Disappear Here Film Club 2: Losing Alaska

 

ChangeMakers, Disappear Here Film Festival and Concern Worldwide are pleased to invite you to the second Disappear Here Film Club screening and post-film talk at the Market House, Clonmany, this Friday 1 July 2022 at 7:30pm.

 

Our second film is the powerful documentary ‘Losing Alaska from Director Tom Burke.

 

The 375 residents of Newtok, Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. Tom Burke’s elegiac study follows the community as they struggle to maintain their traditional Yup’ik culture, a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing, and build a new town on safer, higher ground.

 

Post film panel discussion

 

Our post screening discussion will include Donegal Green Party Chairman Michael White, Rosemary Mc Closkey, Vice Chair of Inishowen Rivers Trust and Duncan Stewart, Environmentalist, Activist and Architect, talking about how these issues are of local as well as global concern.

 

Details

 

The Market House, Clonmany

1st July 7.30pm (Pay at the Door)

 

Entry to the film and post-screening discussion costs €7.50 and all proceeds go to the newly established ‘Donegal Documentary Fund’, to help raise awareness of sociopolitical and environmental issues in the county.

 

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Home Energy Actions from the ChangeMaker Community

In June 2022, a group of Donegal Change Makers attended a Walk & Talk event which we organised in partnership with Glenveagh National Park’s Education team. With an uncertain Winter ahead for many in 2022, the group attended a workshop and discussion with Architect and Activist Duncan Stewart to address the question: how do we reduce home energy costs? The group came up with these suggested actions based on what they had heard on the day. Actions discussed included:

Continue your journey; download our two page Green Energy Actions PDF today and share it with your community group, friends and family.

Home Energy Workshop Actions

This is just the start as we’ll be rolling out our Sustainability Passport Resources later in 2022.

Biodiversity Actions from the ChangeMakers Community

 

In June 2022, a group of under 40 Change Makers joined Aengus Kennedy of Nature North West and Duncan Stewart, environmental activist, architect and creator of RTE’s Eco Eye at Glenveagh National Park for a walk and talk event in partnership with the Education Team at Glenveagh. The Donegal change makers who attended Aengus Kennedy’s workshop came up with these recommended actions for protecting biodiversity.

 

Continue your journey; download our Biodiversity Workshop Actions Sheet today.

Biodiversity Workshop Actions

Disappear Here Film Club 2: Losing Alaska

Disappear Here Film Club 2: Losing Alaska

 

ChangeMakers, Disappear Here Film Festival and Concern Worldwide are pleased to invite you to the second Disappear Here Film Club screening and post-film talk at the Market House, Clonmany, this Friday 1 July 2022 at 7:30pm.

Our second film is the powerful documentary ‘Losing Alaska from Director Tom Burke.

The 375 residents of Newtok, Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town. Tom Burke’s elegiac study follows the community as they struggle to maintain their traditional Yup’ik culture, a subsistence lifestyle of hunting and fishing, and build a new town on safer, higher ground.

 

Post film panel discussion

 

Our post screening discussion will include Donegal Green Party Chairman Michael White, Rosemary Mc Closkey, Vice Chair of Inishowen Rivers Trust and Duncan Stewart, Environmentalist, Activist and Architect, talking about how these issues are of local as well as global concern.

 

Details

 

The Market House, Clonmany

1st July 7.30pm (Pay at the Door)

 

Entry to the film and post-screening discussion costs €7.50 and all proceeds go to the newly established ‘Donegal Documentary Fund’, to help raise awareness of sociopolitical and environmental issues in the county.

 

Follow our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for further updates.

 

 

Biodiversity and Green Energy Solutions

Biodiversity and Green Energy Solutions

 

ChangeMakers in partnership with Glenveagh National Park is pleased to present: Duncan Stewart & Aengus Kennedy of Nature North West in conversation about biodiversity and green energy.

2pm: Meet at 2pm at the car-park.

We will need to leave by 2:05pm to stay on schedule. If you are late or lost, text me at 086 – 1913919 and walk to the log cabin along the Derrylahane Trail.

2:15pm Talk by Duncan Stewart at the log cabin, followed by walk.

2:45pm Talk by Aengus Kennedy along the Derrylahane Trail.

3:30pm Tea, coffee, traybakes at a reserved area in the restaurant at the Visitor Centre

3:45pm – 4.45pm: Q&A facilitated by Janine of the Education Centre followed by group activity with 2 x 10 minute brainstorm of actions we can each take when it comes to biodiversity, green energy and achieving a circular economy.

All are welcome.

 

 

 

QQI Level 5 in Intercultural Studies

Equip yourself for an active participation in our rapidly changing society.

 

ChangeMakers is pleased to present a QQI Level 5 in Intercultural Studies facilitated by Francine Blaché Breen and supported by the Donegal ETB Community Education Support Programme.

This dynamic course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and competence to explore, reflect and analyse intercultural issues. These could include issues such as diversity, racism, prejudice, conflict, inclusion, participation, equality and interdependence.

To register your interest, please email myra@inishowen.ie or call 074 – 936 2218.

Learners who successfully complete this programme will:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of intercultural issues;
  2. Evaluate various aspects of interculturalism using a range of methods and sources;
  3. Develop a respect for self, others and diversity;
  4. Explore a variety of ways of dealing with issues arising from cultural difference;
  5. Engage in constructive discussion and debate on intercultural topics;
  6. Develop a set of skills and behaviour consistent with positive intercultural communication;
  7. To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to intercultural studies through the medium of the indicative content; and to enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.

10th anniversary

 

Join ChangeMakers to celebrate our 10th anniversary on Thursday 9th June 2022 from 9am to 2pm at An Grianan Hotel , Burt , Co Donegal. Reconnect with fellow ChangeMakers, Seeds of Change participants, ChangeMakers steering committee members, Partner organisations, Funders, Community groups, QQI course graduates and a soon to be announced guest speaker.
This is a very special occasion for us here at ChangeMakers and we really do hope you can come along and celebrate with us!
Bookings now to avoid disappointment : https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/celebrating-10-years-of-changemakers-donegal-tickets-339774674197

Exploring Intercultural Awareness

Join Donegal ChangeMakers , Donegal Volunteer Centre and Think Equality for a gentle and informal introduction to exploring intercultural awareness through defining and discussing identity, culture & diversity. Celebrate Donegal Volunteer week by celebrating culture and diversity!

This workshop will take place in Monday 16th May 2022 at 7pm, online Zoom.

To book click this link https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/exploring-intercultural-awareness-tickets-335392045637

 

Donegal Africa Day 2022

Celebrate the diversity of African Cultures at Donegal #AfricaDay Happening this Saturday 14th May at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny & An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny .

In conjunction with Donegal Intercultural Platform and Donegal County Council we will be there supporting this wonderful day with the Self Help Africa ‘Women On the Front Line of Climate Change’ Exhibition with discussion taking place from 12noon until 1pm.

 

Our Money, Our Future ‘Money makes the world go round’

Join us for a two part workshop on Our Money , Our Future .
Part 1 will be an introductory workshop exploring some basic economic ideas: economic for what/who, how to measure progress, survey of some economic theory, examination of ‘trickle-down economics’ and linkages of economics to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Part 2 will be focused on taxation and impacts on society including linking the Global South & how Global North systems impact the Global South.