Please note this is a short supplement with mainly time-limited or immediate information, not a full issue (the next one will appear at the start of February)
Féile Bríde, Kildare: Education, Action, Compassion, Hope
Afri’s Féile Bríde takes place on Saturday 9th February at Solas Bhríde, Kildare town. The sun shines through winter’s darkness and promises the warmth and growth of summer......speakers at this year’s event embody the attributes of the title. Richard Moore’s living example of compassion is such that the Dalai Lama calls him his hero. Caoimhe de Barra has devoted her energies to pursuing justice and human rights, as Michael Doorly has directed his to promoting global education and equity. Kay Mulhall personifies the spirit and aim of the Brigidines ‘to stand in solidarity with the oppressed and seek to build a more inclusive community.’ Meghan Carmody represents a new generation of activists with passion and determination to see our world transformed. There will also be music by Laoise Kelly. The programme will run from 10.15 am to 5pm. Further details from Afri, and phone 01 – 8384204. Afri is now at 8 Cabra Road, Phibsborough, Dublin 7, D07 T1W2.
Compassionate Campaigning Programme at SCPH, Derry
The Compassionate Campaigning Training and Support Programme at St Columb’s Park House, Derry, has a new programme out. It includes a free programme of campaigning support and skills development, meeting mornings every fortnight from 22nd January to 25th June (9.30am to 1.30pm). Other programme available include Self Care as a Campaigner; Skills and Techniques; Principles of Non Violence in Action; Systems and Interdependence – Global/Local Links; Develop an effective campaign; Insider or Outsider Tactics; Know your key messages; Media training for media and TV; Voice coaching and presentation skills; Real life campaigning case studies; Social media as a tool in campaigning; Understanding political systems; Power structures; Meditation for self care. For further details contact: Nuala Crilly, Compassionate Campaigning Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org and phone 028 -71343080.
AVP / Alternatives to Violence Project
The AVP monthly meeting will take place on Thursday 17th January, 7.30pm at Friends Meeting House, Eustace Street, Dublin - and not on 2nd Thursday of the month. The agenda includes a report on the business meeting, Q and A for newcomers and a brief annual report for 2018. Upcoming workshops include: 11th-13th January, 2nd level, Portlaoise Prison; 18th-20th January, Training for facilitators, CDI, Tallaght; 25th-27th January, Training for facilitators, Limerick Prison; 1st-3rd February, Basic workshop, Mountjoy Medical Unit (waiting list); 1st-3rd February, Basic workshop, Midlands prison; 22nd-24th February, Basic workshop, The Dochas Centre (women only); 24th February, Training Day for active facilitators, Cork prison; 1st-3rd March; 2nd level workshop, Mountjoy Medical Unit. If you haven't started training with AVP, you must take part in a basic workshop first. The AVP Ireland website is at and you can subscribe to their mailing list, or send a message, via this. You can also contact the Coordinator, Dorothée Potter-Daniau at 085 – 1512582.
Lead with Love and Courage, Castlewellan
The Sheehy Skeffington School invites you to join for a conversation with Ruairi McKiernan on Friday 25th January from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at The Lodge Business and Cultural Centre, 1 Dublin Road, Castlewellan, Co Down BT31 9AG. Contribute to a just and sustainable peace through personal leadership, courage, creativity and love. The conversation will be led by Ruairi McKiernan, an award-winning social innovator, campaigner, consultant, writer and speaker who was recently selected as one of the top 10 people leading social change in Ireland by global social entrepreneurs organisation Ashoka. Book with EventBrite at where you can also contact the organiser.
Torn from Home: Remembering the Holocaust, 2019, Belfast Ïã½¶ÊÓÆµappÍøÖ·ÏÂÔØ
This is an exhibition of textiles and memorabilia at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast from 10th January to 28th February. There is a guided tour at 11am on Monday 28th January for which you need to book with the Linen Hall Library. For more information visit
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