You are cordially invited to attend a workshop organised by the Maynooth University Research Cluster on Social Justice, Participation & Human Rights, in association with the Network on Power, Politics & Society, the Department of Law and the Department of Geography:
“Social Movements & Political Alternatives to Neoliberalism: Lessons from Latin America for Irish Civil Society”
This workshop is aimed at social movement activists, political campaigners and representatives, trade unionists, community groups, and interested academics. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to hear from one of the leading voices on social movements and political change in Latin America, Professor Eduardo Silva. There will be dialogue on the lessons from Latin America for Ireland, as well as on what Latin American social movements can take from current struggles in Ireland and the European periphery.
The workshop will include inputs from key civil society members and activists in Ireland. The aim is to improve our understanding of social movements and political transformation, and to develop greater dialogue amongst civil society activists engaged in challenging neoliberalism. It will also contribute to research into this area being undertaken at Maynooth University.
It will take place on Friday, 15 May 2015, from 10am to 4pm in the John Hume Boardroom (John Hume Building, North Campus, Maynooth University). If you would like to attend, please send an email to either firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.