A blog by folks at the Participant Action Research programme at the Sociology department
Sunday, June 12, 2011
PAR chapter on Irish birth activism in new book
Demeter Press have just published an edited collection by Andrea O'Reilly, The 21st century motherhood movement: mothers speak out on why we need to change the world and how to do it. It includes chapters on more than eighty organisations around the world campaigning around issues ranging from birth and maternity care via war and peace to social justice on the basis of shared identities as mothers. There are two Irish chapters: PAR researcher Christina Bermingham on AIMSI, the birth activist Association for Improvements in Maternity Services Ireland, and Martina Hynan on Keeping Mum, a community arts project in Ennis. Available from www.demeterpress.org
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).