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Global Activism Week Sept 26th - 30th
Celebrating our global campus, raising awareness of global issues and supporting sustainability
Check out the #GenderJusticeNow Festival Exhibition
and take the pledge to be a Gender Justice Advocate
Location: outside James Hardiman Library `
When: Monday 26th September - Friday 30th September
This year’s STAND Student Festival Exhibition spotlights just a small selection of collective actions around the world which have contributed to combatting gender injustice, discrimination and inequality - from grassroots campaigns to global movements.
From the fight for sexual and reproductive rights, to the end of gender-based violence and the achievement of economic justice for women and gender minorities, this year’s exhibition celebrates the power of solidarity in bringing about change, and calls on us to continue to challenge inequality where we see it.
Join us in standing up for #GenderJusticeNow. Take the pledge to become a Gender Justice Advocate, download your action pack, and join a movement of students around Ireland rising up for a just, equitable and sustainable world for all!
Global Goals Jam (in partnership with Concern)
STAND have teamed up with Concern Worldwide to offer an in-person Global Goals Jam workshop - rapid, interactive workshops focused on the SDGs generating ideas for creative action on gender equality. Join us for a 90 minute session - snacks provided!
When: Thursday 29th September, 1.30 - 3.00pm
Venue: The Space, Aras na Mac Leinn
Register: Just drop in
Visit the STAND Info booth
Visit the booth to find out more about taking action for global justice and gender equality, and to enrol in our upcoming Global Issues courses!
When: Thursday 29th September, 12 - 4pm
Venue: Part of the Socs festival in Áras na Mac Léinn Foyer
Ecobricks Project - Society Competition
Want to improve your societies impact on the environment? Want to be in with a chance to win €500 for your society!?
Take part in the Ecobricks competition!
Tuesday 27th September at 7pm
Virtual Event Link in the QR code above.
What are Ecobricks? Ecobricks are large plastic bottles packed tightly with soft plastics. These plastic-filled bottles are very sturdy and can be used as building blocks for a wide range of things, for example furniture. Ecobricks are thus a sustainable way to sequester plastic that would otherwise be destined for landfill, or possibly end up in the ocean. We are currently encouraging University of Galway students and staff to make Ecobricks!
The Competition: Partaking societies will build a functional structure using ecobricks for the chance to win a cash prize. Societies can plan their structure until November, when the building will take place. Judging will take place on the 17th November.
The structure needs to be something functional, like a stool or table, but you can get creative!
The structure needs to be made primarily from Ecobricks (>50%)
You need to use a minimum of 4 Ecobricks
Societies are encouraged to make and collect their own Ecobricks, but we will also distribute the ecobricks collected from the university community amongst societies.
Tune into the virtual information evening about this competition on Tuesday 27th September at 7pm! Link in the QR code above.
Orphanages: Why not to volunteer with and Alternatives ways to make a difference
Thursday 29TH September
located in Geography on the Concourse (down near Bank of Ireland follow the signs)
Sandwiches and juice provided for all
Join Comhlamh and its Orphanage Working Group in this short Information Session around the growing global movement to end orphanage volunteering and the institutionalisation of children.
This event is a partnership with: Tearfund Ireland, Comhlamh, NUI Galway's volunteering project ALIVE.
About the Speakers:
Get involved in Sports
Wedensday 12pm - 5pm
Kingfisher Sports Centre
Get Involved with Societies
Socs Day & Big Party Sept 29th
Global Activism Week Exhibition
Aras na Mac Leinn
Monday Sep 26th to Friday Sep 30th
Exhibition of pictures taken by members of PhotoSoc that fit the theme of Global Activism Week, running from 26th to 30th September inclusive.
"For the Good Cause"
Venue The Space, Áras na Mac Léinn
18:00 to 19:30
Join us Monday, 26th September 2022, in the Space above Bailey Allen Hall for our gathering themed "For the Good" as part of the Global Activism Week.
The Housing Crisis: An Eco-Socialist Solution
People Before Profit Society
Venue: The Large Acoustic room, Áras na Mac Léinn
Tuesday, 17:00 to 18:00
Join us for a conversation led by Eoghan O'Ceannabhn from PBP Dublin about the housing crisis, and PBP's eco-socialist solutions. Event followed by our EGM, where we'll elect a new committee and discuss our plans for the year ahead!
Salthill Walk (Weather Permitting)
Venue: Meet at the Martyn Ryan Building
19:00 to 21:00
Join us for a fun walk along the Prom in Salthill
Guided tour of the Campus
Venie: Meet in Aras na Mac Leinn Foyer
at 11am, 1pm & 3pm.
Guided Tour of Campus by Dramsoc for new students at NUIG
Venue: Meet at the Kingfisher
13:00 to 14:00
Meet outside of the Kingfisher and walk alongside the river for some forest bathing. Reconnect with nature to celebrate Global Activism week!
Socs Fest & Socs Day and Big Fest Party
Venue: Áras na Mac Léinn & Sult
11:00 to 23:00
Celebrate with the Societies a full 12 hours of fun.
Put Children First,
End Orphanage Care
Lit & Deb Society
Venue: Kirwan Theatre
19:00 to 21:00
Join the Literary and Debating Society for a discussion panel on the far reaching harms of the practice of orphanage volunteering and visits in association with Comhlámh.
Guest speakers: Stephen Ucembe Hope in Homes and the Kenyan Society of Care Leavers – via Zoom
Kevin Murphy Nurture Africa – via Zoom
Emma Lynch Tearfund Ireland
Chris O’Connell Comhlámh