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National - Event Notice
Thursday January 01 1970

Grassroots Gathering 9

category national | anti-capitalism | event notice author Friday February 18, 2005 18:20author by Laurence Cox - Dublin Grassroots Networkauthor email grassrootsdublin at yahoo dot com Report this post to the editors

The death of partnership - what now for grassroots activism?

Dublin Grassroots Network presents


- The death of partnership
- What now for grassroots activism?

Friday 1st of April to Sunday 3rd of April
St Nicholas of Myra community centre, Carmens Hall, off Francis St.,
Dublin 8

Across a wide spectrum of movements - from community development
to trade unions, from environmentalism to disability rights - activists
are becoming aware that partnership is not working for them. Both formal
Social Partnership as well as "partnership with a small p" - exercises in
consultation and discussion at every level of government - are becoming
top-heavy exercises which involve us in endless meetings and writing
document after document, which are then ignored completely.

This Gathering aims to bring activists from different sectors together to
compare our experiences of "the death of partnership" and to ask what our
alternatives are: "where to from here for grassroots activism?" We are
holding plenary discussions on these topics as well as a wide range of
workshops, video showings and social events designed to give activists a
chance to meet each other, swap stories, express our anger and brainstorm
on what we can do now.

Confirmed speakers and participants to date are involved in community
activism, Shannon protests, independent trade union organising, opposition
to incinerators, the women's movement, anti-racist work, the global
justice movement, community and alternative media, the project for a
social centre in Dublin and guerrilla gardening!

Grassroots Gatherings are free and open to everyone involved in or
interested in grassroots, non-hierarchical activism. Good veggie food and
childcare will be provided.

If you would like to organise a workshop, set up a stand or get involved
in some other way, contact: grassrootsdublin@yahoo.com

Download Poster - Detailed timetable coming soon.

PDF Document Grassroots Gathering 9 0.41 Mb

author by dunkpublication date Mon Feb 28, 2005 14:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

old GG website

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Nov 14 2003,

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Jul 1 2003,

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Jun 25 2003,

Grassroots Gathering 5
Jun 10 2003

people everywhere on the move - for a better world
people everywhere on the move - for a better world

working with and learning from nature
working with and learning from nature

author by krossie - DGNpublication date Fri Mar 18, 2005 17:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

More info for GG 9 is to be found at


author by lizpublication date Tue Mar 22, 2005 00:07author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Friday 1st of April

7.00-9.30 video on the Miners strike followed by Dave Douglas,
anarchist, ex -miner, talking about his experiences during the Miners strike.
9.30-12.00 some class of a social event organised by the good Seomra
Spraoi people

Saturday 2nd of April.
All day; Kids Grassroots
10.30-12.00; Dissent G8, with Irish and Scottish Dissent
Groups, Food Not Bombs Workshop, Design Skills for Activists -stencil
making Workshop, Making a Difference Workshop, DIY Fashion -make and
do workshop
12.00-1.00; Gender Circles , female, male, transgender, other. get together and chat. with 5 min transgender? film. Irish premiere.
1.00-2.00; delicious lunch provided by Food Not Bombs
2.00-3.00; Forgotten Radical Ladies -Talk by Pauline Conroy, Stopping
Incinerators with the Ringaskiddy campaign, Grassroots and Diversity with Irish Traveller speakers , Social Centres- Getting our Own
Spaces, with Seomra Spraoi from Dublin and CAZ from Cork.

3.30-5.00 Plenary: Death of Partnership ( see above)
5.00-6.30: Dinner, thanks to the lovely Food not Bombs people and you.
6.30-7.30: Media Workshop- media skills.how to press releases, interviews dealing with hostile media etc.
Models Workshop with Cork grassroots
, Safer Communities- dealing with
sexual violence Workshop, Iraq and Palestine. Plans for Action

8.00-9.00: Gender Identity workshop with carol o' keeffe documentary "written on the soul" followed by gender spectrum discussion, Anarchist Summer Camp workshop, , Book stalls and
information stalls
Stalls on WSF, Nano Technology, EU Constitution, Palestine Support and
from RED INK books, Indymedia, Workers Solidarity Movement, etc.

9.00- 12.00; the real business of grassroots,‘networking’ over a
couple of pints, The Green Lizard, Francis St.
12.00 bedtime.

Sunday 3rd of April
All day: Kids Grassroots

11.30 –1.00: The Grassroots Network -meeting with grassroots groups around the country
2.00-3.00: Flexploitation- Video and workshop with the Independent Workers Unio
, Community Gardening; how to do it, Anarchism- what is it?,
Defendant Support, Plans for Action, DIY medicine.
3.00-4.30: Plenary: What next for Grassroots Organising? Where to next?
5.00-6.00 Closing Circle: who hosts the next gathering?

c yus there :}

author by james rpublication date Thu Mar 24, 2005 14:44author address author phone Report this post to the editors

download and print, then distribute


author by yuppublication date Fri Mar 25, 2005 17:56author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Some of the meetings listed are very odd combinations of topics

author by Noise Hackerpublication date Fri Mar 25, 2005 18:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors


Power to the People!
Power to the People!

author by badmanpublication date Fri Mar 25, 2005 19:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

They are lists of meetings at the same time - there are several meetings in each time-slot.

author by squeepublication date Sun Mar 27, 2005 19:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

i'm really interested in going, but i've never been involved in anything like grassroots before, plus i'm only sixteen- should i still come along?

author by GGerpublication date Sun Mar 27, 2005 19:11author address author phone Report this post to the editors

You bet you should come along. Grassroots Gatherings are open to anybody who is interested in building a better world from below. You don't have to be a member of anything or have been involved in any political stuff before. The workshops have a really broad range of themes and the speakers are from all sorts of different campaigns. The idea is that people can go along, hear different voices, take part in discussions and make up their own minds, rather than listening to a single 'party line'. There is also normally a big mix of different age-groups.

author by Arty Fartypublication date Sun Mar 27, 2005 19:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Looking forward to finding out how stencil design is done. See ya on Saturday morning.

author by how muchpublication date Mon Mar 28, 2005 20:45author address author phone Report this post to the editors


author by freepublication date Mon Mar 28, 2005 20:50author address author phone Report this post to the editors


though I'm sure donations would be welcome

not a commercial event

author by tobie*publication date Tue Mar 29, 2005 16:16author address author phone Report this post to the editors

There will be a kids space all day saturday and sunday. If you know ahead of time that you are bringing a kid with you let us know, otherwise we will see you and your young ones on the day.

Feel free to bring any toys . . .

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