Launch event 31 Aug: Catch Them If You Can – new report

Can you tell the difference between legal, illicit and illegal finance?

Join us for an afternoon talk on the challenges of achieving financial justice, the facts on aid vs actual financial flows to rich countries and a take on all of this from journalist Bertrand Borg and legendary political cartoonist Brick, aka John Stuart Clark.

with
Bertrand Borg, Online Editor of Times of Malta
Brick’ aka John Stuart Clark, political cartoonist
and Colm Regan and Tony Daly, 80:20

This 35 minute session will also launch the new research briefing, Catch Them If You Can by human rights educators Tony Daly and Colm Regan of 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, which illustrates the scale of radical inequalities between the global north and global south and the inside story on tracking down the evidence, the actors and organisations.

Time: 4.30PM – 5:05PM, Dublin time

Register today via Zoom [follow this link]

Event Aug 25th: Profiting at all costs? Investing ethically as if people and planet matters

Registration: free via Zoom.
Date: Aug 25
Time: 8pm (Dublin time)

Many day-to-day activities are all too familiar, such as buying goods or services either in person or online, taking out insurance or making regular contributions towards your pension or savings.

But do you know what happens with your money and its real-world impact on the planet and on others along the way?

Join us for a lively discussion that will explore ethical finance, community institutions and investing in a fairer and safer world for everyone.

This online event will also be launching the ‘Stay Safe, Invest Ethically’ guide, produced by members of Common Ground Bray, Comhlámh Trade Justice Group and 80:20.

Speakers:
David McAuley, CEO of Donore Credit Union
Darcy Lonergan, councillor, Green Party, Dublin City Council
Tony Daly and Colm Regan, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and member of Common Ground Bray

Hosted by Common Ground Bray, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and Dublin Food Co-op

 

About this project

  • The Catch Them If You Can project is part of the EU-wide Citizens for Financial Justice initiative with the aim to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilising EU citizens to support effective financing for development (FfD).
  • For more information about this collaborative community project see the project page, or contact tony@8020.ie

Co-financed by the European Union and Irish Aid

 

Webinar 9th July: East Coast Doughnuts and Community Economics

Challenging financial inequality under a time of Covid-19

Registration: free via Zoom.
Date: July 9
Time: 3pm (Dublin time)

The first webinar brought NGO 80:20, Educating and Acting for a Better World together with members of Common Ground Bray and Dublin Food Coop to look at the concept of Doughnut Economics as well as how co-operatives tie into this concept.

(If you would like to find out more about Doughnut Economics as an idea, you can check out Kate Raworths website. Kate Raworths is author of ‘Doughnut Economics, 7 ways to think like a 21st century’)

The webinar will be hosted by Tony Daly and Patrick Doyle.

Tony is the co-ordinator of NGO 80:20, a member of Common Ground Bray, hub member of www.developmenteducation.ie and a trustee of Fairtrade Ireland, and Dr Patrick Doyle, historian and author of ‘The Co-op Movement in Ireland; The Co-operative Movement, Development and the Nation-State, 1889-1939’. Patrick is also an active member of the Dublin Food Co-op.

Joining the conversation will be Dr Julian Manley of The University of Lancashire. Dr Manley current research focuses on the social value aspect of working and living co-cooperatively and the Preston Model. (Learn more about the Preston model).

This webinar is an open discussion and everyone is welcome to join, participate or just listen. This week the webinar will be looking at how to implement steps towards an economy based on the principles of Doughnut Economics and how these principles can work within the context of Cooperatives.

While endless growth policies are temporarily on a hiatus for many, what does expanding a circular economy from the East Coast of Ireland look like in the context of a global pandemic? How do we reverse inequalities across communities, and what can we do?

This is an open discussion, all input and ideas welcome! How can we, as a society create a more inclusive, community based and just way to do business?’

Webinar 2nd July: East Coast Doughnuts and Community Economics

Billionaires have increased their assets and holdings since the Covid-19 pandemic began. Yet ‘common goods’ such as public health and living incomes have expanded and Amsterdam has just announced a city-wide Doughnut Economics coalition.

While endless growth policies are temporarily on a hiatus for many, what does expanding a circular economy from the East Coast of Ireland look like in the context of a global pandemic? How do we reverse inequalities across communities, and what can we do?

Join us for a two-part series on 2nd and 9th July 2020, with community co-operatives Common Ground Bray, Dublin Food Co-op and 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World as part of the Catch Them If You Can project.

Date: July 2nd, 2020

Time: 15:00 – 16:15 Dublin time

Registration: free via Eventbrite

Session style: conversational, via Zoom.

  • For more information about this collaborative community project see the project page, or contact tony@8020.ie
  • This project is part of the EU-wide initiative Citizens for Financial Justice and is co-financed by the European Union and Irish Aid with the aim to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilising EU citizens to support effective financing for development (FfD).

Workshop 15th Feb: Catch Them If You Can

Have you ever wondered what to do about radical inequalities, social investments forgone and what you can do about it?

What do previous campaigns have to say about today’s issues and challenges on issues such as tax avoidance, international finance and debt repayments for the poor in the world?

How this is routinely done ‘legally’ and ‘officially’?

In a mid-morning workshop on Saturday 15 February in conjunction with the Comhlamh Trade Justice Group and Common Ground Bray, and for anyone with a general interest in financial justice issues, join Tony Daly and Colm Regan of 80:20 in designing and co-producing a series of creative responses to these realities (participative design thinking, advocacy, taking on marketing and ‘spin’. YES!).

This workshop is suitable for youth leaders, teachers, community activists, youth workers, community economics advocates, Fairtrade supporters, the creative arts and anyone with an interest in tackling radical inequalities.

Register for the event to book your place (free). (please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements – refreshments are included)

Time: 10:30am – 14:00

Location: Common Ground, Bray, Beverly Studios, Church Terrace, Bray, Ireland A98 P3V2 (maps)

  • For more information about this collaborative community project see the project page, or contact tony@8020.ie
  • This project is part of the EU-wide initiative Citizens for Financial Justice and is co-financed by the European Union and Irish Aid with the aim to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by mobilising EU citizens to support effective financing for development (FfD).

Event Sept 29th: Food Stories at Bray Literary Festival 2019

Join us at the Bray Literary Festival 2019 in welcoming local direct provision residents to chat about food stories and food journeys, as well as sampling some food in the Harbour Bar.

When:             Sunday September 29th, 2019
Where:            The Harbour Bar, 1 Strand Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow
When:             12:00 – 13:00
Registration:  Email ciara@8020.ie to register (free event)

Food connects and brings people together. It is something that all of us, no matter where we’re from, can share in and enjoy. Join participatory-based artist Katie Ceekay, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World and Fighting Words in welcoming local direct provision residents to chat about food stories and food journeys, as well as sampling some food in the Harbour Bar.

Curated in a group setting, participants tell the story of their journey through recipes, ingredients, flavours and memory. Developed as part of a new project the recipes, stories, and the experiences will be documented and collected together in a short publication.

For more information check out the Bray Literary Festival 2019 programme online.

Featured photo © Karin Janssen 2019

In partnership with

 

 

This event is developed as part of the Let’s Talk Project supported by

     

5th Anniversary of the entry into force of Istanbul Convention

August 1st marked the 5th anniversary of the entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, known as the Istanbul Convention. Tony Daly, on behalf of 80:20, joined other members of Euromed Rights Network in reflecting on what this convention means for them.

“During a routine check-up as part of antenatal meetings with my partner, the last thing we expected our midwife to ask was whether we had booked tickets to catch the latest box office not-to-miss movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.

Tony Daly on the steps at home joined by Rosa. Photo: Ciara Regan

It was the week of Valentine’s Day in February 2014; that seasonal expression of love and affection on the annual calendar. And no, we had not booked tickets. After a hearty laugh about it, the race was on, our midwife explained…to the holiday roster. Any midwife worth their armchair forecasting knew what was coming – a VERY busy November. In an increasingly digital and digitally connected world, I couldn’t help but stop and wonder. What is this movie teaching – through emotional pain, humiliation and intimate partner violence – to today’s young women and men? Through popular culture, what is it suggesting or potentially normalising?

Four years on, and now joined by a young sister, my son sees and imitates everyone around him – most especially his cousins and grandparents. As social animals, children see, children do. And I wonder, what new role models will they grow to learn from and how many pop culture signals and norms will they be able to decode, unlearn and challenge for themselves?

As violence against girls and women is now broadcast regularly on Twitter, Facebook and in recent elections by candidates proving their ‘credentials’, it’s important to recognise the women who have encountered violence, in all its forms and through courage took personal risks to speak out, in spite of decades of distrustful state and social institutions that systematically failed generations of women. Last year over 19,000 contacts were made with Women’s Aid. At least 1 in 3 women worldwide, or up to one billion women, have been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in their lifetimes.

That Ireland ratified the Istanbul Convention on International Women’s Day in March this year is a triumph in perseverance and hope, and it gives me hope that Ireland finally signalled its ‘credentials’ as a small country to unlearn and relearn its role as a guarantor to this and future generations to prevent, protect against and combat gender-based violence in all its forms – physical, psychological and sexual.

By ratifying the Istanbul Convention, Ireland now stands in solidarity with women everywhere in stating that violence against women is no longer a ‘grey’ matter. That fantasy, is over”.

Additional links

Featured photo: © Council of Europe

Event July 10th: Calling all geographers – world hunger & junior cycle resource update

Geographers – we need your help! Join us for a 2-hour workshop reviewing the Living in the Hallow of Plenty activities and ‘hunger map’, produced in 2013 with AGTI members with a focus on hunger, poverty and waste.

Details:

  • Date: July 10, 2019
  • Time: 10am – 12
  • Event address: Concern Worldwide, 52–55 Lower Camden Street, Dublin 2.

This curriculum development workshop is designed to support critical reflection on a resource produced for geography teachers Junior Cycle, set for launch in Sept 2019 and seeks to:

  • Explore different dimensions of world hunger today (definition, measurement, who’s at risk, causes and debates) based on the Global Hunger Index
  • Provide an annotated guide to readings and relevant online sources of information
  • Include a set of suggested activities for introducing and exploring the issue of hunger, food security as starter activities linked to the Sustainable Development Goals agenda (SDG 2 Zero Hunger).

Some key questions guiding the session:

  • How should hunger issues align with the updated Junior Cycle geography specification?
  • What areas are of most interest on issues of hunger, waste, extreme weather and climates, crop failure, consumption and what are the latest trends?
  • What tools and activities would support specification linking in an active and learner-centred approach?
  • Register interest, gain a CPD participation certificate and acknowledgement in the project by emailing tony@8020.ie or registering on Facebook and joining us on the day.

Access the 2013 project resources: www.developmenteducation.ie/resource/living-in-the-hollow-of-plenty-world-hunger-today-and-the-hunger-map and http://hungermap.developmenteducation.ie/

This teaching resource is being produced in conjunction with the Association of Geography Teachers in Ireland (AGTI), Concern Worldwide and 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World.

The Change Lab 2019: What does it mean to create and shape art and design curriculum for the 21st century learner?

Exhibition: The exhibition is open to the public from Monday 8 April until Tuesday 16 April 2019 (closed on weekends). Details of exhibition, see NCAD Gallery.

Address: National College of Art & Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin, D08 K521, Ireland.

More info: twitter.com/NCAD_Gallery | instagram.com/ncad_gallery | facebook.com/NCADGallery   

80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World is delighted to take part in the Change Lab 2019 exhibition process in the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) with Fiona King and Tony Murphy of the School of Education, Anne Kelly, NCAD Gallery programme curator, Jones Irwin of Institute of Education, Dublin City University (DCU), educationalist and Development Options associate Gerry Jeffers, Deirdre Hogan of the Ubuntu Network and Tony Daly of 80:20.

The Change Lab is a critical space for learning, thinking and re-imagining the possibilities of how art and design curriculum in second level can be taught through a development education lens as explored by students taking professional masters of education (PME) in art and design as part of the Ubuntu Network’s initial teacher education approach to engage with local and global development issues.

This year’s group involved 17 students in 5 teams to conceive, research and produce original artwork on the theme:

What does it mean to create and shape art and design curriculum for the 21st century learner?

About the five projects

  • In search for a sense of place how do we trace the anatomy of a city back to its beating heart, how can we make connections that go beyond the physical? by Emma Byrne, Kate Cunningham and David Bowe
  • As custodians and educators, we want to encourage, cherish and respect lineage through intergenerational connections. By Robin Edward Leavy, Audrey Noonan and Briona Reynolds
  • In Convenience Store. At What Cost? By Maeve Hitchen, Rachel Foley and Gary Deegan
  • The Worst is yet to come!! Which raises the question, what is being done to preserve the future? By Pierce Healy, Louise Meehan, Kim Fulton and Leanne McCullagh.
  • The exploration of the human trace on the environment was the running theme throughout our work. The absence of the human figure was also evident which made us question the impact of our actions in the world by Ciarán Doyle, Catherine Hanlon, Lauren Sarsfield, and Aisling Flood.

The Change Lab 2019 is part of the first Dublin Learning City Festival which takes place from Monday 8 – Friday 12th April.  The aim of this festival is to establish sustainable intergenerational learning communities in the city and to work towards becoming a Learning City, as defined by UNESCO.

Loreto Bray and 80:20 launch ‘Use Your Art to End Gender Inequality’ poster series

Press release

March 8th, 2019

Thirty-six students from the Loreto Bray Peace and Justice group, in conjunction with human rights and human development education non-governmental organisation 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, are launching a poster art series on International Women’s Day 2019 on the themes of women’s rights and ‘on this day’ historical events.

A central idea to the posters will be shared at the launch event at 1.30pm at Bray Library in Bray, Co. Wicklow by the students and project team, which speaks in celebration to past achievements in the women’s rights movement and in protest when comparing them to similar and ongoing daily struggles experienced in the lives of women and girls in today’s world.

Actions, not words; four stealth bombers greater than or equal to the annual cost of ending maternal mortality?; the gender pay gap; education and ‘the girl effect’ – a sample of some of the most important issues for girls and women raised by the group in the poster work discussions and exercises.

In developing the Use Your Art to End Gender Inequality posters the Peace and Justice group marked the centenary year of suffrage activities and commemorations as reference points for young people, particularly girls, to learn about and be inspired to act on women’s rights (and wrongs); as a reminder of and a tribute to the power of posters historically in generating conversations and interest in women’s issues and as a mirror to highlight examples of gender discrimination and violence women face every day in public life, in the labour market and at home.

ENDS

Contact details: Tony Daly, co-ordinator, 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, email: tony@8020.ie or call (01) 2860487

Notes to Editors:

Participants have been involved in a range of cluster group activities over the last 17 months, including:

  • Exploring (1) centenary of women’s franchise events and debates, (2) global trends and realities of violence encountered by women every day, including the #MeToo movement, (3) a series of key international standards such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with international development targets to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity, and (4) selected case studies, such as the Rohingya crisis, through a gender lens.
  • Reviewing artwork from previous women’s rights poster campaigns over the last 100 years
  • Meeting the chair of the Vótáil 100 committee to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage in Ireland, Senator Ivana Bacik, and visiting an exhibition on women’s suffrage in the Seanad ante-room
  • Hands-on poster art making workshops and action-research ideas
  • Forging links, making visits and sharing peer learning across an informal network amongst teachers and students in Bray.

Other notes:

  • Free copies of the A3 posters are available by request. Contact info@8020.ie
  • Research data and Use Your Art to End Gender Inequality education and poster project details are available at 8020.ie/use-your-art-gender-inequality
  • The Peace and Justice group in Loreto Secondary School Bray is a voluntary student-led group of mixed age range of students from 13-18 years old which raises awareness of justice issues both at home in Ireland and abroad. More info: loretobray.com/peace-and-justice
  • International Women’s Day is the annual international UN designated day to celebrate the historical, cultural and political achievements of women and to champion the advancement of women’s rights and gender equality.

About Let’s Talk

‘Let’s Talk’ is an education and action project which involves young people discussing, debating and taking action on issues of conflict, peace, reconciliation, climate change, sustainable development and justice in Ireland and beyond.

The project has been running for over 20 years, co-ordinated by 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World, and is supported by Concern Worldwide.