Meath Equality Open Forum Thursday 21st April

Why Equal Societies fare better and why Equality is better for everyone

Speaker: Niall Crowley, former CEO Equality Authority and independent consultant on equality and diversity issues

  • Are you interested in discussing how to develop a more equal and fair society?

  • What are the benefits that an equal society brings to local communities such as yours?

  • What is the cost of inequality to societies and what evidence is there to suggest that inequality impacts on the development of sustainable societies?

You are warmly invited to attend an open forum to discuss the above issues.

Date of Meeting: Thursday 21st April 2011

Time: 8.00-9.30 pm

Venue: Claremont Stadium, Commons Road, Navan

(See for map to venue)


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Key note speaker input
  • Questions and Answers
  • Discussion in small groups
  • Feedback to larger group and open forum
  • Date for next Open Meeting

This deliberative meeting is being hosted by the Meath branch of Claiming our Future.

What is Claiming our Future?

Claiming Our Future is a progressive social movement for an equal, sustainable and thriving Ireland. Early in 2010 Is Feidir Linn, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions,  environmental groups, the Community Platform, Social Justice Ireland and TASC began a series of meetings to explore how best to cooperate and coordinate endeavours for a more equal, inclusive and sustainable Ireland. From this beginning, Claiming Our Future evolved.  CoF has local structures in many parts of Ireland and a branch in Co. Meath. See for more information on our work.

How to contact COF in Co. Meath

If you are interested in attending this event or accessing additional information on it, please contact Sinead Smith, the convenor for Claiming Our Future in Co. Meath on [email protected]

This event is the first of many deliberative meetings we will be hosting in the county to explore some of the key challenges facing Ireland to inform debate and develop new ideas and consensus on some of the key challenges facing Co. Meath and Ireland in developing an equal, fair and sustainable society.

[1] Niall Crowley is an independent equality and diversity expert. He was Chief Executive of the Equality Authority from 1999-2009. He worked with the Travellers’ rights organisation Pavee Point for twelve years. He was an active member of the Community Workers Cooperative serving as chair for four years and where he led an initiative to include the community & voluntary sector into social partnership. He is the author of Empty Promises: Bringing the Equality Authority to Heel. He is a member of Claiming our Future and Is Feidir Linn.

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