Forthcoming Events

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(1) IDEA Conversation Circle: Gender Equality as a Global Justice Issue: 27 March, 12.30-2pm, IDEA Office, 6 Gardiner Row, Dublin 1

The Irish Development Education Association is hosting a conversation on Gender Equality as a Global Justice Issue with Ifrah Ahmed, FGM Activist, and a representative of Amnesty International Ireland’s My Body My Rights campaign. Find out more.

(2) 'You can't kill the dream!' Public gathering to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.: 4 April, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, Famine Statues and the Human Rights and Poverty Stone

On 4 April 1968 at 6.01pm, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, USA. At the time he was supporting the strike of the Memphis Sanitation Workers for a decent wage and preparing the momentum of the 'poor peoples campaign', a huge non-violent march on Washington DC and the Capitol. The dreamer was shot dead but his dream of social justice is alive. All Together in Dignity Ireland and the Irish End Poverty Day Committee invite you to gather at the Famine Statues and the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Wednesday 4 April 2018 from 5.30pm to 6.30pm to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, to remember MLK's legacy and to commit together to make the dream come true. Find out more. If you are involved with youth groups, you may also be interested in the call for 'I Have A Dream' speeches:

(3) Meet VSO - Learn about Volunteering Overseas: 5 April, 6pm, VSO Office, Aungier Street, Dublin 2

This is a great opportunity for people interested in volunteering overseas to meet and speak with staff and returned volunteers about what it's like to volunteer with VSO. This Meet VSO will focus on upcoming volunteer roles in education. If you or someone you know are interested in education-focused roles, stop by to find out more. Find out more.

(4) CONCERN-ing your Career: 5 April, 6pm - 8pm, Epic, CHQ Building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 1

A networking event for students, graduates, educators and those considering working or volunteering in the humanitarian sector. Hear stories and reports from EU Aid Volunteers, and explore options for building your career with Concern. The EU Aid Volunteer initiative has created hundreds of volunteering opportunities within the humanitarian sector. The event will be of interest to those considering working or volunteering overseas with Concern or as part of the wider EU Aid Volunteer Initiative. Organizations and Further Education Course Co-ordinators may also be interested in attending to further their knowledge of the EUAV project. To learn more about the programme and the next round of EUAV vacancies, please join us for this informal networking event. RSVP and further information: (F.A.O. Lucy).

(5) Afri Famine Walk 2018: 19 May, Louisburgh, Co. Mayo

The 2018 Famine Walk will take place on Saturday 19 May in Louisburgh, Co. Mayo. Further details will be posted to the Afri website closer to the time. If you would like to receive a postal brochure (sent out one month in advance of the walk), please contact the Afri office: or 01 8827563. Find out more.