A constant drive towards profit has dire consequences for us all, but how do we even consider changing things if this system is baked into every part of our lives? Join researcher Amelia Horgan, Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland spokesperson Bulelani Mfaco, and disabled activist Ellen Clifford for a frank, incisive look into how systems of capital have shaped and distorted our world, and how we might imagine an alternative.

Amelia Horgan is a writer and researcher from London. She is interested in contemporary work practices and the philosophy of work. She is a PhD candidate and assistant lecturer in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex. Her doctoral research focuses on work and labour in political philosophy. She is the author of Lost in Work: Escaping Capitalism.

Bulelani Mfaco was born in Cape Town and has been a branch secretary for the Democratic Alliance in South Africa. He is the spokesperson for the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland and has been writing from a shared bedroom in direct provision since 2017.

Ellen Clifford is a disabled activist and socialist who has worked within the disability sector for over twenty years, predominantly within organisations fully run and controlled by Deaf and Disabled people. She is a mental health survivor and author of The War on Disabled People: Capitalism, Welfare and the Making of a Human Catastrophe published by Zed Books which won the 2021 Bread and Roses award for Radical Publishing.  

Event Location

An Taibhdhearc

19 Middle St, Galway, H91 RX76

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The main auditorium is step free, and there are accessible toilet facilities. There are two accessible parking spaces either end of Middle Street and three spaces on Saint Augustine Street opposite. There is a Loop system. HEPA filter will be in use