SAOL’s anti-stigma research, created in partnership with Citywide and evaluated by the team from Trinity College Dublin, was launched yesterday. The whole project was produced using a co-design process with women who have experience of drug use, and the results showed that training made a significant impact in reducing stigma amongst service providers. The researchContinue reading “Launch of SAOL and Citywide’s Anti-Stigma Research”
Summer is on and the SAOL brunch is back! Here’s what the SAOL Sisters had to say about their first Saturday in the new garden: Gorgeous, tasty food, fun, safe. You felt welcomed. Laura, SAOL Sister Connection. It was like your brain slowed down and you could take it all in. Mary, SAOL Sister Exhilaration.Continue reading “Brunch is Back!”
Yesterday the group had Art with our lovely Art tutor Debbie so we decided to go to the Royal Hibernian Art Gallery. It was absolutely lashing rain out but that didn’t stop us. Some of the Artists work we were looking at was from Damien Flood& Sean Sculley. There were other Artists and the workContinue reading “Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery”
The SAOL SiSters Were out painting we had a brilliant morning Our first outing Art Class with Debbie, we had a lovely day we went down to the Quays. We took pictures on our phones for inspiration we shared laughter and held pictures of our own to keep to last a lifetime. “We noticed theContinue reading “Outside Art Class”
As ever, International Women’s Day was busy one for the SAOL Project. This year was a little different, however, in marking a year since the beginning of the Covid pandemic, and the ongoing reality of public health restrictions. Celebrations for this year’s event had to move outside as result, starting with an outdoor singalong andContinue reading “A Year of Outside Songs”
Having spent the summer singing outside on Amiens St., the SAOL Sisters felt the music must continue. They devised an Outside Songs Tour for Recovery Month, taking in different spots around the North Inner City every Monday of September. Special precautions were taken to ensure everyone’s safety: participants had to socially distance, and after newContinue reading “Recovery Month – 09/2020”
It was a summer of Covid, a summer of outside singing. On the other side of the world, America had erupted in protests declaring ‘Black Lives Matter’. Click below to see videos of the SAOL Sisters overcoming the distance, and joining together in solidarity. Black Lives Matter – 06/2020 07/2020 International Overdose Awareness Day –Continue reading “A Summer of Outside Songs – 2020”
The staff prepared this dance for us just before we broke for Christmas. It was a way for them to say thanks to us for our bravery and courage to sing on the streets. There’s a realness to these videos, I do watch them the odd time to pick me up, and it really remindsContinue reading “Simply the Best – Christmas 2020”
It feels like a long time since the SAOL Sisters gathered together in person. This week, a few of the women braved awful conditions to film a St Patrick’s Day message for SAOL’s long-time friends, ‘St Pats For All’ in New York. Special precautions were taken to make sure that all the participants were safeContinue reading “Braving the Wind, the Cold and the Rain”
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