Forthcoming Events

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(1) Mark #Mandela100 - 2018 Mandela Day: 18 July, Dublin

Join volunteers of All Together in Dignity Ireland and other community groups to 'be the Legacy' on the day the world will mark the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela on Mandela Day 2018. The world will be marking it in a 'loud' way. It is also the Mandela Day of the year of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights! ATD Ireland invites you to mark the day on Custom House Quay inspired by the 'Make Poverty History' speech by Mandela in Trafalgar Square in 2005. From 11pm to 7pm: displays of 'Make Poverty History' quotes on Liffey railings of Custom House Quay. From 12pm to 5pm: two free workshops will be facilitated close to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone. The moment of the day from 5.30pm to 6.30pm will be a symbolic 'Long Walk to Freedom' from the Famine Statues to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone. The participants will be invited to walk together the 40 metres from the Statues to the Stone while joining in some songs and listening to some readings from Nelson Mandela's book 'A Long Walk to Freedom'. The final moment of the event will be the broadcasting of the Mandela 'Make Poverty History' speech. Find out more.

(2) The Gardaí: Visions for Reform from the Communities: 18 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin

Who are the communities most affected by Garda misconduct and what can be done about it? Join ICCL to hear voices from the inner city, the travelling community, the North and more on what their vision for the Garda reform process could entail. Speakers: Fiona Whelan: the artist behind 'Policing Dialogues' (2010), Davy Joyce: barrister and traveller's rights advocate, Gareth Noble: children, disability and human rights litigator and Alyson Kilpatrick: former human rights advisor to the Policing Board of Northern Ireland. Find out more.

(3) Volunteering for the Future - Celebration of International Volunteering and Active Citizenship: 19 July, 4pm - 7pm, Temple Bar Studios (Studio 6), Temple Bar, Dublin

Come and join us for our workshop and social event with food and drinks! Do you believe that returned volunteers can make a unique contribution to action for global justice? Would you like to meet and learn from others who have linked their experience in the Global South with their active citizenship at home? If you work with international volunteers, or would like to learn more about continuing your involvement in action for global justice, this event is for you! Come along to an interactive workshop on the training materials, courses, and research Comhlámh and our partners in Czech Republic, Germany and the UK have developed as part of our Erasmus+ funded project, 'Volunteering for the Future'. There will be an opportunity to meet some of the volunteers who participated in the project and hear about the creative ways they are building on their overseas experiences to link global and local actions. All followed by a social event on the beautiful Roof Garden of Temple Bar Studios in the heart of Dublin, where we’ll celebrate active citizenship in international volunteering. Register via Eventbrite.

(4) Public Talk: ​​Paradise Lost? How the financial system is failing climate-change affected countries and what we can do about it: 26 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier St, Dublin

Climate Change is already having a significant impact on many of the world's countries, including a disproportionate impact on many of the poorest countries who have done ​the least to ​cause it. The financial system is not helping these countries rebuild, and is in fact making their situation worse. Join us on ​Thursday, 26 July to hear from two expert speakers about how the financial system is failing these countries, and the possible steps we can take. Jurgen Kaiser is the Co-ordinator of ​Jubilee Germany​ (Erlassjahr)​ and will speak to us about a new plan for debt relief for climate change affected countries. Cliona Sharkey is Policy Advisor with Trócaire and will look at the context of the broader financial system and its effects. ​Register for free tickets​.

(5) Book Launch: Getting to Zero - A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline: 26 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Cheyne Theatre, RCSI, 123 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin

The Sierra Leone - Ireland Partnership and the Irish Forum for Global Health will hold a talk and reception with Dr Sinéad Walsh and Dr Oliver Johnson for the launch of their book, Getting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Fronline. This free event is being kindly hosted by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and will be launched by RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane. Find out more about the book, the authors and tickets.