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September 2020

Comhlámh joins call for urgent practical solidarity with people on Lesbos.

DATE : September 24, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh joins call for urgent practical solidarity with people on Lesbos. Comhlámh have co-signed an open letter calling for immediate action from the Irish government following the fire in Moria, Lesbos which has left over 13,000 people destitute. If Ireland seeks to live up to the platform of promoting human right and being a voice […]

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Conversations with volunteers. Eoin Ryan

DATE : September 21, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Conversations with volunteers.  Eoin Ryan  In 2018, Eoin Ryan came to the Irish Aid Volunteering Fair at Dublin Castle and spoke to Comhlámh about his international volunteering options.  Below he reflects on his placement in Zambia, and gives advice to other people thinking about international volunteering options (online and onsite) Taking shelter from the sun after planting soya […]

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Comhlámh's Justice for Palestine presents 'Why BDS'

DATE : September 17, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Comhlámh’s Justice for Palestine presents ‘Why BDS?’ Livestream Monday 28th Sept 7pm YouTube Comhlámh’s Justice for Palestine member group presents this free online event to discuss the international movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS). BDS will be discussed by three well-respected speakers: Fatin al Tamimi, Richard Falk and Omar Barghouti. BDS has been described […]

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"Stories from Home"

DATE : September 15, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

“Stories From Home” Culture Night 2020 with Comhlámh and Ireland Says Welcome Comhlámh and the Ireland Says Welcome group are delighted to be hosting our annual multi-cultural Culture Night. For our 2020 event we will be moving online so please join us virtually for an evening of “Stories from Home” with stories and pieces written […]

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Is Free Speech Racist

DATE : September 15, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Is Free Speech Racist October FirstWeds: In Conversation With Gavan Titley. We all know what free speech means. Or at least that’s the way the term ‘free speech’ gets bandied about. But is there more to unpack about meanings and intentions of the term. Who gets to decide? Who is excluded? And why has racism […]

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Online, virtual and remote debriefing.

DATE : September 1, 2020 AUTHOR : COMMENTS : No Comments

Online, virtual and remote debriefing.  Comhlámh’s information and support officer, Ruth Powell, reflects on delivering online, virtual and remote debriefings during a pandemic.  I didn’t want to do online debriefings at first.    I didn’t think I could do them and I worried they wouldn’t work; but on the 12 March 2020 Covid–19 changed the way we live and work indefinitely in Ireland, and doing debriefings online, virtually […]

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