The Community Foundation for Ireland invites you to the Belonging16 Celebration Event
Date: Tuesday October 12th 2016
Time: 17.00-18.30 (Registration from 16.45)
Venue: Smock Alley Theatre, 6/7 Exchange Street Lower, D8
What does it mean to belong in Irish society?
How do migrants feel about their sense of belonging?
Do older people have a greater sense of attachment to their communities than younger?
Do the LGBT community feel a greater sense of belonging post referendum?
Who in our society is feeling excluded?
The Community Foundation for Ireland believes in the power of philanthropy to deliver just and progressive social change. Since we were founded in 2000, we have given out over €28 million to effect social change in Ireland and overseas thanks to the wonderful generosity of our donors. In order to ensure that our giving is directed at the causes that need the most help, we like to take the pulse of the nation and see where the issues lie.
This year, as part of Ireland’s centenary celebrations, we themed much of our giving under the banner of Belonging16 and also conducted a survey whereby we asked almost 1000 people about what it meant to belong in modern Ireland. Some fascinating results came in and on October 12th 2016 we will be launching the findings with a lively evening event featuring panel discussions, photography exhibition, guest speakers and much more.
· You will hear from a wide range of voices about the challenges around belonging in Irish society.
· You will also hear about the role philanthropy has to play in building stronger communities and about what more needs to be done to build a more inclusive and vibrant society.
· During the year, in order to encourage a sense of belonging, we funded 400 street parties all over Ireland and you will hear from one community on the impact it made.
We would love if you could attend this exciting event and be part of the conversation on what belonging looks like now and what it will look like over the next 100 years. To get your free ticket please register on Eventbrite.
Should you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact Hazel Hill on 018747354 or firstname.lastname@example.org