Action Changes Things: Social Justice & Activism Conference

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Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre

53-55 Crumlin Road

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Action Changes Things


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

Date: Wednesday 29 May 2019

Time: 9am-5pm

Location: Crumlin Road Gaol

This is a non-profit event. Tickets are £30 (+fees) and include hot fork buffet lunch and a tour of Crumlin Road Gaol!

A draft agenda is as follows:

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
  • 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

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

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53-55 Crumlin Road

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BT14 6ST

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