Seomra Spraoi

Dublin's Autonomous Social Centre

Social Solidarity Network meeting in Seomra Spraoi

Seomra Spraoi / Thursday 19th November / 8pm

Social Solidarity Network will meet on Thursday 19th October at 8pm in Seomra Spraoi to discuss responses to the financial crisis, and the governments handling of it. All are welcome.

We had our first meeting on the 3rd of October in the Seomra Spraoi social centre. It was a positive day that saw around 40 people coming together. It involved the sharing of experiences, much discussion about the crisis and potential ways of resisting its effects, film screenings, dinner and an evening social event.

This was followed by a second meeting on the 19th of October, which focussed on continuing previous discussion and furthering the growth and potential of the network. Much attention was given to building for the ICTU national demonstration on November 6th, as it was seen as an important way to show the government that Irish people won’t just lie down and accept cuts to vital social services and as an indication of the mood for a fight back.

With this in mind, the SSN leafleted the march in Dublin and held another meeting in its aftermath to plan future actions. This network is still in its early stages and its success will depend on getting large numbers of people involved. If you are interested in knowing more about the SSN and/or getting involved, please contact socialsolidaritynetwork@gmail.com.

Meeting on Thursday 19 November is in Seomra Spraoi Belvedere Court, off Upper Gardiner Street.