CONVERSATIONS ON RACE

In this instalment of the New York Times’  “Conversations on Race” series for Op-Docs, Asian-Americans talk about how stereotypes unfairly confine them — particularly the one that brands them a “model minority.” As the subjects of our film explain, this perception not only devalues the experiences of other racial minorities, but it also renders the…

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ASYLUM INFORMATION DATABASE – AIDA

The EPIM-funded Asylum Information Database (European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)) has released a report on the inability of reception systems to adapt to higher numbers of asylum seekers, which is a structural challenge throughout Europe.   Vulnerable persons such as unaccompanied children have been unduly subjected to detention due to the unavailability of…

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CHILDREN’S RIGHTS ALLIANCE 2016 REPORT CARD ON THE PROGRAMME FOR GOVERNMENT

The Children’s Rights Alliance 2016 Report Card on the Programme for Government was launched on March 14, 2016. It raised particular concerns with Child Poverty and Child and Youth Homelessness, while also highlighting inequality concerns for Traveller and Roma children, including the failure to recognise Travellers as an ethnic minority. Dr. Paul Downes was an expert…

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DIRECT PROVISION: CREATING A CULTURAL DISCONNECT

Quality of life in direct provision is made worse for many residents by lack of access to cooking facilities and appropriate food Irish Times Tuesday 5th April 2016

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Census 2011

Profile 6: 2011 Profile 6 Migration and Diversity – A profile of diversity in Ireland …read more Profile 7 Religion, Ethnicity and Irish Travellers – Ethnic and cultural background in Ireland … read more

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Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Launch of Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission 2016 – 2018 Strategy Statement. Goal 5: Intercultural Understanding and Diversity

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RACIST SOCIAL JUSTICE PRAXIS IN EDUCATION -UCD

This event, co-hosted by the School of Education and Institute for the Social Sciences in the 21st Century UCC, examined links between race and ethnicity-related injustices inside education settings, and the impact of ‘outside’ injustices on educational opportunities. Click here to view videos of this event

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ACTION WEEK AGAINST RACISM

On the 14th and 15th of March Portlaoise Further Education Centre held a festival of languages which displayed more than 20 languages spoken in our community and by participants studying in our centre. Members of the public were invited to see an amazing visual display of languages and to sample some typical food from different…

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THIS HILARIOUS SYRIAN REFUGEE IS TAKING YOUTUBE BY STORM

When protests and eventually war broke out in Syria five years ago, Firas Alshater grabbed his video camera and joined the fray, determined to show the world what was happening to his homeland writes Hans Glick in Global Citizen.org on Thursday March 31st 2016 … read mo

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I’M IRISH BUT I’M NOT WHITE. WHY IS THAT STILL A PROBLEM AS WE CELEBRATE THE EASTER RISING?

With an Irish mother and Nigerian father, I grew up singing Irish rebel songs. But the racism I experienced was not part of the dreams of 1916’s revolutionaries, writes Emma Dabiri in The Guardian, Tuesday 29th March 2016 … read more

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