I.T. Blanchardstown, Room A57
Tuesday 10th November 2015, 9.30am – 4pm
In our history, Hedge Schools were places of learning, continuity and resistance, emerging out of the draconian Penal Laws that forbade formal education to most Irish people. Learning about and resisting the causes of poverty is at the heart of Afri’s work and the Hedge School symbolizes the kind of resilience and creativity needed to address the crisis facing our world as a result of climate change and the obscenity of the war industry.
The 2015 Hedge School will explore the themes of climate change and human rights. This year’s Hedge School is organised in partnership with the students from the Social and Community Development Course from I.T. Blanchardstown.
The 10th November 2015 is the 20th anniversary of the execution of the great nonviolent environmentalist Ken Saro Wiwa and the Ogoni 9. We will be marking this event at the Hedge School.