A blog by folks at the Participant Action Research programme at the Sociology department
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Life after partnership
As it becomes clear not only that "partnership" is being abolished from above across what the state sees as different "sectors" - unions, community organising, women's groups, LGBTQ activism, disability rights, environmentalism, development / solidarity work etc. etc. but also that we are heading into an assault on social movements the like of which we have not seen in some time, plans are starting to be formulated for an activist summer school asking who "we" are, what the situation is, and what we can do about it.
If anyone wants to know more, please email me at laurence.cox AT nuim.ie. Some background in this talk to the Egalitarian World Initiative / UCD Social Justice conference "Equality in a time of crisis", entitled "Another world is under construction? Social movement responses to inequality and crisis" and hosted by the kind people at Irish Left Review.
MA Community Education, Equality and Social Activism
The new details for NUIM's MA in Community Education, Equality and Social Activism are now available here.
Kilbarrack CDP are hosting a "summer school for radicals of all ages" - more info, including a flyer for download, here
Final programme and rates reductions
The rate has now been reduced to €10 per day unwaged, €15 per day waged (to cover food, childcare etc.) A final programme is now available here.
"Learning from each other's struggles" provisional programme
The provisional programme is now available as a PDF file at this site.
"Learning from each other's struggles" booking not needed
Advanced booking is now closed, but it is still possible to book on the day. If you have childcare needs please email - we have a limited capacity.
"Learning from each other's struggles" accommodation
Rooms can be booked on campus via Maynooth's Conference and Accommodation service. A special rate has been agreed for workshop participants, which can be accessed using the voucher code SOCPOST - 10.
Maynooth is a small town in a rural area, so it's important to check before booking whether accommodation is within walking distance. The Glenroyal hotel is close; Carton House is somewhat more distant but still walkable. Two B&Bs within walking distance are Celtic Lodge and Aaronbeg.
Maynooth is only 35 - 45 minutes from Dublin by train (trains are frequent and run until late) so another option is to stay in Dublin, ideally within walking distance of Connolly Station (where there are several hostels, such as Isaac's and the An Oige (YHA) hostel, as well as hotels, such as the North Star and Wynn's) or Drumcondra (good for B&Bs in particular - too many to list but easily found online).