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National - Event Notice
Friday April 17 2015
Grassroots Gathering 2015
national | miscellaneous | event notice Wednesday March 04, 2015 18:22 by Laurence Cox - MA Community Education, Equality and Social Activism
Joining the dots between grassroots movements, communities, campaigns...
A grassroots gathering is a one-off event run by a local group bringing together people involved in different community campaigns and social movements to learn from each other's experiences, talk about what works and what doesn't, develop networks and make alliances.
There have been over a dozen of these gatherings in different parts of the country over the last eleven years and they have helped support all sorts of different campaigns and movements – campaigning against the water charges, resisting Shell in Erris, campaigning against cuts, supporting women's right to choose, advocating for housing rights and resisting evictions, challenging neo-liberalism in the EU, campaigning against deportation and the direct provision system, creating free space for young people, fighting for environmental justice, highlighting US military use of Shannon, challenging racism and more.