An evening of poetry, storytelling and practical reflections on global health with Chris Jenkins, co-founder of Share Uganda and Global Health Researcher at Queen’s University Belfast.
“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “”Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Globally, we see this inequality in health at it’s most stark. We live in a world in which where you are born impacts massively on how you can expect to live, and what you can expect in terms of your health.
Chris Jenkins is a global health researcher and activist. He currently works at Queen’s University Belfast on breast cancer research in Vietnam, and he was part of a group of young people from Northern Ireland who created a global health non-government organisation in 2008. Share Uganda focuses on empowering Ugandan healthcare workers and community activists to improve health outcomes in Kabira, Uganda.
Using a combination of poetry and storytelling, Chris introduces us to some of the people he has met throughout his ten-year career; people affected by malaria in Uganda, breast cancer in Vietnam, and dementia in the United States. Chris discusses a myriad of interconnected and complex health challenges, putting the human experience at the centre of every story. Chris uses his talk to also discuss some of the practicalities and challenges of working in global health, as well as the points of inspiration, friendship and connection that he has experienced over the past ten years. Chris leaves us with a call for action for how we can all do our bit to remake the world in a fairer and more equal way.
Supported by QUB Public Engagement
Event part of the One World Festival 2019, 16-27 October 2019
To celebrate 13 years of one of the finest venues in Belfast, I’m going back to my teenage years and delivering the finest 80s indie disco you could possibly imagine. Think Psychedelic Furs, Cabaret Voltaire, Associates, Depeche Mode, Rough Trade Records, Teardrop Explodes, Echo and the Bunnymen etc. My toastie of choice for the night is called The Morrissey. Full of baloney. And cheese. It’s what he’d want. Probably.
Stitches for Choice!
We’re approaching a landmark moment in Northern Irish campaign for reproductive rights, but organisations like Alliance For Choice and Abortion Support Network still really need our support until access to healthcare is free, safe, legal and local – for everyone.
We’re inviting you to come down to the Black Box Green Room and get your stitch on in aid of these two amazing pro-choice organisations.
Siobhán and Melanie will provide all the materials you need and the techniques to get you started with some freehand embroidery. We’ll have pre-made designs available on the day – if you’re feeling keen, we can also help you make your own. No experience necessary – any / all ability levels are very welcome.
Suggested donation: £10 – £20, based on what you can afford.
Just DM me here to book in. (Spaces are limited!) Feel free to request a custom design or slogan and we’ll try our best to make it happen.
See you there…!
Siobhán & Melanie
In their great and unmatched wisdom, the Black Box Belfast have invited me to inflict an evening of teenage-me inspired entertainment on Friday night drinkers on Friday 25th October as part of their 13th anniversary fundraising programme.
That’s close enough to my birthday (30th October, if you’ve forgotten) to also make it my birthday party.
I’ll be joined by my best pals Joseph Nawaz and John Patrick Higgins doing a specially commissioned Stalemates DJ set, Alan Irwin for a mid-90s themed Car Crash Karaoke, and I’m also going to unapologetically burn your ears with some Gonzo Disco, where 80s American hardcore and Alphabeat finally meet (probably).
Come down. It’s my birthday, ffs!
*******Fundraiser for Choice*******
That’s right folks Tease-o-Rama has joined forces with Alliance for choice to bring you one hell of a fund raising, jaw dropping show. It is an important time for change in Northern Ireland and it is important to do as much as we can to make change happen.
All performers have donated their acts, and all profits will go to Alliance for choice. Co-Chair Emma Campbell will be with us to give you some information on Alliance for choice, some facts about abortion rights and what the changes ahead will mean and also to talk about how the money you help raised will be useful.
Please come and show your support, let us stand together, shout out loud and show our passion it is time for change, it is time for choice-FREE SAFE AND LEGAL The North is NOW!
With performances from-
Lady May (London)
Sade O’Sapphic (Dublin)
Dick Von Dyke (Belfast)
Éire May (Dublin)
Electra La C*nt (Belfast)
Greedy Miss Edie
And your host for the evening- Soup DuJour
(More acts TBC)
Location- Black Box Belfast
Doors- 8:00 show start 8:30
Ticket price- £10
*if you would like to be involved, help, or donate a raffle please get in touch with us via Facebook
Alliance for Choice website-http://www.alliance4choice.com