One World Week Festival 2020

YOUth have the POWER!

November 23rd – 29th 2020

This year’s One World Week theme is power.

Throughout the week you will hear from young people and youth organisations on how Power has played an important role in their lives.
You will join young people and youth workers for fun interactive activities, exciting performances, important discussion on the lives of young people, the SDGs, and taking action!

One World Week 2020 is a collaboration with our member organisations, Irish Girl Guides, Youth Work Ireland Galway and the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland and Kelvin Akpaloo and the Climate Youth Artivists alongside our Youth 2030 partners.
One World Week 2020 is funded by Irish Aid.

In order to make change we need to understand the balance of and shift in power at all levels in our society. This year’s One World Week looks at tackling the theme of power. Understanding power is at the core of youth work in supporting young people’s development as they navigate through their lives and society. One of the main core values of youth work is empowerment. The road to empowerment for a young person can be a challenging, emotional, and a testing experience for both the young person and youth worker.

What is important is the four elements of Power (knowing, seeing, claiming, and activating power) and how this connects with young people and youth work in Ireland.

One of the many highlights from this year’s One World Week will be the three Youth Power Summits taking place during the week of November 23rd – 29th. The Summits will focus on three strands that include power and young people across Ireland: education, environment, and solidarity.

Throughout the week we will hear from young people and youth organisations on how Power has played an important role in their lives. It will bring young people together for fun interactive activities, exciting performances, important discussion on the lives of young people, the SDGs, and taking action!

All events

Youth Summit 1: We’ve got the Power: Education as a Tool for Global Change

November 23 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmEducation is a vital and important structure within society. The lives of young people are heavily moulded and developed through the process of formal and non-formal education.

Racial Justice and Development Education Webinar

November 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pmGlobal Citizenship Education supports young people to increase their knowledge, understanding and awareness of the interdependent and unequal world in which we live.

Artivism – Activism

November 24 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmAs a changemaker, sometimes we might feel stuck in our approach to bring about the change we want to see. We need new thinking and think outside the box.

Wielding your power – strategies in self care

November 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pmAs a youth worker, you have a role in recognising your own power, and in recognising the potential of young people to harness and wield their power.

Youth Summit 2: Harnessing Young Peoples Power

November 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pmDuring this event we will hear from young people in Ireland and from different parts of the planet.

How can the youth sector activate its power to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

November 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pmUnder current momentum, the SDGs will be achieved in 100 years. This isn’t good enough. We have ten years to activate our power to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.

Spoken word masterclass – The Power of Words

November 26 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pmThis masterclass will explore the power of words through spoken word poetry. We will explore the meaning of spoken word, how it differs to traditional poetry style.

Unpack the hidden power of your breakfast

November 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 amJoin us with your favourite breakfast as we explore the global aspect and connections of food across our planet. There are many aspects of the food we eat every day that we have yet to discover.

How can we challenge power to make meaningful change?

November 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pmJoin the NYCI Young People’s Committee as they host a conversation about young people and power in 2020. Young people are often told that they are the future change makers.

Youth Summit 3 – Empowerment and Solidarity

November 28 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pmAll around the world, young people are claiming and activating their power, but these stories are not often told. This summit will follow the powerful stories of a group of young people who have been on a journey of claiming and activating their power.

Youth 2030 is a partnership between NYCI and Irish Aid, working in consortia with Concern Worldwide, Maynooth University and Trócaire to deliver Global Youth Work and Development Education to the youth sector.

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