UCDVO Annual Forum 

The UCDVO Annual Forum works to connect UCDVO, the broader UCD community with the voluntary sector on issues of equality, justice, and activism. It creates a space for dialogue, reflection and an opportunity to build connections.

2021 'Beyond the Boundaries - Activism in an Interconnected World' took place on the afternoon of the 16th of April 2-4pm. 

This event was an invitation to explore what it means to be an activist or a global citizen in a fragmented and polarised world; to consider how we are connected to each other and to our planet. In a time of urgency and increased polarisation, is our way of responding, part of the problem? The philosopher, professor, psychologist and poet Dr Bayo Akomalafe engaged in a stimulating conversation with Clare Mulvany moving beyond the boundaries and traditional concepts of activism.

Responding to the conversation, and offering diverse perspectives, Clare Mulvany facilitated a conversation with 3 participants:

  • Dr Alice Feldman Programme Director of UCD Sociology's MA Race, Migration and Decolonial Studies.
  • Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi is a Lagos-born, Galway-raised and Dublin-based writer, editor, spoken-word performer and arts facilitator.
  • Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker, composer, and a Naqshbandi Sufi teacher. He is the founder and executive editor of Emergence Magazine, a publication exploring the threads connecting ecology, culture and spirituality.

Revisit our 2019 Annual Forum: Compassion and Action

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.

The UCDVO Annual Forum is kindly supported by Concern Worldwide.