Michael Albert, co-founder of Sound End Press and Z magazine, will discuss his work on participatory economics that includes self-Management, justice, solidarity, diversity, efficiency and sustainability in a public seminar at Maynooth University on October 8.
At this workshop, which is part of the Apple Festival in Cloughjordan, Luí Smyth will present Basic Income Ireland’s proposals for a basic income scheme for Ireland. Anne Ryan (Feasta and Basic Income Ireland) and Morag Friel (Feasta) will also be present to engage in discussion.
Two Feasta members, Marian Farrell and Bridget Meehan, have helped to organise this event, which will be the first of three events which aim to bring together citizen-led movements that are working to bring about a just and resilient society in Northern Ireland and beyond. It will feature keynote speaker Michael Albert of the International Organisation for a Participative Society.
Basic Income Ireland is organising a series of events throughout Ireland during the month of Sept, to inform about and discuss their proposals for a basic income in Ireland. Advocates believe that a universal, sufficient and unconditional basic income would be a crucial ingredient in a transition to a more sustainable and equal society and economy. Many members of Feasta also take this view and see BI as an important systemic intervention that would have important short-term benefits but that also has the capacity to support the more far-reaching transformations we need.
You read more about basic income at www.basicincomeireland.com…
Longford is to host the Midland’s first TEDx Conference on Friday 29 June at the Backstage Theatre. The theme for TEDx Longford is ‘Change Makers’, with six guest speakers from Ireland and USA. Tickets are available for 12 euros.
Against the backdrop of Afri’s Famine Walk on Saturday 19th, this innovative event is intended to explore today’s challenges both in Ireland and globally, in conversation and through culture using the Great Hunger and Richard’s legacy as backdrops, including solidarity with the global social justice movement, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, climate action and food sovereignty. A strand in Irish exploring ecological parallels in culture and language will be facilitated by Teacht Aniar.