Inspired and invigorated by the first official meeting of the Comhlamh Northern Ireland Action Group on Saturday Helen Henderson penned a few words a bout what went down.
Individuals from all walks of life and corners of the world gathered together in a space that was free from organisational or political agendas to speak out and act on issues of injustice locally and globally. Issues arising included the human rights abuses in connection to gold mining in Peru and our recent news of gold mining in Omagh, the energy crisis and fracking in Enniskillen, modern day slavery, zero waste movements and creative campaigning. I am hopeful that this little bud will take shape and grow into a flowering group of action but unsure of what type of flower it will grow into at this stage. Big thanks to Martin from Lawrence Street Workshops who kindly lent us the quirky space full of beautiful recycled/upcycled wooden creations.
Watch this space.