VSI Volunteer Info Event 2013 May 15th
Concern Debates National Final 2013 May 16th
The schools involved in this year’s final are Ardscoil Mhuire, Corbally, Co. Limerick, and Newbridge College, Co. Kildare. The motion for the evening’s debate will be ‘The international community must now take military action to topple the regime in Syria’.
Development Education - Responding to the Global Crisis? May 17th
The seminar aims to bring together development education practitioners, policy makers and members of civil society from across Europe, to network and exchange best practice ideas and experience. In light of the global financial crisis and the Beyond 2015 agenda, this seminar will particularly explore ways in which development education in the non-formal education sector can foster community resilience and enable citizens to advocate for change. For more info click here or to register for the event by May 10th click here.
When: 9am, Friday May 17th
Where: Bewley’s Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
East Clare Community Co-op's Pop-Up Free Market May 18th
When: 1- 6pm, Saturday May 18th
Where: East Clare Community Co-Op, Scariff, Co. Clare
Africa Day Celebration May 26th
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Africa Day and African unity, Irish Aid is hosting a flagship Africa Day family event on May 26th. The day will feature live music, international cuisine, a speakers corner, a kids zone, an exhibition space and a best dressed competition and fashion show. More exciting events are set to take place throughout the week (19th-26th) across the country in Limerick, Cork and Galway. For more info click here. If you are interested in volunteering for the event please download and complete the application form here and email it to Emily Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: 11am - 5pm, Sunday May 26th
Where: Farmleigh Estate, Phoenix Park, Dublin
Latin America Week Photo Exhibition
The photo exhibition was launched on May 1st. The focus of the exhibition, 'Digging at the Heart of Mother Earth', surrounds the social and environmental impact of mega-extractive industries. The exhibition will remain on display at the Irish Aid Centre, 31 O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin until May 31st.
Celebrate Our She-roes: Exhibition Launch of Paintings Exploring Gender
The paintings, exploring women’s empowerment and development education were launched on April 4th. Speaker Síobháin Madden officially launched the Comhlámh and EIL funded exhibition. If you missed it you can view a short video of the launch here. The paintings remained on display in the Irish Aid Centre until April 18th.
Creative Writing Workshop for Returned Volunteers & Development Workers
Have you lived and worked in the "Global South"? Do you have stories to tell? This workshop is an opportunity to mine the rich veins of your memory under the guidance of a trained AWA writing group leader.
MA in Development Studies at Kimmage DSC
The Kimmage Development Studies Centre is inviting applications to its MA in Development Studies programme commencing September 2013. The course runs for 14 months full time or over 2-3 years by Flexible and Distance Learning. The MA can be taken as a general MA programme, or through one of three new Specialist Pathways: Globalisation and Change; Development and Management; or Faith and Development. Closing date for applications is 21st June 2013. Click here for more info.
New Masters in Critical Communication Studies
The School of Communications at DCU has recently launched a Masters programme in Critical Communication Studies, exploring the relationship between communication, media and literacy. The programme which places particular emphasis on ongoing developments in communications and media begins in September 2013. For more info click here
Masters in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism
NUI Maynooth's practitioner MA brings together social movement organisers, community educators, grassroots activists and newcomers interested in social justice for a year of "learning from each other's struggles". The course includes social analysis (what equality is and how inequality works); radical democratic methodology (community education for liberation) and political strategy (learning from the struggles of popular movements for justice). The deadline for applications is Tuesday April 30th. For more info on the course click here