Climate Justice Week at DCU
Climate justice views the climate crisis through a human rights lens. It recognises that climate change affects people unequally, and that it is those who are most vulnerable and least responsible for climate change, that suffer its gravest consequences. To seek climate justice is to seek justice for all. It means working to make meaningful progress to protect everyone - at the local-level and beyond.
The DCU Centre for Climate and Society is holding a Climate Justice Week on 20-24 March 2023 as the theme for the DCU Students' Union 2023 Green Week.
All are welcome to join activities being held throughout the week, to explore issues of climate justice and learn about community initiatives that work to provide more equitable and inclusive responses to the climate crisis.
- Picturing Climate Justice: Centre for Climate and Society (CCS) Photography Exhibition: This exhibition depicts the devastating impacts of climate change in Ireland and abroad as well as highlighting community initiatives that work to provide more equitable and inclusive responses. Location: Beside the Rainbow Walkway on Glasnevin Campus and on digital screens across the campuses.
- Students’ Union Climate Change, Biodiversity and Justice Wall: Have your say on what the climate and biodiversity crisis means to you and what we can do about climate justice. Location: Students' Union Offices on Glasnevin and St. Patrick's Campuses.
Monday, 20th March
Climate Justice in Research and Practice: Three cases from India and Pakistan: Joint CCS and Ireland India Institute research seminar exploring how extreme weather events disproportionately affect marginalised communities, such as farmers and low-income households, who have limited resources to cope with the social and environmental impacts these disasters cause. Location: Room C124, Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus from 12.00 pm - 1.00 pm.
'Losing Alaska' Screening: Film and Talk with Film Director Tom Burke and Professor Pat Brereton. Location: Room CG86, Henry Grattan Building, Glasnevin Campus. Starts at 4.30 pm.
Tuesday, 21st March
- Walking towards inclusion for the Traveller Community in Finglas: CCS Guest Lecture by Winnie McDonagh & Doireann Crosson, Primary Health Care for Travellers Project, Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre. Location: Room X101, Lonsdale Building, Glasnevin Campus.
- Climate Activism in Education Workshop: This participatory session will feature contributors discussing their experiences of climate activism in the education sector. Attendees will get a chance to reflect on and discuss their own role and the role of the education system in taking climate action. Organised by GOAL. Location: E303, Belvedere Building, St. Patrick’s Campus at 1.00 pm.
- Students’ Union Bike Clinic. Location: Foyer, AGOO, Albert College, Glasnevin Campus from 12.30 pm - 4.00 pm.
Wednesday, 22nd March
- March towards a sustainable future at the Climate Activism Workshop: Join us for a Q&A with Climate Activists who will share their stories about how they got involved with Climate Activism and what it means for them. Location: The Hive, Glasnevin Campus at 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm.
- Students’ Union Bike Clinic. Location: Undercroft/F Block, St. Patrick’s Campus from 12.00 pm - 3.00 pm.
Thursday, 23rd March
- Reusable Coffee Cup Campaign: €1 for coffee when you use your own cup at Trispace across all campuses for the day.
- Climate Justice Fair: Curious about climate justice? Want to know more about climate activism? Come along to the Climate Justice Fair, where we’ll have NGOs, civil society organisations and community groups on hand to talk about their projects and experiences of working on climate action. Location: The Street, U Building, Glasnevin Campus from 10.00 pm - 2.00 pm.
#Connected2: Climate and Food Systems: An interactive photo exhibit by young people from Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Ireland. The exhibit emphasises the ways in which all people and communities are #Connected2 each other through experiences of climate change and global food systems and invites the participant to contribute a photo to describe how they are connected to the topic. Location: U Building, Students Union Registry, 1st Floor, Glasnevin Campus from 10.00 am - 2.00 pm.
Access Society Swap Shop. Location: The Street, U Building, Glasnevin Campus and St. Patrick’s Campus from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm.