Ciara Kenny

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‘We’re Not Leaving’ assembly to be held in Dublin

‘Young People’s Assembly’ meets at Liberty Hall to discuss plans to combat youth unemployment and forced emigration

Fri, Nov 8, 2013, 15:44


Groups advocating on behalf of young people will be holding a meeting in Dublin tomorrow afternoon to formulate an action plan to combat youth unemployment, forced emigration and cuts to youth services which “amount eviction notices for a generation”.

The “Young People’s Assembly” is being organised by the We’re Not Leaving campaign, supported by youth committees of trade unions, the Union of Students in Ireland, and organisations such as SpunOut.

A “Young People’s Assembly” will begin at Liberty Hall at 11am, and will include a number of participatory workshops on issues of concern to young people followed by a general meeting where plans of action will be discussed. The Assembly will conclude at 5pm.

Read We’re Not Leaving organiser Moira Murphy’s story from Generation Emigration last week.

#werenotleaving trended today on Twitter in Dublin and Ireland as the group spread the word about the event, and took part in a protest outside the Dáil, ripping up letters from the Department of Social Protection advising them of jobs abroad.