Forthcoming Events

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(1) Public Good or Private Wealth Seminar: 24 January, 6pm - 8pm, Boole Lecture Theatre 1, Boole Theatre complex, University College Cork

The Centre for Global Development, UCC and Oxfam Ireland will be co-hosting a public seminar on economic inequality in Ireland and around the globe and its relationship to public services. Speakers: Jim Clarken, Oxfam Ireland CEO: ‘Global Inequality- How to Reduce the Gap’; Dr Fiona Dukelow, Senior Lecturer in Social Policy, UCC: ‘Inequality in Ireland’; Colette Cunningham, Lecturer, School of Public Health, UCC: ‘Leaving No One Behind: Health Inequalities in Ireland’. The event will be chaired by Dr Nick Chisholm, Director, Centre for Global Development, UCC. Free event open to everyone. Queries to:

(2) RAWTAC: Raising Awareness Through Art and Conversation: 27 January, 1.30pm - 5.30pm, Kino Café, Washington St, Cork

On 27 January, Development Perspectives in partnership with Creativity & Change, EIL and Serve will be hosting an exciting event to actively involve passionate individuals in an afternoon of art and conversation to raise awareness and engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is an open invitation to join in, roll up your sleeves and get creative as we join forces to raise awareness of the SDGs in Cork and take collective action. Participants will meet at Kino Café at 1.30pm for a brief introduction to the day. Creativity and Change will bring participants to the location where participants will have an opportunity to co-create Cork's newest SDG mural. At 3.30pm participants will make their way back to Kino Café where hot tea & coffee and refreshments will be waiting. Here participants will have the opportunity to hear from an excellent panel of speakers about their activism journeys towards achieving the SDGs in Ireland and about upcoming opportunities. Panel of speakers: Siobhán Claire (Serve), Jorge Ruiz Villasante (EIL) and Katie Martin (Development Perspectives). Places available: The maximum number of places for this event = 25. Funded: This event is fully funded by Erasmus+ programmes of the European Union and Irish Aid. RSVP.

(3) UCDVO Development Film Series 2019: January - February

Book your seats for the UCDVO Development Film Series. A great line-up of films and guest speakers. The series includes 5 high- quality feature documentary films on subjects relating to development and global justice issues. Each screening is followed by a guest speaker with an opportunity for discussion. This event is free of charge and all are welcome. Seat bookings must be made in advance by emailing: Find out more.