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This timely symposium aims to provide a forum to start and develop conversations from critical and creative perspectives about engaging with voices – LGBTQ+, women, people of colour – that are so frequently sidelined in the North’s conservative climate. Given the rapidly changing political and social landscape of Northern Ireland, and the turmoil that Brexit looks likely to engender, these conversations are becoming increasingly important. The event will bring together speakers from within and beyond the academy, with academics from numerous universities joining figures from local cultural institutions. 11-12.30Panel 1: chaired by Ann-Marie Foster (Queen’s University Belfast)Caroline Magennis, University of Salford: ‘“I was pretty sure I was born to live, die, eat, sleep and have sex”: Reinventing the Wild (Northern) Irish Woman’; Anna Liesching, curator of C20th art at the Ulster Museum: ‘Making her Mark’: getting Women Artists into the Museum’;Eli Davies, University of Ulster: ‘“We weren’t worried about bombs, we were worried about sweets”: women, memory and the everyday during the Troubles’. 1.30-3.00 Panel 2: chaired by Tara McEvoy (Queen’s University Belfast)Livi Dee, Newcastle University: ‘Trauma as an Outsider: Creating an oral history of the Northern Irish Mother and Baby Homes’;Katie Mishler, University Collge Dublin: ‘Writing the Body: Abortion Narratives and Storytelling as Feminist Praxis’;Sacha White, Queen’s University Belfast and freelance writer, ‘“Now for the North”: Writing towards Abortion Repeal in Northern Ireland’. 3.30-5.00 Panel 3: chaired by Mícheál McCann (Queen’s University Belfast)Clare Gormley, Assistant Curator, The MAC Belfast: ‘Curating “On Refusal: Representation & Resistance in Contemporary American Art”;Stefanie Lehner, Queen’s University Belfast: ‘Remapping in/NI: Performing LGBT Stories of Peace & Belonging: Theatreofpluck’s Tactics for Time Travel in a Toilet (2017) and So I Can Breathe This Air (2018)’;Vanessa Ifediora, Photographer: ‘Stepping into the frame: A conversation about inclusion’.