Food for Thought

Independent Event
Friday, May 18, 2018
GMIT Castlebar, Westport Road, Castlebar
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Food for Thought/Lón Intinne: Conversations on Cultural Resilience

by Feasta, Afri, Cultivate, Food Sovereignty Ireland and Teacht Aniar

Date and Time: Fri 18 May 2018 10:30 – 16:30 IST

Location: GMIT Castlebar, Westport Road, Castlebar


Twenty years have passed since Richard Douthwaite and a small group of like-minded thinkers founded Feasta - the Foundation for the economics of Sustainability. Against the backdrop of Afri’s Famine Walk on Saturday 19th, this innovative event is intended to explore today’s challenges both in Ireland and globally, in conversation and through culture using the Great Hunger and Richard’s legacy as backdrops, including solidarity with the global social justice movement, the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals, climate action and food sovereignty.

A strand in Irish exploring ecological parallels in culture and language will be facilitated by Teacht Aniar - (Beidh fáilte ar leith roimh chainteoirí na teanga agus leagan Gaeilge le fáil ó

The event will be followed by a "Celebration of Cultural Resilience", at Blousers (Walshes) in Westport, with conversation, music and the spoken word, from 20.00 to 23.00.

Please note:

Participation at the events are free of charge, however, participants must pay for their own catering.

Registration for Conversations on Cultural Resilience in GMIT is essential.

The events take place on the eve of the annual Afri Famine Walk Sat. 19th May 2018.

Organised by Feasta in association with Afri, Cultivate, Food Soverignty Ireland and Teacht Aniar.