TU Dublin students, in partnership with Afri (Action from Ireland), will host the Virtual Afri Hedge School on Wednesday November 18th from 9:45 to 14.00. The event is organised by third year students of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Community Development and Youth Work course as part of their module Principles of Human Rights.
'Afri’s vision is of a more just, peaceful, equal and sustainable world. Afri seeks to inform debate and influence policy and practice in Ireland and internationally on human rights, peace, global justice, and sustainability' (Afri, 2020).
The Community Development and Youth Work programme is a four year degree programme at Department of Humanities programme at TU Dublin Blanchardstown. Our mission is to educate and train future community development and youth workers to work as active citizens and agents of change. The programme promotes principles of inclusion, human rights, equality and social justice, working towards sustainable development, and tackling issues such as inequality, climate change, poverty and disadvantage (TU Dublin, 2020).
The theme for this years 2020 virtual Afri Hedge School is ‘Human Rights Challenges 2020’, Racism, Conflict, Sustainability’. Human rights abuses have been laid bare during the current pandemic. At the same time we can take heart that people and movements have risen up to support those affected by these human rights challenges. Mindful of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and their importance in focusing action for a more equal, just and sustainable world, this virtual event will feature a blend of speakers, workshops, discussions and creative activities.
Donnah Vuma, Afri Board Member and Direct Provision Resident will speak on ‘Racism, Institutional Racism, Direct Provision in Ireland’.
Afri Film featuring Oisin Coughlin, Director, Friends of the Earth Ireland speaking on ‘Sustainability, Biodiversity, Climate Change' followed by discussion on and the role for Community and Youth Worker to meet this challenge of our time.
The event will take place on a virtual platform (Zoom).
It is a free event, however, advance booking is essential as spaces are limited.
Date: Wednesday November 18th 2020
Check in time: 09:45am; starts 10.00am
Finish time: 14.00
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