FirstWeds: Civil Disobedience and Social Change

In a society and world of overlapping crisis, ecological and political, what role does civil disobedience have to play?

With increasing numbers of people feeling that formal politics is exacerbating growing inequality and injustice, can civil disobedience be harnessed as collective action?

We are kicking off a new season of #FirstWeds with the theme of “Civil Disobedience and Social Change”. Comhlámh is co-hosting this night with the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA). The evening will bring together voices and experiences of civil disobedience and look at what it might means for social movements in Ireland and globally today.

Speakers will include Dr. Ciarán O’Carroll, Extinction Rebellion Ireland, Aisling Hederman, Apollo House/Dubin Housing Action, and Jerrieann Sullivan, Shell to Sea.

We are delighted to be collaborating with Dr. Eilish Dillon and her colleagues at the Department of International Development, Maynooth University on the 2019 season of #FirstWeds – the First Wednesdays – debates, discussions, interviews and conversations. Patrick Marren will be our moderator on the night.

To register, contact: [email protected]

#FirstWeds will be livestreamed on Facebook.

Wheelchair and lift access to the meeting room is available on the evening, via the Granby Lane entrance. Contact Mark on 087 67 20303 by 18:30 to facilitate access.

Comhlámh acknowledges the support of Concern Worldwide in hosting the #FirstWeds.