Globalisation and Inequality June 2017


A shantytown in São Paulo, Brazil, borders the much more affluent Morumbi district. Tuca Vieira / Oxfam

Tuesday 27 June 2017, Dublin City Centre (Venue tbc)

A one-day workshop exploring rising inequality in Ireland and around the world, its causes and consequences, and what can be done about it.

As Europe and the US are witnessing a rise in xenophobia and nationalism and a backlash against globalisation, many are asking what the relationship is between globalisation and inequality. And how does this contribute to the discontent giving rise to this political shift we are seeing.

According to the 2016 Oxfam report An Economy for the 1%,  the richest 1% now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined. Power and privilege is being used to skew the economic system to increase the gap between the richest and the rest and a global network of tax havens further enables the richest individuals to hide $7.6 trillion. How is this happening and what are the consequences.

In this free, one-day training for community workers and community educators you will:

  • Learn about the scale of inequality in Ireland and the world
  • Explore about globalisation and how it relates to the growth in local and global inequality
  • Consider the impact that inequality is having on societies and how we can address this growing challenge
  • Participate in activities and exercises that will help you explore the issue of growing inequality in the context of globalisation with the groups you work with

To apply contact Helena Mc Neill at or download an application form click: Globalisation and Inequality Workshop and Application form