Monday, 14 March 2011

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Al-Mutanabbi Street remembered and celebrated - Hazim - A Gateway Member is speaking at this event.

In 2007 a car bomb destroyed Al-Mutanabbi Street, Baghdad, the street of printers, bookshops and coffee shops, a place of ‘luminous distinction’ for all who visited. It had been the street of intellectual confab for hundreds of years. A group of American and European artists responded to this by producing a number of broadsides, organized from San Francisco’s Overland Books and Bristol University.

Thirty of these broadsides have now been brought to Ireland for two exhibitions, one in The Market House, Monaghan in February and the other opening in the Central Library, ILAC Centre, Dublin on Monday 14th March. It will be on display for two weeks until Monday 28th March.

As part of the exhibition a panel discussion will take place in the Central Library, ILAC Centre, on Saturday 19th March at 3pm, titled “Art as Reply”. Introduced by Evelyn Conlon and chaired by Professor Michael Cronin, DCU, it will include Helen Carey, curator of 1913 Forum on public art, Sean O’Reilly, novelist, reading work from Iraq and Hazim Alansary, an Iraqi artist living in Ireland Other speakers are to be confirmed.

To book a place at the panel discussion, please contact: The Open Learning Centre, Central Library, ILAC Centre, Henry St., Dublin 1. or telephone 01 8734333.

Admission is free, but booking is essential.

Further information on the exhibition please contact: Evelyn Conlon.

Barbara Brennan - A friend of the Gateway Project and the Tools for Wellness Group

View more documents from gatewayp.

We wish Barbara and her husband to be a happy life together.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

RPCP Strategic Planning 2011-2013 - CONSULTATION

Rathmines Pembroke Community Partnership (RPCP) delivers the Local and Community Development Programme over a broad area in the communities of Rathmines, Pembroke and Dublin 12 (part of). RPCP is currently engaged in a strategic planning process.

The strategic planning process will enable the Partnership to reflect on its existing work, create a socio-economic profile of the area, identify new and emerging trends, identify the needs of specific beneficiary groups and plan how best to respond to those needs. This process will inform the development of the new Local and Community Development Plan 2011 - 2013 for the area.

We would appreciate if you could take a few minutes to fill out our short Questionnaire.

Consultation with beneficiary groups and the wider community is an important part of the strategic planning process. RPCP are committed to the meaningful participation of stakeholders, beneficiary groups and communities in the development of our strategic plan and welcome your input in this process.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Amnesty's Participatory Hearing - 31st May 2011

Amnesty International Ireland is campaigning for the right to the highest possible standard of mental health, as set out in Article 12 of the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

This right does not just mean there should be good mental health services, it means the Irish Government is required to ensure that other conditions which promote good health, like access to housing, social security, employment and education (known as the underlying detriments of health), are taking into account the needs of people with mental health problems in their policies. Unfortunately this is not currently happening.

To improve this situation Amnesty are holding a Participatory Hearing event on Tuesday 31 May, where people with direct experience of mental health problems will describe their experience in respect to these four underlying determinants to health to an expert ‘listening panel’.

The panellists will then make conclusions and observations about what human rights issues are relevant including in particular, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The panellists will also offer recommendations on what obligations the Irish Government has in these areas, and what it should be doing to progressively realise these rights. Officials from the key Government departments will be attending the event so the recommendations will have real impact.

The audience will also include a large number of people with self experience. Amnesty are keen to ensure that the audience are engaged in the process and are able to take away from the event a sense of what their rights are and what Government is doing to realise them.

Would you be interested in speaking at the 'Hearing' about experiencing difficulties in accessing one of four areas because of a mental health problem; employment, education, social welfare and housing. If you are interested please contact Martha 01 496558.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Trialogue in Tallaght

DCU through funding from GENIO has organized a ‘Trialogue’ (see poster above), it is a series of 6 meetings for all those that are interested in Positive Mental Health in Tallaght.

The meetings will be held in Threshold Training Network, Main Rd, Tallaght.
The 1st one is on March 8th 2011.

Any queries, contact Lorna, her details are on the poster.

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