September 2nd: Back to School!

I did some really exciting sightseeing yesterday along the Causeway Coast including

Image result for dunluce castle Dunluce Castle,

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Binevenagh (where I almost got lost!!!!)

Image result for magilligan point Magilligan Point,

Image result for Walls of Derry Derry Walls + some retail therapy

Today I am in Letterkenny at the Global Solidarity Summer School: I JUST COULDN’T STAY AWAY FROM SCHOOL!!!

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Responding to Climate Change , the global Refugee Crisis and eyewitness accounts from Palestine were among the key issues featured and debated by the delegates gathered for the 8th annual Global Solidarity Summer School, organised by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

The overarching theme for the 2016 Global Solidarity Summer School was Global Challenges & Opportunities – Local & Global Responses.

Among the other key speakers and themes featured were Irish Congress of Trade Unions President, Brian Campfield, Anna Biondi of ACTRAV – the workers bureau of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) along with speakers from a wide range of activist and civil society bodies.

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We watched part of Avi Lewis’ film “This Changes Everything”based on Naomi Klein’s work on reducing greenhouse emissions as the way to re-creating a fairer world. We also watched Caoimhe Butterly’s award winning documentary “The Border” – well worth a look but very very moving regardless of your politics: https://roarmag.org/films/the-border-idomen/

On a lighter side – lovely dinner with delegates tonight followed by sing-song.

 

Author: Breda Fay

I'm retired since end August 2016 and loving the new life! More time now for family and friends and to explore craft, history, travel and certainly more of a chance for, me-time. To paraphrase Seuss: I've no tears that (teaching) is over; but many smiles that it happened!

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