INAR’s Network Celebrates Two Weeks of Anti-Racism

INAR’s Network Celebrates Two Weeks of Anti-Racism

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 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 INAR we will coordinate and celebrate not only that important day, but entire two weeks full of anti racist events between 14th and 30th of March. The week predeceasing 21st March (14-22 March) is the European Week Against Racism  and the following week (21-28 March) marks the Week of Solidarity with the People Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination.

Over these two weeks INAR  and our Network’s Members will be hosting a range of events across Ireland focusing around The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Check out what’s happening in your area in the below Events Calendar and join the celebration

If you wish to add your event contact Aga at with the following details:

Name of the event/Short description/ Location/ Date/ Time/ Contact person/ Contact email/phone/ Link to the event (Facebook, website, etc.)


12 March, Thursday

Maynooth University Celebrating Diversity, Challenging Racism

Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Location: NUIM Library
NUIM Launch of in celebration with NUIM and MUSU. Our Director Shane O’Curry is one of speakers at a lunchtime event in the Maynooth University organised by HR Equality, the Department of Applied Social Studies, and the Students Union in advance of International Week Against Racism, as part of Maynooth University’s Equality Strategy. 
Organiser: NUIM, HR Equality, MUSU
Contact: equality

14th of March, Saturday

Time: 1:00- 4:00pm
AkiDwA International Women’s Day Panel Discussion Event
Location: Killlarney Court Community Hall, Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin 1
Organiser: AkiDwA Young Migrant Women Group in Ireland
Contact: Amaka Okonkwo, Development Officer
T: 01 834 9851  WEB:

15th of March, Sunday

St Patrick’s Day show of solidarity: Justice for Undocumented Campaign Event 
Time:  11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Central Bank Plaza, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Members of the Justice for the Undocumented Campaign (JFU) are inviting friends and supporters to join with undocumented migrants. A powerful message is being sent to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on his journey to Washington as a massive banner with a message of solidarity for undocumented migrants on both sides of the Atlantic is dropped down the front of the building. This is to correspond with the final days of an email campaign reminding the Taoiseach about the situation facing undocumented migrants here in Ireland as he advocates for change for undocumented Irish in the USA.  If you haven’t yet sent your message to An Taoiseach, send it now before Monday! 
 It is a family friendly event with a photo booth, face painting, music and some refreshments. Join JFU on Sunday, take a picture with the banner – share it on Facebook with friends and family.
Organiser: Migrant Rights Centre Ireland/ Justice for the Undocumented Campaign
Contact: Helen Lowry
T:  T: 01 8897570  

17th of March, Tuesday

Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm
Introduction to Migrant Rights Course (1/2 day)
Location:Doras Luimní, 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick
This course explains the different categories of migrants in Ireland. It includes both voluntary and involuntary migrants and covers the rights and entitlements that each category of migrants enjoy in terms of access to employment, education, social welfare, family reunification and application for naturalisation. Cost: €50 / participant
In addition to the training dates above we offer in-house training as well as tailored training courses designed to meet the exact needs of the client organisation (see attached brochure).
Organiser: Doras Luimní
Contact: Matt Cannon
E:  T: 061 310328  WEB:

18th of March, Wednesday

Time: 10-12:30pm
Reporting Racism through iReport – Workshop for Muslim Women
Location: Dublin
Organiser: INAR
Contact: Aga Wiesyk
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19th of March, Thursday  

SARI Event in the Mosney Direct Provision Centre
Location: Mosney Direct Provision Centre
SARI’s programme opens up in the Mosney Direct Provision Centre where there will be an exhibition football game involving boys and girls from Mosney and players from SARI ‘Soccernites’ and ‘Hijabs + Hat Tricks’ programmes followed by presentation by HSE Community Games of Sports Equipment to Mosney and eleven other Direct Provision Centres nationwide. The donation of equipment will facilitate the ‘Provide for Sport’ joint venture involving SARI, HSE Community Games and the Global Institute of Physical Literacy at DKIT, Dundalk. Patron of ‘P4S’ is Irish International footballer and former resident of Mosney, Oscar Sibanda.
Organiser: SARI
Contact: Ken McCue
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20th March,  Friday

Time: All day
Launch of Quarterly Report of Racism in Ireland  Qr5 & 6 (Jul-Dec 2014)
Location: Online/media event
Organiser: INAR
Contact: Shane O’Curry
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Time: 12:00-2:00pm
Cork Rocks Against Racism!  
Location: Millennium Hall, Cork City Hal, Cork
It is an event geared towards Transition Year students in Cork to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racism in a fun & educational way.  It aims to raise awareness about the impact of racism & develop an anti-racism dialogue among young people and be a showcase for new & emerging talent. Red FM’s Stevie G will be our MC on the day and an announcement on acts will be made soon.
Organiser: Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre and Love Music Hate Racism
Contact: Caroline Casey, Campaigns and Communications Intern
T: 021 4503462  WEB:

21 March, Saturday: The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Time: All day
March 21st, International Day Against Racism online event 
Location: Online
Republic of Ireland against Racism invites you to join our online town / area selfie campaign # your self , your town or area with : #………..saysNotoRacismMarch21st.
This is an online event .Please post your photos/selfies here on this event page, our anti racism group page or our twitter page.
Tag a friend and invite them to join our campaign .
Organiser: ROI Against Racism
Contact: Event’s Facebook Page
Time: 12:00 noon
March Against Racism 
Location: Central Bank Plaza, Dame Street, Dublin 2
Organiser: M21 Ireland
Contact: Memet Uludag

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Daunt`s Square, Cork City

An event highlighting racism and discrimination for different minority groups. A march will take place and there will be speakers on issues of racism. A great event to raise awareness of racism within our society and how we can work towards eliminating it. Come and show your support.

Contact: Event Facebook Page 

Time: 10.00am – 6.00pm
INAR and Reporting Racism Information Booth at the Adult Health Screening Day for the Muslim Community
Location: 163 South Circular Road, Dublin 8
As a part of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination celebrations INAR will have an information stand on reporting racism and during Islamic Foundation Ireland’s Health Screening Programme. 
Organiser: Islamic Foundation Ireland
Contact: Dr. Mudafar Tarwaz
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Time:  5:00pm – 12:00am
Discotekken & ARN pres—A Party For Everyone Who Is Not Racist
Location: The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1
A fundraiser for Anti Racism Network Ireland. 
Are you not racist? Do you love music? Join us! We’ve got a stellar local lineup of musicians & DJs playing reggae, afrobeat, hip hop & lots more. 
Live: Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble featuring /AJO Arkestra /Yankari
Mixtapes from: The Underground (Hip Hop)/ Musicantia (Roma Music) / Thandiwe Sonqolo (African Story Teller)
DJ: Worries Outernational DJs (Reggae Fever)/Slim Tim (Manma Saor)/ Louis Scully (The RnB Club)

Tickets €5/10:  arnfundraiser.eventbrite.ieAll proceeds go to ARN. 
Organiser: Anti Racism Network Ireland
Contact: Event’s Facebook Page

24th March, Tuesday

Time: 10am – 2pm
Responding to Racism Event in Navan
Location: TBC, Navan, Co Meath
A seminar on racism with an emphasis on training and getting buy- in on reporting mechanisms from service providers attending.
Organiser: Cultur Migrant Center
Contact: Theresa Martin
T: 046 9093120 WEB:

Time: 2pm- 5pm
Introduction to Intercultural Awareness (1/2 day)
Location: Doras Luimní, 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick
This course is ideal for who are interested in understanding how to improve intercultural communication in their work with migrants. It involves understanding intercultural communication styles and an introduction to developing improved cross-cultural awareness and communication. This course is also offered as a one-day introductory session. Cost: €50 / participant
Organiser: Doras Luimní
Contact: Matt Cannon
E:  T: 061 310328  WEB:

25  March, Wednesday

Time: 1pm- 2pm
Understanding New Work Permit Regulations (1 hour)
Location: Doras Luimní, 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick
This briefing will update the participants on the changes to work permits which have come into effect since the 1st of October 2014. It is designed for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) who are interested in gaining a better understanding of the rules associated with employing non-EEA nationals. Cost: €25 / participant
Organiser: Doras Luimní
Contact: Matt Cannon
E:  T: 061 310328  WEB:

30th March, Monday

Time: 11am
Launch of the Face up to Racism! Project
Location: Buswells Hotel, 27 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
The launch of INAR, SIPTU and ICTU’s Project ‘Face Up to Racism’ with Chief Human Rights Commisioner Emily Logan.
Organiser: INAR
Contact: Shane O’Curry
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