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All Ireland community campaigns gathering
Tuesday March 22, 2011 22:54 by Community campaigns gathering communitycampaignsgathering at gmail dot com 087 6686644
sat 26th march, dublin
Here is the programme for the All Ireland Community Campaigns Gathering, there are still some places left so email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Community Campaigns Gathering
This will include a chance for groups and individuals to introduce their own local campaigns.
11.00 – 12.00 ‘Dealing with the Media’
Share experiences of dealing with the media and get practical advice on writing and sending press releases, preparing for radio interviews and using alternative media. With Mimi Doran and William Hederman.
Mimi Doran is a communications practitioner and media lecturer with interests in social justice and participatory approaches to learning, research, and communication. Mimi has completed research on media literacy with St Michael’s Estate Regeneration Team, at the Equality Studies Centre. Mimi has provided strategic planning, PR strategies and media training to a variety of businesses and organisations.
William Hederman is an activist, photographer, graphic designer and journalist. He worked as a journalist and editor at The Irish Times and subsequently as a journalist at Village Magazine. He has also lectured in journalism at DCU. He is part of the collective that runs the Seomra Spraoi social centre in Dublin.
12.15 -13.15 ‘Basic tools for working together’
Share your experience of working together in a community campaign group and learn basic tools that can be used to make decisions, facilitate discussions and keep working effectively. Facilitated by Paula Leonard
14.00-15.00 ‘Dealing with the State’
A chance to hear about the experiences of one community campaign group in dealing with state agencies, government departments, the legal system and the Gardai, and to share your own experiences that others may be able to learn from. With Eoin O'Leidhin, activist at Rossport Solidarity Camp. Eoin has been living in Mayo for the past four years and will be sharing experiences of engaging with state agencies, regulators and the legal system. Facilitated by Mark Malone, Seomra Spraoi.
15.00 – 16.00 ‘How to Keep Going’
This workshop is a space for sharing experiences of how to cope with mental and physical stress of long term campaigning, how to support each other in our communities. Facilitated by Aoife Cooke
16.15 – 17.00 Closing
A chance to hear what people got out of the day to discuss how can we support each other and act in solidarity in the future, with the option of creating a short statement expressing solidarity between the different community campaigns for media release.
Facilitated by Paula Leonard
Community campaigns gathering