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26/09/2021

'Collaboration for Change' event inspired by 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Movement

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Progressive movements from across Ireland will meet in Derry next month to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement. Established  by a group of ordinary people 'Collaboration for Change' is using the anniversaries of the Civil Rights Movement in Derry, the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the ongoing governance vacuum in Northern Ireland, as opportunities for radical change.  Gathering for the day will be people active in social justice and rights-based work, in initiatives working towards  participatory democracy, monetary reform, a Basic Income, cooperative workplaces, community banking, local currencies, environmental protections, zero waste, and cultural and urban commons.   "We live in troubling times," said a spokesperson from Collaboration for Change. "The certainties we’ve come to take for granted, the basic necessities of a decent life, are disappearing.  "In their place, political turbulence, economic crises, social unrest and environmental devastation. " The event will take place on Saturday 6th October from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Derry’s Guildhall to bring together, for the first time, progressive movements across the island of Ireland. "Together we will discuss what a just, resilient society looks like and work together to begin developing an agreed programme for change to put in place the economic, social, cultural and environmental building blocks for a sustainable future," added the spokesperson.   For more details and registration visit https://collaboration4change.eventbrite.com

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