Action Changes Things: Social Justice & Activism Conference

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Crumlin Road Gaol

53-55 Crumlin Road

Belfast

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Action Changes Things


Whether you're a seasoned activist or a novice who's hungry for change, Action Changes Things will support you in your crusade for social justice.


Taking place in Crumlin Road Gaol, ‘Action Changes Things’, is a social justice and activism conference bringing together expert organisations/academics to share their successes and learnings in activism via plenary sessions, interactive workshops, seminars and information stalls.

Action Changes Things will support you to:

  • develop real and tangible activism skills

  • try something new, have fun, build your confidence and enhance your network

  • effectively respond to the social injustices you feel passionately about

  • create positive change in the community


Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Crumlin Road Gaol

Transport, lunch and a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol provided!


Conference participants will be made up of students and practitioners who are passionate about a range of social justice issues.

**Only student tickets are free - please use your QUB email address when booking your ticket**

A draft agenda is as follows:

9am - Bus Departing Queen's Students' Union

9.15am - Registration // Tea, Coffee & Scones

9.45am - Introduction: Robert Murtagh – Student Activities Officer, Queen’s Students’ Union

10.00am - Plenary: Does Political Violence Work? Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Richard English, Queen’s University Belfast

10.30am - Plenary: Devise, Deliver and Debrief - A Guide to Successful Campaigning - Sarah Hughes, Ava Creative Consulting

11am - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

11.20am - Breakout Workshops: Values

  • Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In Without Going Crazy - Friends of the Earth
  • Educating the Heart: Resillience in Action- Children in Crossfire
  • HIV & Challenging Stigma - Positive Life

12.10pm - Breakout Workshops: Causes

  • I'm a Life: From Facebook to Westminster, How to Recalibrate the Women & Pregnant People Back into the Understanding of Abortion - Alliance for Choice
  • Vegan for Life – V Kind
  • Decolonising Education – Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union
  • The Gaelic Spring and Social Media as a Tool for Change – Conradh na Gaeilge

1pm - Lunch & Tour of Gaol

2pm - Breakout Workshops: Tools

  • Starting from Scratch: How to Build an Effective Grassroots Campaign - Sinn Féin
  • What Does Real Democracy Look Like? - Open Government Network NI & Involve
  • Working for Change Together – The Young Foundation
  • Campaigning in a Changing World – Oxfam Ireland
  • Having Difficult Conversations and Self-Care in Activism – Amnesty QUB

2.50pm - Tea, Coffee & Biscuits

3.10pm - Breakout Workshops: Case Studies

  • How To Make A Positive Impact for People with Learning Disabilities and Autism – NOW Group
  • Education & Activism in the Gaza Strip, Palestine - Centre for Global Education
  • Getting Government to Change Things: A Quick Guide to Lobbying and Campaigning - NICVA
  • Expression and the Law: Understanding Our Words and Our Actions – KRW LAW-LLP

4pm - Plenary: The Plural of Anecdote is Not Data, Dr Caoimhe Ni Dhonaill, Queen’s University Belfast

4.30pm - Closing Remarks, Robert Murtagh – Student Activities Officer, Queen’s Students’ Union

4.45pm - Bus returning to Queen's Students' Union

Information Stands throughout the day: Friends of the Earth, Advice NI, Alliance for Choice, Centre for Global Education, Positive Life, Volunteer Now, V Kind, Open Government Network NI & Involve, Oxfam Ireland, NOW Group, Amnesty QUB

**Only Queen's student tickets are free - please use your QUB email address when booking your ticket**

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Crumlin Road Gaol

53-55 Crumlin Road

Belfast

BT14 6ST

United Kingdom

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