcerated in the institutions with little chance of escape.” Very brief story with very brief transcription.