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Dublin - Event Notice
Saturday January 23 2016
11:00 AM

Claiming Our Future: Annual Assembly - Sat 23rd Jan 2016

category dublin | irish social forum | event notice author Thursday January 21, 2016 11:43author by anon - Claiming Our Futrec Report this post to the editors

Saturday 23rd January 2016, 11 am to 2 pm

The Annual Assembly of Claiming Our Future organisation takes place this Sat 23rd Jan in the Teachers Club in Parnell Square from 11am to 2pm.

The agendas that concern us are changing and proliferating in every direction. To name a few...

At a global level there are: Climate Change and COP 21; permanent war zones; refugee and migrant flows and the failure to respond to these; UN Sustainable Development Goals; the need to reclaim EU values and solidarity to agree on strategies for the refugees and threats of EU downsizing or breakup

At a national level there are: growing homelessness; inadequate health care; an uneven economy; privilege for the 1%;; the constant stop/go of the Good Friday Agreement; political corruption and political disaffection.

How does civil society respond? Do we work harder in our own areas or improve interconnection with other movements? Do we concentrate on lobbying the state, especially in election periods, or give up on t failing states and advocate community solutions?
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Please note the change of venue. The assembly now takes place in the

Teachers Club
36, Parnell Square West
Dublin 1

Agenda:

11 am: Opening and Introductions

11.05 am: A Quick Look Back at 2015

11.15 am: Plans for 2016

Introducing the Draft Workplan
Event on New Perspectives for Civil Society
Robin Hood Tax (FTT) Campaign
Cap the Gap & Economic Equality group

Round table discussions

12 pm: A Declaration for a Future Ireland

Plenary discussion on next steps during 2016.

12.45 pm: Short break for people to take sandwiches and tea to their tables

1 pm: Changing politics, changing civil society:

New global and domestic realities and the challenges to civil society

Input by Fintan Farrell (Acting EAPN Director), Kathleen Lynch (Equality Studies, UCD) and Mary Murphy (NUI Maynooth & CoF)

The agendas that concern us are changing and proliferating in every direction. To name a few...

At a global level there are: Climate Change and COP 21; permanent war zones; refugee and migrant flows and the failure to respond to these; UN Sustainable Development Goals; the need to reclaim EU values and solidarity to agree on strategies for the refugees and threats of EU downsizing or breakup

At a national level there are: growing homelessness; inadequate health care; an uneven economy; privilege for the 1%;; the constant stop/go of the Good Friday Agreement; political corruption and political disaffection.

How does civil society respond? Do we work harder in our own areas or improve interconnection with other movements? Do we concentrate on lobbying the state, especially in election periods, or give up on t failing states and advocate community solutions?

Round table discussions on implications for civil society and Claiming our Future.

REGISTER HERE: http://cofassembly.eventbrite.ie

When:
2 pm: Closing -gives time for people to then attend the Water Charges protest march in Dublin.

Venue:
Teachers Club
36, Parnell Square West
Dublin 1

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