Forthcoming Events

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(1) Public Talk - 'The coup in Brazil and Lula's imprisonment' by Rui Costa Pimenta, Party Chairman, Workers' Cause Party (PCO) of Brazil: 29 May, 6.30pm, Comhlámh, 12 Parliament St, Dublin 2

In light of the recent events in Brazil, the Workers' Cause Party is organising a series of lectures in some European countries to discuss with the Brazilian community and the local population the coup situation in Brazil, the meaning of Lula's imprisonment, the importance of fighting for their freedom and prospects of anti-coup struggle in the country. The debate will have an initial lecture of Rui Costa Pimenta, but it is open for interaction and audience participation. About the speaker: Rui Costa Pimenta is the founder and national president of the Workers' Cause Party (PCO), militant for 40 years, a journalist and actively participated in the working class upsurge that took place in Brazil at the end of the military dictatorship.

(2) #LASCWeds Talk - Documentary Screening 'Stories of Water': 30 May, 7pm, Comhlámh, 12 Parliament St, Dublin 2

Peru is a country with huge mineral deposits that has based its economic model primarily around the extraction of those minerals. As a result, it is home to some of the largest transnational mining companies in the world. Peru is also one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to the effects of climate change, and has been suffering from an acute water crisis for years. Of the 31 million people living in Peru today, over 3 million lack access to safe water. This documentary produced by the environmental network Red Muqui brings to the fore the human stories at the centre of this fateful paradox. The film provides evidence of the extreme vulnerability of water sources and ecosystems in Peru, showing how the pollution produced by mining impacts not only on the environment but on the people who live in this ‘mining country’. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session.

(3) The Age of Activism - World Café: 9 June, 12pm - 1pm, Red Room, UCD Student Centre, UCD

On Saturday, 9 June, UCD Volunteers Overseas will host The Age of Activism - World Café event as part of the UCD Festival. We are inviting participants, change-makers and dreamers to take part in this interactive and stimulating World Café experience; to explore questions around what is significant about student activism and where does it take you? How have the language and tools of activism changed and where are they going? Facilitated by Comhlámh, The Age of Activism - World Café is an opportunity for participants to re-engage with issues and reconnect with people.There will be tea, coffee and pastries and all are welcome. Find out more. To secure a place at the table, please email

(4) AkiDwA Open Day - Embracing Diversity and Inclusion: 21 June, 10am - 3pm, Community Hall, Unit 2 Killarney Court, Upper Buckingham St, Dublin 1 (next to AkiDwA)

Akina Dada wa Africa-AkiDwA (Swahili for sisterhood) is a national network of migrant women living in Ireland. The organisation was established in 2001 by a group of African women to address, isolation, racism and Gender Based Violence that the women were experiencing at the time. AkiDwA Vision is a just society where there is equal opportunity and equal access to resources in all aspects of society, social, cultural, economic, civic and political. AkiDwA Mission is to promote equality and justice for migrant women living in Ireland. Find out more.

(5) Brain Gain Ireland: 12 July, 6pm - 9pm, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8

The annual networking meeting for migrant entrepreneurs and professionals. This event shares, explores and highlights the 'gains' and contributions of migrant entrepreneurs and professionals in Ireland, to inspire other individuals to take up entrepreneurship. Contact Shamsun Nahar Chowdhury: