Through our membership of the Africa-Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN Ireland) – chaired by the OLA Justice Desk – the OLA are pleased to present two screenings of Trócaire’s new documentary film, “Make It Your Business”. The screenings – on the 30th November and 6th December – are both online via Zoom, and free to anyone who wishes to tune in.
“Make It Your Business” is a new 25 minute documentary film, produced by Trócaire, which explores human rights accountability for corporations. The film presents experts and human rights activists on the front lines of corporate exploitation and abuse. To challenge these injustices, the documentary also considers how we might build a better future – bringing in new rules to protect people and planet – and asks how ordinary people can stand up and take action.
On Wednesday, 30th November from 7 to 8pm, we will be partnering with our friends at SERVE to host an interactive screening of “Make It Your Business”, followed by in-depth discussion about its message. SERVE is a development and volunteering organisation committed to providing equal opportunities for poor communities living in Southern Africa, South-East Asia, and South America. We will start at 7pm sharp. In total, the documentary film and follow-up discussion will last an hour, so please bring your warm beverage and be sure that you’re seated comfortably.
To register for the SERVE-AEFJN screening please click here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-it-your-business-interactive-workshop-tickets-470046440557
On Tuesday, 6th December from 7 to 9pm, we will be joining with AMRI – the Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland – to host an advent workshop that will include a screening of the “Make It Your Business”. In addition to the documentary, we will also host speakers from both Ireland and Africa to discuss the human rights impact of mining. Fidelma O’Kane of Save Our Sperrins will speak about the environmental and health concerns arising from a proposed gold mine in Tyrone. Isaac Kabongo of ECO Uganda will speak about the human rights and environmental impact of mining in Karamoja in Uganda.
To register for the AEFJN-AMRI screening please click here: https://bit.ly/AEFJN02
Together with Trócaire, AEFJN Ireland is a member organization of the Irish Coalition for Business and Human Rights. The ICBHR is a coalition of civil society organisations, academic experts and trade unions working collaboratively to progress corporate accountability, based on respect for human rights and the environment. At both screenings – on 30th November and 6th December – we will encourage attendees to consider how you can advocate with your elected representative to support legislation currently before the European Union that would require corporations to respect human rights, both in Europe and abroad.
The Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN) is a faith-based international network established in 1988. AEFJN promotes economic justice between the European Union and sub-Saharan Africa. The Irish branch, AEFJN Ireland, builds on the collaboration of 9 religious congregations. For more information see: https://www.amri.ie/justice/aefjn-ireland/