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 UCDVO Annual Forum 2019

UCDVO Annual Forum 2019: ‘Compassion and Action’

What does it mean to be an activist in today’s world and how do we sustain hope? The UCDVO Annual Forum took place on the 27th September in the Red Room in the new Student Centre, Belfield from 10.00 - 14.00

We were delighted to host Margaret Wheatley as our keynote speaker for the Forum. Margaret has worked globally in many different roles, as a speaker, teacher, community worker, consultant, advisor, formal leader. She is a best-selling author of nine books, from the classic Leadership and the New Science in 1992 to her newest book (June 2017) Who Do We Choose To Be? Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity. The Forum also included storytelling from three activists, Noeline Blackwell (Dublin Rape Crisis Centre), Bulelani Cornelius Mfaco (MASI) and Joanna Siewierska UCDSU President, Facilitated by Clare Mulvany (Creative & Social Entrepreneur). And a Human Library session with 5 formidiable activists, Jane Mellet, Calvin Sweeney, Katie O'Dea, Seán Binder and Mavis Ramazani.  Thank you to everyone who participated and attended.

View photographs from the day taken by Matthew Rose-Nel of MRN Photography. If you are interested in listening to the content here are links to listen back to Margaret Wheatley or listen back to the Storytelling with Noeline Blackwell, Bulelani Mfaco and Joanna Siewierska, facilitated by Clare Mulvany. 

View the full UCDVO Forum 2019 Programme


The UCDVO Annual Forum is kindly supported by Comhlámh and funded by the Concern Development Education (DE) Grants Scheme.