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					Donegal Community Workers Co-operative            Communit-E Bulletin No 14/11 to 22 August 2011




                    Donegal Community Workers Co-operative
                 Communit-E Bulletin No. 14/11 to 22 August 2011

 Extracted from C&V sector e-bulletins & websites, newsletters, national & local press,
  and Citizens Information Resource Database for Voluntary and Community Sectors
                             www.citizensinformation.ie


FUNDING _________________________________________________________________ 2
 Can you identify high-potential Social Impact Bond areas in Ireland? – Clann Credo ________2
GENERAL _________________________________________________________________ 2
 Seminar Challenging Attitudes Towards Racism and Sectarianism and the Structures that
 Support Them – DCWC – Date for your Diary ________________________________________2
 National Heritage Week 20-28 August 2011 ___________________________________________3
 Sharing Responsibility in Shaping the Future Conference – Social Justice Ireland ___________3
 Have you ever thought about volunteering in Europe but don’t know where to start? Do you
 know anyone aged 18 – 30 who may be interested in volunteering in Europe?_______________4
 UCD Frontiers in Poverty Research Summer School ___________________________________4
PUBLICATIONS/INTERNET _________________________________________________ 5
EDUCATION/TRAINING ____________________________________________________ 5
 Citizens Information Board – Training Courses _______________________________________5
 Women into Public Life (WIPL) – Training Programme ________________________________5
 Taking your Campaign to Stormont – PESP Training __________________________________5
 Free Training Course in Global Citizenship – Inside Out ________________________________6
 Interested in Becoming a Roots Of Empathy Instructor? ________________________________6
 Training Course for Mental Health Counselors – Theatre of Witness _____________________7
CROSS BORDER / EU NEWS _________________________________________________ 8
 CONNECT SEMINAR: Socially engaged art, community and the meaning of place. ________8
 Free ‘Heads On Hands On’ 3 day cross-border awareness course. ________________________9
 Broadisland Gathering - TDDA ____________________________________________________10
 Foyle Gay Pride 2011 Out and Proud as it announces festival line-up ____________________10
 No Half Measures .....strategies to shift the gender balance in politics - WIPL______________11
 An Evening with Fiona MacKay - WIPL ____________________________________________11
LOCAL PRESS / INFORMATION ____________________________________________ 12
 Mental Health Promotion Evening in Letterkenny on Wednesday 24th August _____________12
 15 August 2011 __________________________________________________________________12
 Heritage Week at Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage Centre (20th-28th August) ______________12
 Port Na Failte – Events ___________________________________________________________12
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  DCWC AGM ___________________________________________________________________13


FUNDING

Can you identify high-potential Social Impact Bond areas in Ireland? – Clann
Credo
Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are generating significant interest - both as a public policy instrument and
as an emerging source of support and learning for the community and voluntary sector. They have
engaged support across governments, the community and voluntary sector and socially-motivated
investors worldwide. SIBs are also included in the Programme for Government (2011 - 2016).

Clann Credo - the Social Investment Fund in collaboration with The Atlantic Philanthropies and The
Centre for Effective Services is conducting research to identify high-potential SIB areas in Ireland.
Social Finance in the UK, the first organisation to launch an SIB, is advising us in this process.

It is envisaged that this research project will culminate in a report identifying two-to-three high-priority,
high-potential areas for Irish SIBs.

We believe SIBs could be applied to a wide variety of pressing social needs (unemployment, health,
criminal justice, housing, etc.) and have the potential to unlock new sources of private and philanthropic
capital to support public purposes.

Please see http://www.clanncredo.ie/default.aspx?m=30&mi=217 for more details and background
papers.
You will also find a questionnaire to help identify social issues and interventions that may fit the criteria
for SIBs.

Responses should be returned to paul@clanncredo.ie by September 9th.

All responses will form a key part of a research project.

Please circulate this call for proposals widely, not just within your own organisation, but to anyone
whom you feel may usefully contribute to the process.

Thank you in anticipation of your support.

Regards

Paul

Paul O'Sullivan | CEO
Clann Credo – The Social Investment Fund

P: +353 (0)1 400 2100 | M: +353 (0)87 226 4902 | F: +353 (0)1 453 1862
W: www.clanncredo.ie
Facebook: Clann Credo | Twitter: Clann_Credo


GENERAL

Seminar Challenging Attitudes Towards Racism and Sectarianism and the
Structures that Support Them – DCWC – Date for your Diary
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Wednesday, September 21 2011
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UN International Day of Peace
from 9.30am to 3.00pm
Station House Hotel, Letterkenny
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To mark the United Nations International Day of Peace on 21 September, the Community Workers
Co-operative will host a seminar entitled Challenging Attitudes Towards Racism and Sectarianism and
the Structures that Support Them.

Background:
One of the strategic priorities of the Donegal PEACE III Action Plan (Phase II), developed by the
Donegal County Development Board (CDB) Peace and Reconciliation Partnership, is to challenge
attitudes towards sectarianism and racism and the structures that support them. This seminar will seek
to contribute to the understanding of what constitutes racism or sectarianism and to explore ways and
means of challenging this. Guest speakers will set the current context in which these issues exist
followed by workshop discussion to document strategies to support the implementation of this element
of the Plan.

Objectives of Seminar
    To contribute to the understanding of what constitutes racism and sectarianism, and
    To explore ways and means of challenging this

Invitations and booking form will be circulated when speakers are confirmed

National Heritage Week 20-28 August 2011
National Heritage Week runs from Saturday 20 – Sunday 28 August. Over 1300 events are scheduled
to take place nationwide during the nine day celebration of Irish heritage, the majority of which are free
of charge.

Find out more about the events on during the week.



Sharing Responsibility in Shaping the Future Conference – Social Justice
Ireland
The topic for this year‘s Social Policy Conference, organized by Social Justice Ireland, will be 'Sharing
Responsibility in Shaping the Future'. The conference will be held on September 14, 2011 in Dublin.
Don't forget to put the date in your diary.

Questions concerning responsibility have been hotly discussed in recent times, particularly following the
socialisation of bank debts.

Why should those who had no part in the decisions made by banks and others, now have to take
responsibility for the consequences of dangerous and sometimes illegal activities of those who played a
central role?

The issue of responsibility goes far beyond these events of recent years. The world faces many
challenges ranging from pandemics to environmental devastation, from nuclear annihilation to mass
migration of displaced people and many others.

Questions that arise include:

       Why should responsibility be shared?


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       How can responsibility be shared in a real and meaningful manner at local, national and
        international levels?

       How can people ensure

- their voice is really heard?

- they have a real voice in shaping the decisions that affect them?

- future generations are protected?

These and many related questions will be addressed by an international and national panel of speakers
at this Social Policy Conference.

Ingrid Miley of RTE will chair the conference.
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DATE: SEPTEMBER 14 , 2011. Put it in your diary now.

Details will be published on Social Justice Ireland’s website in late August and will be circulated to you
at that time.

For further information contact Sean Healy @ 087 237 5328



Have you ever thought about volunteering in Europe but don’t know where to
start? Do you know anyone aged 18 – 30 who may be interested in volunteering
in Europe?

As part of the European Year of Volunteering, Léargas will be running a ONE HOUR training on the
basics of European Voluntary Service and how to get involved. There will also be display stands where
you can collect publications and information on EVS.

Where – Europa House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 1
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When - Tues 23 August and Thurs 25 August 12pm-1pm on both days.
How – This is a drop in event so there is no need to register just turn up on the day. There is also no
fee for the training

We look forward to seeing you there.

Youth Work Service
Léargas
189-193 Parnell Street
Dublin 1
01 8871217
www.leargas.ie/youthinaction


UCD Frontiers in Poverty Research Summer School
The UCD Schools of Applied Social Science and Sociology and the Geary Institute are hosting a
summer school in the area of poverty research. The course will introduce participants to cutting edge
conceptual, methodological and policy debates. The school will take place from Monday 26–Friday
30 September in the Geary Institute, UCD.

The school is intended for early career researchers including doctoral students as well as those
engaged in the evaluation and monitoring of research in the area of poverty and social inclusion. The
course will particularly focus on empirical evidence and methodological issues and will benefit those
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seeking a better understanding of poverty research. Applications from Masters students with previous
research experience will also be considered.

Costs: There is no registration fee for the summer school.

Application: For further details about the programme and how to apply, please see
www.ucd.ie/appsocsc/

Please note that the application deadline is Friday 9 September.




PUBLICATIONS/INTERNET
EU passenger rights
healthcomplaints.ie: where and how to complain about healthcare and social care services in Ireland.
consumerproperty.ie

Revenue's new documents on civil partnership
The August issue of Relate (pdf) looks at appeals systems, including those for social welfare and health
services.


EDUCATION/TRAINING

Citizens Information Board – Training Courses
The Citizens Information Board is the statutory body which supports the provision of information, advice
and advocacy on a broad range of public and social services. It provides the Citizens Information
website, www.citizensinformation.ie and supports the voluntary network of Citizens Information Centres
and the Citizens Information Phone Service *1890 777 121. It also funds and supports the Money
Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) *1890 283 438.
Please see our updated training course below.
http://www.activelink.ie/node/6644



Women into Public Life (WIPL) – Training Programme
Autumn training programmes - Plans are underway for the next two ‘Going Public’ training
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programmes which will take place in Killybegs and Derry/Londonderry and will start week beginning 12
September 2011. The programme will use a variety of learning methods. Training will be delivered in a
manner that encourages participants to relate the learning and experience to their own committees and
communities. A Strategic Leadership Programme is also being planned which is aimed at women who
are already in leadership positions and will be run over 14 days. It will take place in Derry/Londonderry
and Letterkenny. Further information and application forms for this programme will be circulated in the
coming weeks. Contact Maureen Fox for further information at maureen.wipl@gmail.com


Taking your Campaign to Stormont – PESP Training

A PESP training course in collaboration with NICVA’s Vital Links Initiative and the NI Assembly

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Start Date: Wednesday 21st September
Duration: 6 days over a 6 week period.
Location: Northwest Venue (inc. two visits to Stormont.)

Content:
- Getting to know your local political representatives/tour of Stormont buildings
- Making policy work for you.
- Communicating your message.
- Political, human rights and responsibilities of citizen.
- Successfully lobbying and campaigning.
- Presenting your case at Stormont/Action Plan

Accreditation:
Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)

Who should attend:
C/V groups with low experience in lobbying and influencing.
C/V groups representing marginalised groupings e.g. youth, gender, disabled, carers, Travellers etc.

Cost: Free to those who qualify.
To Enrol: Contact Gabrielle:
Email: gabrielle@nwcn.org
Mob: 07595748009
Tel: 02871368811


Free Training Course in Global Citizenship – Inside Out

Inside Out is looking to compile a list of interested practitioners (primarily across the North West but not
exclusively so) who would be interested in completing its accredited OCN 'Network Earth: Global
Citizen for the 21st Century' Training programme.

The programme has been successfully delivered to young people across the North West over the last
18 months in partnership with Children in Crossfire and we now wish to incorporate a 'Training the
Trainer' component to this work (so as to extend the reach of the programme) to interested practitioners
who in turn wish to develop the skills necessary for delivery to young people in their own youth club,
organisation or community work setting.

The programme provides 30 hours training in Global Citizenship with a particular focus on poverty and
includes delivery of a local project.

There is no cost to the training other than time and commitment consists of two day-long
sessions (scheduled for Sat 8th October and Sat 5th November) and a weekend residential at Gartan
Outdoor Education Centre (scheduled for 14-16th October). Additional time will be required to
complete the local project which is a pre-requisite for successful accreditation.

If you would be interested in being included on this list of interested practitioners please contact Fergal
Barr at thekingisalive@hotmail.com.

Please note that practitioners must be aged 18 and over.


Interested in Becoming a Roots Of Empathy Instructor?
Roots of Empathy is a social and emotional literacy programme for primary aged children involving a
local parent and baby who visit a classroom nine times over the school year. Guided by a trained
instructor, children learn to understand their emotional life by observing the baby. Between October
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and June, the instructor facilitates 18 additional lessons to compliment the baby’s visits. 27 school visits
across one school year.

Roots of Empathy was successfully piloted in 14 Donegal primary schools last year by HSE Health
Promotion, funded by Special EU Programmes Body through the Donegal Peace III Partnership. This
year we hope to expand to around 25 schools in Donegal for 2011 – 2012 and will therefore need to
train 10 new instructors.

Although they may be useful and relevant, there are no formal educational requirements. However, we
are looking for people with an appropriate background in terms of working with children and in terms of
compatible values. Our existing instructors have backgrounds in education, social work, and the health
sector.

The time commitment is approximately 3 hours per week - an hour’s preparation, an hour at the school
each week and up to an hour travel.
Ideally instructors will be allocated to schools near to where they live or work.

We provide a full 3 day training package and mentoring support which leads to certification by the
Roots Of Empathy, Canada. Training will be delivered in Letterkenny on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th
and Wednesday 21st September, instructors MUST be available to attend all three days of the training.
There is no cost for the training, and all materials for the programme will be made available to
instructors. A further one day mid-year training will be provided to instructors.

Roots of Empathy instructors are not paid, nor can we offer remuneration of expenses, the position is
either entirely voluntary or, as has been the case this year, the person's employer has agreed to donate
the person's time as a contribution in kind.

The rewards are significant in terms of a quality training/mentoring package, which we pay for, and in
terms of experience, professional development and personal satisfaction from delivery of the
programme.

If you are interested in becoming a Roots of Empathy instructor or you would like further information on
the programme please call Seana Hume on 074 9104694 or email seana.hume@hse.ie before Friday
9th September 2011.


Training Course for Mental Health Counselors – Theatre of Witness
 Teya Sepinuck, founder and artistic director of Theatre of Witness will offer a FREE 4 week
               course for mental health counselors during September 2011.
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Workshop dates are: Wednesday 7th, 14 , 21 , 28 from 6.30 – 9.00pm and Saturday 10th, 17 ,
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                               24 and 1 from 10.30 – 1.30

Based on this powerful model of healing and bearing witness, the course will offer participants a
creative and trusting environment in which to focus on their own personal stories as well as those
related to holding and releasing secondary trauma. Participants will use guided imagery, metaphor,
discussion, and other creative and imaginative techniques to illuminate and express their personal
journeys of supporting others through trauma, as well as finding their own individual wells of strength
and resilience. The course will result in biographical writings and drawings, some of which will be
developed into more fully expressed informal solo and group Theatre of Witness presentations.


This is a unique opportunity to:
Give attention to yourself and your own story; Explore secondary trauma’s effects on your life and
work; Learn new creative expression techniques; Re-find your own passion and strength; Use ritual to
express personal and collective grief; Re-dedicate yourself to your mission of support.


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Theater of Witness is a form of performance developed by founder and artistic director Teya Sepinuck
in which the true life stories of those who have been marginalized by society are performed by the
storytellers themselves as a way for audiences to bear witness to significant social issues. Theater of
Witness invites audiences to put a face and heart to societal issues of suffering, and celebrate the
power of the human spirit to grow and transform. In residence between 2009-10 in Derry/Londonderry,
Teya created We Carried Your Secrets with fathers on the front lines during the Troubles and those of
the next generation bearing the legacy, and I Once Knew A Girl which focused on the unheard stories
of women in relation to the Troubles.

Teya Sepinuck, MS Counseling, has been creating Theatre of Witness productions in the United
States, Poland and Northern Ireland since 1986. Performers have included; refugees; immigrants;
survivors and perpetrators of war and conflict; prisoners, their families and victims; people living in
poverty or without homes; those healing from domestic abuse; teen parents; people in recovery; and
teenage runaways.

To attend this free course or for more information contact Elaine Forde at the Playhouse on T.
02871 268027 or elaine@derryplayhouse.co.uk

Elaine Forde
International Culture Arts Network
Playhouse
5 - 7 Artillery Street
Derry / Londonderry
Northern Ireland
BT48 6RG
T. 02871 268027
F. 02871 261884
www.derryplayhouse.co.uk


CROSS BORDER / EU NEWS

CONNECT SEMINAR: Socially engaged art, community and the meaning of
place.
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Friday 2 September 2011
Venues – McGrorys Hotel (Culdaff) & Malin Head Community Centre, Inishowen, Co. Donegal.

Presented by North-55 in association with the Inishowen Development Partnership, the CONNECT
seminar sets out to examine the potential of cross-sectoral collaboration to creatively engage with
questions of community, place and contested histories.
The CONNECT seminar aims to stimulate debate around the following central questions:
       How can socially engaged arts practice create points of dialogue within and between
        communities and those that seek to work with them?

       What is the potential of bringing international models of practice to bear on local contexts?

       How can we measure the impact of engaged contemporary cultural practices in the public
        realm?

       How can arts and cultural practice articulate and explore some of the key issues for
        communities in the wider context of current socio-political and cultural debate within a cross-
        border context?



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Key Note Address by artist Rick Lowe from Project Row Houses, Houston, Texas (international artist in
residence ILLUMINATE project) Other speakers include US based Curator Mary Jane Jacob, Sara
Black, (Director, ProjectBase, Cornwall), John Peto (Nerve Centre) Ailbhe Murphy (Vagabond Reviews)
and Annette Patton Policy & Training Coordinator of the Donegal Community Workers Co-Operative .
The event will be chaired by Professor Declan McGonagle, Director, National College of Art and Design
Dublin.
The seminar will be followed by the official opening of North-55’s ILLUMINATE public art project which
has focused on Inistrahull Island including the world premier of ISLAND LAMENT, a specially
commissioned site-specific soundwork performed by project participants.

Marie Barrett
Artistic Director
North-55

51. Upper Main Street
Buncrana
Co. Donegal
Ireland

Tel:          353 (0)74 93 22870
Email:        north55@eircom.net

http://north-55.com


Free ‘Heads On Hands On’ 3 day cross-border awareness course.

Dear Community and Voluntary Sector Group / Statutory representative,

Donegal County Council and Derry City Council Community Relations are pleased to be working in
partnership to offer local community and voluntary groups a free awareness opportunity. Many groups
in both council areas are keen to make cross-border connections – which can also be helpful for Peace
funding or other funding opportunities.

The ‘Heads On – Hands On’ 3 day awareness course is designed for groups who wish to make cross-
border contacts and build on their awareness of Good Relations. The ‘Heads On’ day is focused on
basic training around introduction to Good Relations and will be facilitated by the Peace and
Reconciliation Group (PRG). This is followed by 2 ‘Hands On’ days which are field trip visits in
Derry~Londonderry and Donegal to see local groups with relevance to Good Relations. Participants
should be able to attend all 3 days.

The 3 day course will be held as follows:

Course: ‘Heads on – Hands On’ (certificate non-accredited) 25 places
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Dates:       Day 1 Thurs 27 Oct An Grianán Hotel, Burt 10.15am – 4pm
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          Day 2 Thurs 10 Nov Field Trips around Donegal County Council Area
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          Day 3 Thurs 17 Nov Field Trips around Derry~Londonderry area.
Transport:    Free transport will be provided on Day 2 & 3 from central points.
          Transport on day 1 can be provided on request if required.
Cost:       Free (lunch included each day)
Registration: In advance by registration form (attached). Max 2 places per organisation.

This is part-funded through the District Council’s Community Relations Programme (OFMDFM) and the
PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Donegal County Council.
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Deadline for registrations is Friday 7 October 2011. For further information or to register please
contact your Community Relations Officer in your local council:
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Derry City Council Area: Sue Divin              tel: 02871345160 sue.divin@derrycity.gov.uk
Donegal Co.Co. Area: Sarah Thompson           tel: 0749172586   sthompson@donegalcoco.ie

Broadisland Gathering - TDDA

Would you like to be better informed about Ulster Scots Culture? If so, TDDA invites you to join us on a
'fact-finding' trip to the Broadisland Gathering in Ballycarry, Co. Antrim, on Saturday 3rd September
2011. Please see atatched poster and circulate to your contacts). The bus will depart from the
Diamond, Raphoe at 8.30am sharp. It will also pick up:

 At 8.45am: Lifford bus stop
 At 8.50am: Heaton’s car park, Railway Road, Strabane
 At 9.05am: Bready (Sollus Centre)
 At 9.15am: Derry~Londonderry (Bus stop opposite Old Waterside Health Centre, Glendermott Road)
 At 9.30am: Glenshane Road bus stop, Claudy
 At 9.45am: Dungiven bus stop (Dungiven Primary School)

Please note that this is a cross-border / cross-community trip and that it is a 2.5 hr bus journey from
Raphoe to Ballycarry, Co. Antrim. We expect to be back in Raphoe at approximately 8pm.
Refreshments will be provided.

If you would like further details and/or to book a place on this free trip please contact me or Pamela by
telephone / email (details below).

Stephanie Hunter
Project Officer

Tyrone, Derry and Donegal Action
Volt House
The Diamond
Raphoe
Co. Donegal

Office: 00353 74 91 73747

E Mail: stephanie.tdaction@googlemail.com
        tdaction@gmail.com

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/tyronederryanddonegalaction/


This project is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and is managed by the Northern Ireland
Rural Development Council (RDC) under the Integrating Communities Programme



Foyle Gay Pride 2011 Out and Proud as it announces festival line-up

This year’s Foyle Gay Pride Festival will take place from the 24th-28th August. The programme of
events was released this week and features a host of events for all ages and interests.

The festival which is in its second year, aims to explore and celebrate the struggles for LGBTQ rights
both past and present and in the local and global contexts.


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This year’s programme builds on the success of last year and features local and international
performers and speakers delivering a wide range of events. The Foyle Pride Carnival Parade and
family day which was a huge hit last year drawing families from throughout the country and further
afield will take place on Saturday 27th August, departing the Waterside train station at 2pm
making its way to the Guildhall and family day at Café Soul at 3pm.

Floats and dressing up is very much encouraged and people are encouraged to contact the festival
committee for details on participating. Carnival art workshops are being held in The Context Gallery
with Canadian artist Liz Garliki working with local artists to produce colourful pieces for the parade and
are open to all to come and create!

The Foyle Pride Festival differs from a lot of other festivals in that it combines a programme of
celebration with inquiry. This year’s keynote speaker is
Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, winner of the prestigious Martin Ennals Human rights award. Kasha is
travelling from her home country of Uganda where homosexual acts are illegal and severely
punishable. She is the founder and executive director of Freedom and Roam Uganda, a leading LGBT
rights organization and has worked tirelessly despite threats on her life and the murders of colleagues
and friends.

Kasha will speak at the official launch of Foyle Gay Pride in the Context Gallery on Wednesday 24th
August at 8pm followed by a line up of local musicians and poets.

Home-grown events featuring local talent include old favourites and new ventures. Rock for Pride
returns to Sandino’s on Thursday 25th August with a stellar line up including Future Chaser, Wonder
Villains, Paddy Nash and the Happy Enchiladas, Hybris and technopeasant.
Soul Purpose’s Galatea by Lawrence Aronovitch takes a fresh look at the Pygmalion legend from a gay
perspective and is clever and entertaining with a cast of actors from Derry’s Rainbow Project.

This year’s programme could be described as a model of quality community festivals, to request a
programme or for information on events and how to volunteer please contact the committee on
07843956568 or visit www.foylepride.org or follow on facebook.


No Half Measures .....strategies to shift the gender balance in politics - WIPL
No Half Measures ... strategies to shift the gender balance in politics’. A seminar on Friday morning
30th September 2011 in Letterkenny. Keynote speaker: Dr. Fiona MacKay, Director of the Graduate
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Fiona has written widely on women and
comparative politics, political representation, feminist politics, constitutional change in the UK, gender
and public policy. (Prog and venue details to follow)

An Evening with Fiona MacKay - WIPL
An evening with Fiona MacKay, interviewed by BBC Radio Foyle journalist, Sarah Brett, Thursday, 29th
Sept. 6 – 8.30 pm. Informal chat and discussion and light refreshments served. (Venue to be
confirmed).

WIPL is a regional cross border partnership between three women's organisations, Foyle Women's Information
Network (Derry/Londonderry), Second Chance Education Project for Women (Donegal) and Engender (Scotland)
with Donegal County Council as the lead partner. The overall aim of the project is to address the continuing under-
representation of women in public life. WIPL is funded by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Programme and
managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) www.seupb.eu and involves a programme of activities to
be delivered over a three year period.




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LOCAL PRESS / INFORMATION

Mental Health Promotion Evening in Letterkenny on Wednesday 24th August

15 August 2011

A group of mental health nursing students currently training with the HSE Mental Health Services in
Donegal are holding a Mental Health Promotion Evening in the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny from
6pm until 10pm on Wednesday 24th August.

Student nurse, Roisin Mc Nulty who is Chairperson of the event organising committee says, “The aim of
the evening is to increase awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. The event
will host a large number of stands providing information on the local services and supports that are
available around the County. A number of key guest speakers will attend the event giving talks
throughout the evening including Caroline Mc Guigan who will speak on "Suicide or Survive"; Kevin
Mills, Director of Nursing, HSE Mental Health Services Donegal who will speak on Mental Health
Services in the County; Bill Vaughan, Mental Health Ireland; Dr Haley, Clinical Director HSE Mental
Health Services Donegal; and Kerry Mc Gaughey from STEER.

This is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in the area of mental health. The event is free of
charge and everyone is welcome!

For further information, please contact Roisin Mc Nulty by calling 085 1248838 or by emailing
poshrosh@live.ie.



Heritage Week at Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage Centre (20th-28th August)

To celebrate Heritage Week (20-28 August), Monreagh Ulster Scots Heritage Centre is hosting two
very special events. On Sunday 28 August, 2pm-5pm, a family fun day will be held at the Centre. The
Journeymen will be here with a stonemason and a saddler giving demonstrations in their trade. Local
musicians will also be entertaining visitors and a local genealogist will be on hand for those who wish to
learn more about their past. There will also be face-painting and butter making for the children as well
as tours of the Centre for those who wish to learn more about the Centre and the Ulster Scots Story,
which is part of our shared heritage. The day is open to absolutely everybody free of charge, and we
encourage everybody to come along.
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On Tuesday 23 August at 8 pm, Seoirse Ó Dochartaigh, a local researcher and writer, will be
launching his book entitled Inis Eoghain The Island of Eoghan: The place-names of Inishowen at
Monreagh, with a talk on the origin of place names in the region. Everyone is most welcome to attend
what will be a most interesting and enjoyable evening.

For further information on any of these events please contact Dr Brendan Scott at the Monreagh Ulster
Scots Centre on 074 9140708.


Port Na Failte – Events
'Open Mic night on Thursday at 19.30 in Port na Fáilte. If you know a song, a dance, a poem, a story,
anything at all, there is a microphone and an audience. Free Non Alcoholic cocktails served.'

'Port na Fáilte and the Donegal Indian Malayalees Association are celebrating Onam, the Southern
Indian Harvest Festival, on Saturday, 27 August from 12.00 in the Regional Cultural Centre


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Letterkenny. There will be traditional Southern Indian food served, traditional music and dances
performed. All free. For a free ticket, please contact Port na Fáilte..... '

We also have Indian Independence Day on 10th September. in RCC which will be free ticket as well
and will start at 17.00

Contact Port na Fáilte :-

Tel:074-9126550 or e.mail ptysall@donegalcoco.ie


DCWC AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the CWC Donegal Network will be held in The Station House Hotel on
Wednesday 21st September at 3.30pm. New members are always welcome. The AGM will be
preceded by a seminar entitled
   Challenging Attitudes Towards Racism and Sectarianism and the Structures
                              that Support Them
Separate invitations and booking form will be circulated.




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