The ChangeMakers Guide to Global Justice for Community Groups and Individuals

Join us for a bespoke workshop to immerse yourself in the themes of Global Justice: Thursday 17 November 2022 from 7pm to 8:30pm.

Look more closely at themes of Social, Environmental and Economic Justice at a global and local level.

Connect with other individuals and community groups in Donegal and find out about the ChangeMakers Seeds of Change and Mentoring Programmes which are two key pathways to becoming a change maker in a world that needs change.

 

What’s the workshop about?

This workshop will feature presentations on Social, Environmental, Economic Justice and break-out room clinics, designed to:

  1. Remind you what ChangeMakers is all about, in its focus on ‘development education’ work, which means: linking the experience of people in their local environment to that of people around the world in particular, in the Global South (Asia, Africa and Latin America);
  2. Look closer at the three categories set out in our Seeds of Change Small Grant Fund, specifically: Social, Environmental and Economic Justice;
  3. Examine and discuss the current challenges facing us locally and globally in the areas of Social, Environmental and Economic Justice, to help you to consider your cause/future projects from all angles, and to discuss your work and ideas in more detail in a break-out room with a ChangeMaker mentor and other community groups interested in the same area;
  4. To introduce the revised ChangeMakers Mentoring Programme, as for example, maybe you have a new community group or you are an individual who would like to receive mentoring so as to apply for funding in the future. We are here to help you on that journey.

Register 

To register your place, visit Eventbrite:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ypy5x

For More Information on the Seeds of Change Small Grants Funding visit:

Seeds of Change Grant Scheme

For more information on our Mentoring Programme, please visit:

Mentoring Programme

Shooting the Darkness to feature in the November Monthly Documentary Film Club

 

Shooting the Darkness to feature in the November monthly documentary film club

War photography is the theme for the next Disappear Here Film Club on Friday 4 November 2022 at 7:30pm at the Market House, Clonmany, Co. Donegal. A post-show panel discussion will feature local photographer, Brendan Diver of photosfromireland.com and Adriana Valderrama of Ulster University.

About the Panel

Brendan Diver is a Donegal based photographer based in the beautiful peninsula of Inishowen in Co. Donegal. Through his work with Photos From Ireland, Brendan runs landscape and portrait photography workshops and photo tours in the wild rugged and beautiful location of Co. Donegal.

Adriana Valderrama is a Psychologist with a Masters in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution and PhD researcher in the School of Art and Humanities in the Programme of Heritage and Museum Studies at Ulster University. Her current research examines contested curatorial practice in societies dealing with a difficult past such as Colombia and Northern Ireland. She is the former director (2016-2018) of Casa de la Memoria Museum, Medellin, Colombia.

 

The monthly film night, which is funded by Concern Worldwide, takes place on the first Friday of every month and features issue-led films that spark debate and conversation. Each screening is followed by a talk exploring the local and global connection.

Fake News

Michael McLaughlin of Disappear Here Film Festival said:

“With the rising phenomenon of ‘fake news’ across the world and the impact of that disinformation, via conspiracy theories, it is important to recognise the power of photography to preserve the true narrative of the past. We look forward to gathering together at our next Film Club to watch Tom Burke’s great documentary. After, we will reflect with local photographer, Brendan Diver on important questions including: how can photography assist the curbing of disinformation and what are the free speech implications around it? Brendan will also reflect on his own work with photosfromireland.com capturing the beauty of the Donegal landscape.”

About the Film

SHOOTING THE DARKNESS

A powerful documentary by Tom Burke about the men who unwittingly became war photographers on the streets of their own Northern Irish towns.

They did not leave home in search of war and adventure: the violence erupted around them. They expected a career of wedding photography and celebrity photo-calls and instead the images they produced during the worst years of the Troubles would come to define that conflict.

The press photographer deals in single images that must distil story, character and context into a single frame which is often more impactful than moving images of the same event. What did it cost these men to take those pictures? What was the value of those images as the conflict raged on for 25 years? These moral and ethical questions are at the heart of this illuminating documentary by Tom Burke (Losing Alaska, The Liberties).

Event Details

Friday 4 November 2022 at 7:30pm at the Market House, Clonmany, Co. Donegal

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

ChangeMakers thanks its funders, Irish Aid and partners Inishowen Development Partnership, Donegal ETB, Self Help Africa, Trocaireand Concern for making its work possible.

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Disappear Here Film Club 4

ChangeMakers is delighted to feature at Screen 2 during the Disappear Here Film Festival in Ballyliffin which runs 23 – 25 September 2022. On Saturday, film club enthusiasts can feast on an afternoon of documentaries and interesting post-show discussions to feed both the intellect and the soul. Join us!

 

About the documentaries

 

1pm

Feature Documentary 1: The Dali Lama: Scientist

In “The Dalai Lama — Scientist”, the Dalai Lama tells the unknown story, in his own words, of his lifelong journey into the world of science and technology, and how the world has changed as a result. With extensive, rare, and never before seen footage, this film tells the very human story of the Dalai Lama that no one knows.

Director: Dawn Gifford Engle (USA) 1hr 34mins

3pm

LGBTQ FOCUS Triple Bill:  3 x SHORT FILMS

Different (20mins) (As Gaeilge)

Summer 1980’s, The West of Ireland. A time and place where homosexuality is frowned upon, a promising young Gaelic footballer, Patrick, falls in love with another young man from his local village.

Oisín (21.34mins)

A single mother longing for connection must choose between her autistic son and the girl next door.

High Society (12 mins)

High Society is a Drama, coming of age film about Leah who overdoses on cocaine provided by Gary. The story deals with themes of revenge, immaturity, and love, following a young women Ruby who is in love with her girlfriend Leah. As Leah falls into a coma, through the flashbacks of her memories and her brother’s death, Ruby deals with the aftermath choosing revenge to handle her grief.

Followed by a panel led discussion with Inishowen Pride organising committee members, on the seismic event, and its legacy for the peninsula.

6pm

Feature Documentary 2: Erasmus in Gaza

Riccardo, an Italian final-year medical student, is going on Erasmus. The destination: Gaza, a war zone. His friends are shocked. However, it is important to him as he wants to become a war surgeon and is writing his thesis on explosive bullet wounds. Entering Gaza is not easy, he needs permission from three different authorities: the Israeli army, the Palestinian Authority and the Hamas.

Directors: Chiara Avesani, Matteo Debló (Palestine, Italy, Spain) 1hr 28mins

Followed by post show panel discussion.

Project Worker

We’re excited to be expanding our team at Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP). IDP is one of 49 local development companies based in the Republic of Ireland. With two office bases in the Inishowen Peninsula, this position will be based out of our Buncrana Office. Delivering on community led local development for over two decades, we are proud of the company culture we have built where our team are committed to the peninsula and its people.  Do you want to be part of our dynamic creative community led team where we support People, Place and Progress?

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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.

 

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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

 

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