Lourdes Youth & Community Services Development Education E-Bulletin December 2018

‘Adopt a Book: Christmas Social and Book Giveaway’
LYCS, Thurs 13th December

12-2pm, Thursday 13th December
LYCS Adult Programme, Rutland St Lower, Dublin 1

Here in LYCS we have lots of books & resources on global issues, the Global South, equality, race, peace and other development education issues to give away! So, don’t judge the book by the cover, take it home and read it for free!

Book the date with LYCS from 12-2pm, have a coffee and a mince pie, chat to other practitioners about resources and books in our area of work, and leave with a free resource, book or DVD or two! LYCS have an extensive library of development education materials which we can no longer house. Email Helena and Rachel on [email protected]

Facilitating Global Citizenship Education in the Community, Feb & March 2019

Facilitating Global Citizenship Education in the Community – A Five Day Training for Trainers Programme.

Dublin City Centre Venue to be confirmed, 10am – 4.30pm,
Dates: Tuesdays 19, 26 February & 12, 19 and 26 March 2019.
Price: €100

Would you like to understand more about how groups work and feel more confident about facilitating transformational learning in groups?
In this training we will explore group development and dynamics, the role of the facilitator, skills in inquiry, experiential learning, working with emotion, learning styles, dealing with difficulties and conflict, planning, promoting and delivering learning events.

LYCS has been facilitating development education learning in the Community Sector for 25 years. We believe that the ability to dialogue together in groups is crucial to creating a more equal and sustainable world.

It will be of interest to:
• Community educators, community development workers and activists concerned about issues such as inequality, human rights, racism, neo-liberalism, consumerism, sustainability, migration, culture and cultural diversity
• Development or global educators interested in understanding more about the community education context
• Environmental and social justice activists with an interest in consciousness raising and collective action

To apply, please contact Helena at [email protected] See https://devedlycs.wordpress.com/facilitating-global-citizenship-education-in-the-community/ for more info and application form.

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Other Upcoming Events

Coming in early 2019. 3 tier training (3 x 2 day workshops) – to build the knowledge and skills of participants to engage with justice issues, education and activism. While these workshops can be attended as a standalone workshop they will be designed with the aim of each one building on the previous one in order to provide an in-depth exploration of justice and activism. The workshops will be: 1. Thinking systemically about local and global justice issues; 2. Self and group awareness; and 3. Theories of change and activist training. Expressions of interest welcome.

Training for Your Organisation

LYCS can provide free bespoke training for trainers on various themes. We give you the tools to make links between issues of relevance to local people in Ireland and what is going on around the world. You can then explore these themes from a local/global perspective with your groups.

We can travel within limits, and need a minimum 12 relevant community workers/trainers. Contact us to discuss further.

Themes include:
• Healthy Eating Without Costing the Earth
• Globalisation & Inequality
• Women’s Issues
• Zero Waste

Contact Us!

Helena McNeill on [email protected] (Tues, Wed, Thurs)
Rachel Dempsey on [email protected] (Tues & Thurs)
Tel: 01 823 0860

Training for Your Organisation

LYCS can provide free bespoke training for trainers on various themes. We give you the tools to make links between issues of relevance to local people in Ireland and what is going on around the world. You can then explore these themes from a local/global perspective with your groups.

We can travel within limits, and need a minimum 12 relevant community workers/trainers. Contact us to discuss further.

Themes include:
• Healthy Eating Without Costing the Earth
• Globalisation & Inequality
• Women’s Issues
• Zero Waste

Contact Us!

Helena McNeill on [email protected] (Tues, Wed, Thurs)
Rachel Dempsey on [email protected] (Tues & Thurs)
Tel: 01 823 0860

Discovery Gospel Choir Concert on the 14th (8pm) and 15th of December (6pm).

Join Discovery Gospel Choir at their annual Christmas concert, that returns to St. Thomas’s church (formerly known as St. George and St. Thomas) on the 14th (8pm) and 15th of December (6pm). Discovery Gospel Choir is one of Ireland’s leading intercultural choirs, based in Cathal Brugha street.
“Follow the Star” will take you on a musical journey of hope and uplifting celebration with Christmas Carols and festive melodies from all over the world.
Apart from the concerts, there will be also a musical workshop from children on the 15th from 4pm on Saturday.
You can find more information here Discovery Gospel Choir – Chrismas concert and can also e-mail us at [email protected] .
The choir is grateful for the support of the the North East Inner City Initiative.

FREE FAMILY CHRISTMAS GROTTO & SHOWCASE Tuesday 4th December, 5pm-7:30pm St Agatha’s Hall, Dunne Street Dublin 1

Swan Youth Service

Cordially invites you to our
FREE FAMILY
CHRISTMAS GROTTO & SHOWCASE
Visit Santa in his grotto with gifts for all under 10s, food, music, youth awards & a very special guest
Tuesday 4th December, 5pm-7:30pm
St Agatha’s Hall, Dunne Street Dublin 1

Contact Shane 087 9817507 Sinead 087 9817516 or Evelyn 08 79496501 for more info

North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week 18th – 26th August 2018

North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week

The North East Inner City will mark National Heritage Week running from 18th – 26th August 2018. A full programme has been compiled featuring free talks, tours, film, poetry and more throughout the week. The Programme will be officially launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday 18th August at the North Inner City Folklore Project. This occasion will also mark the opening of the Folklore Project’s new visitor experience featuring Terry Fagan’s collection of memorabilia from tenement Dublin and beyond. The newly revamped premises is located at Unit 1A The Forge, Railway Street (beside Perfect Smile dental surgery). The set up of the Folklore Project at Railway Street has been supported by the North East Inner City Initiative. For details of the local Heritage Week Programme please click here https://wetransfer.com/downloads/c7b96d2022dad0ce1305ddc13e73a27320180814084001/68bea2d3da022504fb184927115baed820180814084001/bfe413

North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week 18th – 26th August 2018

North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week

The North East Inner City will mark National Heritage Week running from 18th – 26th August 2018. A full programme has been compiled featuring free talks, tours, film, poetry and more throughout the week. The Programme will be officially launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday 18th August at the North Inner City Folklore Project. This occasion will also mark the opening of the Folklore Project’s new visitor experience featuring Terry Fagan’s collection of memorabilia from tenement Dublin and beyond. The newly revamped premises is located at Unit 1A The Forge, Railway Street (beside Perfect Smile dental surgery). The set up of the Folklore Project at Railway Street has been supported by the North East Inner City Initiative. For details of the local Heritage Week Programme please click here https://wetransfer.com/downloads/c7b96d2022dad0ce1305ddc13e73a27320180814084001/68bea2d3da022504fb184927115baed820180814084001/bfe413

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Arrest after dozens overdose in Connecticut park

BBC World News….

A man has been arrested in the US after more than 40 people overdosed in a Connecticut park on a drug suspected of being laced with an opioid, police say.

The first cases were reported near Yale University on Tuesday night, officials say. Some are in critical condition.

They are believed to have taken doses of K2, a synthetic drug marketed as being similar to marijuana.

The incident comes in the wake of a new report that found a record 72,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017.

The man arrested on Wednesday is suspected of being connected to some of the drugs that caused the overdoses, NBC News Connecticut reported.

Dr Kathryn Hawk, an Emergency Department physician at Yale New Haven Hospital, said the drug was laced with fentanyl, but police have yet to confirm this.

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On Tuesday night, emergency crews responded to three overdoses in New Haven Green park.

Eighteen people collapsed on Wednesday morning within a span of three-and-a-half hours, officials said.

Some of the people were unconscious – others were vomiting or exhibiting other overdose symptoms.

Naloxone, a drug used to treat narcotic overdoses in emergencies, appears to have been ineffective in relieving the symptoms.

The slew of overdoses comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a preliminary report on Wednesday on the record number of American drug deaths.

According to the estimates, drugs – particularly fentanyl – are now deadlier in the US than HIV, car crashes and guns.

Synthetic opiates like fentanyl, which is 30-50 times more potent than heroin, are extremely dangerous.

Just 2mg of fentanyl – the equivalent of a few grains of table salt – is a lethal dosage for most people, and even exposure can cause a fatal reaction, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Fentanyl is approved as an anaesthetic and for pain relief, but its high profit margin for traffickers has made it a key drug in the US opioid crisis.

The CDC reported that between 2015 and 2016, the rate of drug overdose deaths in the US involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl had doubled.

In New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston Jr told reporters the opiate problem is a far-reaching one.

“People are self-medicating for several different reasons and every agency – police, fire, medical, hospitals – all are strained at this time,” Chief Alston said.

“This is a problem that’s not going away.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45200231

Improving quality of life: substance use and aging.

This seventh Substance Use in Canada report explores alcohol and drug use in older adulthood (age 65 and older). Specifically, it:
• Considers the impact of the aging population and increasing problematic substance use among older adults on health outcomes and the Canadian healthcare system;
• Identifies gaps in knowledge about the harms associated with substance use and their impacts on healthy aging; and
• Summarizes the best available evidence on effective ways to prevent, detect, assess and treat problematic substance use in the older adult population.