Conversations with and about people who suffer social exclusion.
Interview with Grace Hill, Coordinator of the Tallaght Drug & Alcohol Task Force
Today we are talking to Grace Hill, head of the Drug and Alcohol Task Force. We are discussing their report of ‘The Landscape of Substance Misuse and it's impact on the communities of Tallaght’ and other drug related issues, and how they impact on the family.
Here is a link to the report:
Here are links to two videos related to this topic:
yt5s com Let's Be Blunt Movie - YouTube a video on Cannabis by young people for young people
01 TDATF Main Cut V4 With Titles and Subtitles - YouTube An accompanying video for the report.
Learner Voices - reflecting on learning during the pandemic
The ‘Uncovered Voices’ podcast is dedicated to highlighting the learners voice. Giving learners the opportunity to tell their stories. Today we are talking to a varied group of students. We will be discussing education, learning, the future and what it was like to participate in a course during the pandemic.
Interview with Patrick Nevin from Tallaght Travellers Community Development Project
We are talking to Patrick Nevin Manager of the Tallaght Travellers Community Development Programme. Patrick has been working for traveller’s rights in several organisations for the last 20 years. In this podcast we will discuss the major issues facing the travelling community historically and in the modern world. How the community has faced systemic bigot and discrimination for decades, the work that has been done and what still needs to be done.
Community development and the Clondalkin Global Garden
In today's podcast we interview Kenneth Mtetwa and Anthony Duffy.
Kenneth is from Zimbabwe and has lived in Ireland for 5 years. He joined the Clondalkin Global Garden in 2019. He lives with his wife in a Direct Provision center in Clondalkin. He credits Cllr O'Broin for involving him in the Clondalkin Global Garden and Clondalkin Tidy Towns. His hobbies include attending his church, walking, jogging and socialising in the Global Garden.
Anthony is a graduate of Maynooth University, BA community and youth work 2017. Prior to becoming a youth and community worker he travelled around the world learning about different cultures and societies working almost every job under the sun to survive. In his spare time he enjoys playing music with friends, sea swimming and being a pedal power advocate.
You can connect with Anthony at the following social media platforms.
Volunteering in Europe
This podcast was recorded a few months back with Susan Scott and Mateja. Susan is a Youth Information Officer at Crosscare Youth Service in Clondalkin and Lucan. At the time Mateja was with the VSI.
Find out more about the ESC programme and sign up with VSI as your sending organisation – we can help you find a project: https://www.vsi.ie/volunteer/european-solidarity-corps.html
You can find all the current ESC opportunities around Europe here: https://europa.eu/youth/go-abroad/volunteering/opportunities_en
Susan Scott – Youth Information Officer at Crosscare Clondalkin Youth Service firstname.lastname@example.org and 086 1304629 https://crosscareyouthinfo.ie/
Maria Conte – Communications and Marketing Officer at VSI – email@example.com and 083 0246156 https://vsi.ie
Deep Ecology and Climate Change
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Uncovered Voices Episode 4
This was a fascinating conversation. I am a white citizen of the US, of Irish,Scottish and English descent, and so I could relate to the speakers’ analyses of the dynamics of exclusion and oppression, often internalized by the oppressed. The lessons of this episode apply very much to the US as well – and any other country where capitalist-colonialist domination has all but wiped out our indigenous identities. The episode helped me think about the importance of the natural world in shaping unique, “organic” cultures, as opposed to the capitalist-colonial system that constructs a fake culture in which we are expected to trivialize or forget who we were and who we could be.