Video: Chas Jewett on the Standing Rock Water Protectors

This film features Chas Jewett, from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and Standing Rock Water protector, speaking in the Teacher’s Club in Dublin at an event supported by Afri, Comhlamh, Feasta and Friends of the Earth. This public meeting was part of a tour around Ireland.

Chas Jewett was to speak at the CDJ-sponsored event “A Thinkery on Water, Anti-Privatisation Struggles and the Commons” in University College Cork. We will also be uploading videos from that event to CDJ Plus in coming weeks.

IACD Board approves global definition of Community Development

Following consultation with IACD members, presentation and finalisation of the draft text at the July 2016 Minnesota international conference, the IACD Board has approved a new Global Definition of Community Development.

Community development is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes participative democracy, sustainable development, rights, economic opportunity, equality and social justice, through the organisation, education and empowerment of people within their communities, whether these be of locality, identity or interest, in urban and rural settings“.

Further information can be found on the IACD website.