ENAR Ireland’s Network Celebrates Anti-Racism Month
Every year March is an important month for both Irish and global Anti-Racism Movements due to various international celebrations focusing on combating racism and celebrating diversity taking place.
21 st March marks an important day in every anti-racist’s calendar. On that day in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 Black people at a peaceful demonstration for equality and against apartheid laws in Sharpeville, South Africa. This date has since been declared the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination when the people across the globe show their opposition to racism and solidarity with those affected by it and in remembrance of the harmful impact of racism on individuals and communities. In 2018 the focus is on promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination.
Additionally, the week of 17-25 March is the European Week Against Racism celebrated in 2018 under the slogan ‘Diversity-never enough’ The week following 21st March marks the UN Week of Solidarity with the People Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination. During those weeks thousands of people, not just in Ireland but all across the EU and the globe will come together to promote and celebrate equal rights and diversity.
ENAR Ireland and our Network Members will coordinate and celebrate not only these important dates but the entire month full of anti-racism and intercultural events between 1st and 30th of March. Check out what’s happening in your area in the below Events Calendar and join the event near you.
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ANTI-RACISM & INTERCULTURAL EVENTS CALENDAR: March 2018
MIGRANT’S FORUM: HOUSING
Are you affected by the housing crisis and rising rent prices? Threatened with eviction? Struggling with poor housing conditions? Let’s talk to Migrant Rights Centre Ireland about your housing problems, needs and rights! You’re not alone – and together we can make a change.
Time and location: 2-4pm, Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Sq West, Dublin 1
IMMIGRATION DETENTION AND BORDER CONTROL IN IRELAND: REPORT LAUNCH
Nasc welcomes you to the launch of our latest report, Immigration Detention and Border Control in Ireland. We are pleased to welcome guest speakers Mark Kelly, Vice President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture, and Deirdre Malone, Executive Director of the Irish Penal Reform Trust.
Time and location: 11am- 1 pm, St Peter’s Cork, North Main Street, Cork
CELEBRATION MARKING THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF STATE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF TRAVELLER ETHNICITY
This celebration day organised by the National Traveller Ethnicity Celebration Steering Committee draws together essential elements of Travellers’ rich culture and heritage, including music, craft traditions and language and showcases community assets through its creative traditions in photography, genealogy and social history collections of the National Museum of Country Life, the National Folklore Collection UCD and the National Library of Ireland.
Time and location: 10am – 6pm, The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
- JUSTICE FOR UNDOCUMENTED SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION (16th & 17th March)
St Patrick’s Day is an important time of the year for the Justice for the Undocumented (JFU) campaign. As our politicians travel to Washington to highlight the situation of the undocumented Irish over there let’s remind them of the other undocumented Irish here!
This year JFU members from across the country have stepped up in an incredible way sharing brave and beautiful selfies and photos that clearly show Ireland is home. Step up and take action with JFU:
– On Friday on the hour every hour from 8am till 8pm, twelve beautiful stories will be shared on Twitter and Facebook. We need you to SHARE these posts using the following hashtags: #undocIRL #TheOtherUndocumentedIrish #StPatricksDay
– On Saturday, a Patrick’s Day collage of images will go out from over 80 carers, chefs, childminders, mothers, fathers, young people, families.
Share one or all of JFU members’ posts on Facebook and Twitter. Help them send out a strong message this St Patrick’s Day: that undocumented people matter, wherever they are.
Time and location: 8am -till 8pm, online
- THE RATHMINES SHINDIG
The Rathmines Shindig will take place on March 16th. Expect music, song, drama and a good outdoor Céilí session for all the family. Organised by the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Rathmines College, St Louis High School and St Mary’s College, it features performers from these colleges among a range of others. The event is supported by Dublin City Council and various groups working in the community.
Time & location: 11.30am – 2:30pm, Swan Plaza, Rathmines, Dublin 6
- LIGHT IN THE DARK FOR IRELAND’S ASYLUM SEEKERS
6o minute candle vigil to mark St. Patrick’s Day by expressing solidarity with those in our midst who are without a voice. As our government addresses the needs of thousands of Irish in the United States, the organisers are calling on students and citizens to express solidarity with those who live among us in conditions that represent the very antithesis of how we promote Ireland, as a place of welcome. All who share that concern are invited to join us and to bring a candle to represent the love we want all migrants in our community to feel on the eve of our National Day.
Time & location: 7-8pm, Leinster House, Kildare St, Dublin 2
- JUSTICE FOR UNDOCUMENTED SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION (16th & 17th March)
See 16th March for details.
- THE INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF ST PATRICK’S DAY
Sligo Intercultural Forum would like to invite you to join them on St Patrick’s Day for an international celebration! There will be international food and music, and children’s entertainment. It’s free, and a great way to celebrate culture as well as St Patrick’s Day!
Time & location: 12:30- 3:30pm (after the parade), Methodist Church, Function Hall, Wine Street, Sligo
Contact: 0872206781 (Nike)/ 0872192066 (Cathy)
HOMELESSNESS IN OFFALY PUBLIC TALK WITH VINCENT BROWNE
Offaly Traveller Movement invites you to a public talk on homelessness in Offaly with a number of guest speakers including Vincent Brown, Brigid Quilligan, Anastasia Crickley, Pat Doyle, Tom Shanahan and Tony O Riordan. All are welcome to attend.
Time & location: 7:30-9pm, The Church of the Assumption, Tullamore
21st March: The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
- LAUNCH OF ENAR IRELAND STRATEGIC PLAN 2018 – 2021
ENAR Ireland invites you to the launch of its Strategic Plan 2018 – 2021. The Strategic Plan will be launched by Anastasia Crickley, the President of UN CERD.
Time & location: 10:30am-1pm, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, 16-22 Green St, Rotunda, Dublin 7
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01 889 7110
- #TOGETHERAGAINSTRACISM SOCIAL MEDIA ACTION 21/03
ENAR Ireland invites its Network Members, Friends and Supporters and Members of the Public to join our one-day #TogetherAgainstRacism Social Media Action marking the International Day Against Racism. Show your opposition to racism, xenophobia, far-right ideologies and stand in solidarity with those affected by them. Let’s get together and show that racism has no place in Ireland!
Here is what we ask you to do:
– Write #Together Against Racism on a piece of paper (or your hand or anything else);
– Take a photo of yourself, alone or with your friends or work colleagues, holding those words;
– Post it on Facebook or Twitter to show that you stand with us against racism. If you wish you can add a short comment why you decided to support this action;
– Remember to use #TogetherAgainstRacism so we can find your image and retweet/share it.
At the end of the action, we will make a photo collage of all images we receive.
Join in! Spread the word!
Time & location: Nationwide, all day on 21st of March
- LAUNCH: RACIST INCIDENT REPORTING CARD
Galway Anti-Racism Network invites you to the launch of their Racist Incident Reporting Card to mark International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Time & location: 1:00pm, The Secret Garden, 4 William Street West, Galway
- PANEL DISCUSSION: “WAR, OCCUPATION, HUMAN RIGHTS, CHOICE and RACISM – INTERNATIONAL STRUGGLE OF WOMEN”
United Against Racism (UAR) has been marking The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination over the past number of years by organising public rallies and events.
UAR’s main focus is to campaign against racism but we are also opposed to all other forms of oppression and discrimination including sexism, anti-trans discrimination, homophobia, discrimination against the disabled, people with mental health difficulties and religious minorities. They stand in solidarity with groups, movements and campaigns working to oppose all these forms of oppression.
In accordance with the above principle, UAR would like to mark this day as a salute to the struggle of women in many areas of life and re-iterate our solidarity with women against many forms of oppression, discrimination and racism.
Time & location: 7pm-8:45pm, Teacher’s Club, 36 Parnell Sq West, Dublin 1
- UNIVERSITY OF SANCTUARY LIMERICK ANTI RACISM DAY
Football for Integration in partnership with Sport Against Racism Ireland.
Time & location: Sports Arena, University of Limerick
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RECEPTION CONDITIONS DIRECTIVE CONFERENCE
The Irish Refugee Council and the European Council on Refugees and Exiles are delighted to invite you to a conference on Ireland’s opt-in to the recast EU Reception Conditions Directive (2013/32/EU).
As Ireland begins the process of transposition, the conference brings together academic experts and practitioners to discuss the implications of the Directive for people seeking asylum in Ireland. The aim of the conference is to inform stakeholders of the scope of the Directive and to provide guidance on the relevant standards to be applied in its transposition
Time & location: 9am -4pm, The Law Society of Ireland, Presidents’ Hall, Blackhall Pl, Arran Quay, Dublin 7
Contact and RSVP: luke@
- CORK SAYS NO TO RACISM 2018
- MULTICULTURAL DAY 2018
The ICCI community welfare office, in collaboration with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council invite you to their annual multicultural day in celebration of International Week Against Racism packed with events for the entire family.
Time and location: 12 noon-5pm, Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, 19 Roebuck Road, Clonskea, Dublin 14
- WORLD RECIPE EXCHANGE – SALON DU CHAT
Contact: Marta Sławińska: firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 2047653
- MIGRANT LEADERS AND POLITICAL PARTICIPATION CONFERENCE
Eight organisations(Akidwa, Cairde, the Immigrant Council of Ireland, the International Organisation for Migration, Forum Polonia, New Communities Partnership, Places of Sanctuary Ireland and Wezesha) have joined forces to bring together 100 local and community leaders from a migrant background to promote participation in politics generally and specifically the Local Elections in 2019. Representatives from across the political spectrum will also attend, providing information on how to get involved and to increase their understanding of the needs of migrant communities. Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton, TD, will provide the opening address.
Time & location: The Atrium, Department of Justice & Equality, 51 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2
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AKIDWA’S SHOWCASE EVENT: Women In Social Engagement (WISE) and Young Migrant Women in Political Engagement.
You are cordially invited to AkiDwA invites you to the showcase event for our two projects, Women In Social Engagement (WISE) and Young Migrant Women in Political Engagement. Both projects aim to empower and inform migrant women on social and political participation. In addition, this event commemorates International Women’s day. During the Showcase, participants will reflect on their experiences. Invited
guest speakers are facilitators of the program and the Minister of Integration.
Location & time: 10:30am– 4pm, Irish Human Rights Commission Ireland, 16-22 Green Street, Rotunda, Dublin 7
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 01 8349851 or 0858667081
- ANTI- RACISM CREATIVE COMPETITION 2018
Show Racism the Red Card is looking for young people to use their creativity to produce a written, visual or audiovisual message on themes arising from the Show Racism the Red Card DVD.
Deadline for entries: End of March.
- ‘MAKING LINKS’ PROJECT FOR YOUTH LEADERS
The National Youth Council of Ireland’s ‘Making Links’ project, is reaching out to leaders of minority ethnic youth groups. We plan to run seminars to share practice and to run a leadership training programme. This project follows on from our Make Minority a Priority research which recommends new ways for youth organisations to work with young people from minority ethnic backgrounds. We are asking interested youth leaders to complete a short survey.