Monthly Archives: February 2012

Come One Come All!

Open Meeting

Friends of Breastfeeding are hosting an Open Meeting on Sunday 11th March 2012 2pm-3pm at Citywest Shopping Centre, Dublin 24. This meeting is open to anyone who would like to make a difference in supporting mothers to have the breastfeeding experience they choose. You are welcome to attend whether you are breastfeeding or
not, with family. There will be opportunities to discuss the many activities of the organisation or have a chat with other breastfeeding mums so please come along if this is something you’d be interested in.

For directions and more information contact: Jolene Keating at enquiries@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie or call 0871624523

 

Annual General Meeting 2012

Dear Member,

Friends of Breastfeeding are pleased to be holding our Fourth Annual General Meeting on Sunday 11th March 2012, 1pm-2pm and we would like to invite all members to attend.

Agenda
1) To approve the Annual Accounts in the Annual Report
2) To approve the Annual Report from 2011
3) To elect members to the National Committee
4) Motions

Venue details for the AGM are:

Community Room
Citywest Shopping Centre
Citywest
Dublin 24

Refreshments will be served so please confirm by return email or text as soon as
possible if you plan to attend to ensure all are catered for.

We hope to see you there!

Jolene Keating
General Secretary – enquiries@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie / 0871624523

FACEBOOK HQ PROTEST IN DUBLIN!

You may have heard that Facebook has been deleting photos of nursing mothers, from the mums own private accounts. Many mothers have even had their accounts suspended or deleted for repeated “breaches” of Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities, because they supposedly contain “nudity, pornography or graphic sexual content”. This is despite the fact that Facebook’s own FAQ’s state that photos of nursing mothers are permitted.
In response to this, mothers (and fathers, grandparents and people who aren’t parents!) around the globe are coming together to tell Facebook that this practice is unacceptable, because photos of mothers breastfeeding are not pornographic or sexually graphic. If it is legal to nurse in public then how can it be “illegal” to show photos of this activity on a site like Facebook?

Friends of Breastfeeding have been approached about organising the Dublin leg of the worldwide protest at Facebook headquarters on Monday 6th February. In other countries, these are being called “nurse-ins”; however, we do not like this term for several reasons. Therefore, we have decided to facilitate the organisation of a protest, that all are welcome to attend (regardless of their nursing status, age or gender), to send the message to Facebook that the practice of trying to hide nursing mothers away from public view is no more acceptable on a social networking site than it is in restaurants, hospitals, government buildings or any other public place.

Please let us know if you are interested in helping us organise this protest or even if you’d just like to attend (reply here or email membership@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie).

Feel free to bring your children, partners, friends, co-workers and the man next door – and feel free to feed your children while attending the protest if they are hungry!

Here’s the location of the protest on googlemaps (http://g.co/maps/dg2hu). The Facebook offices are in the building that takes up the corner of Hanover Quay and Benson Street. It’s 10 minutes walk from the Grand Canal Dock DART Station or about 20 minutes from Connolly station (Luas/Intercity). There is loads of street parking and the Grand Canal Theatre car park is also close by. If anyone needs a lift, please let us know and we’ll try to pair you up with another attendee.

Fiona

PS: If you’re wondering what the big deal is, why anyone would post photos of themselves nursing or why we’re asking you to turn up on Monday February 6th at Facebook’s headquaters on Hanover Quay, Dublin, then check out this youtube video, it really explains it all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r19mvGvB8M

If you don’t have 5 minutes, you can watch the 30-second trailer here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgiTvj1UasE&feature=g-all-s&context=G2f62972FAAAAAAAAAAA

Annual General Meeting

Friends of Breastfeeding are hosting an open Meeting on Sunday 11th March 2012 2pm-3pm at Citywest Shopping Centre, Dublin 24.  This meeting is open to anyone who would like to make a difference in supporting mothers to have the breastfeeding experience they choose. You are welcome to attend whether you are breastfeeding or not, with family. There will be opportunities to discuss the many activities of the organisation or have a chat with other breastfeeding mums so please come along if this is something you’d be interested in.

For directions and more information contact: Jolene Keating at
enquiries@friendsofbreastfeeding.ie or call 0871624523