Saturday 27th Whites Hotel
12 – 13:30
A debate between local councillors and local activists campaigning for greater awareness of mental health, homelessness, LGBTQIA, Tr avellers, and Direct Provision
Alan Corcoran from SE Radio chairs a panel of Wexford local councillors Maura Bell, Cathal Byrne, Tom Forde and Lisa McDonald in a question and answer session with local activists Raymond Shannon (mental health) Ruby O’Connor (LGBTQIA+) Claire Malone (housing and homelessness) Minnie Connors (Traveller issues) and ??? from Direct Provision. All the questions have been raised in a social media poll.
THE CASE FOR HATE CRIME LEGISLATION IN IRELAND
2.30 – 4.30
Dr Oein DeBhairduin, Dr Lucy Michael, Dr Bashir Otukoya, Catherine Osikoya, Chair Aislinn Wallace
Outline of Panel discussion on Hate Crime/Hate speech
The Case for Hate Crime Legislation in Ireland
Speakers Dr Lucy Michael, Dr Sindy Joyce, Catherine Osikoya and Bashir Otukoya
The panel will discuss the impact of racism and discrimination some Irish communities face and make
the case for stronger legislation. The Chair will moderate any questions and ensure the event provides a
safe space for discussion of this topic. Discussing the rise of Racist narratives on SM and the narrative
around who is Irish.
Introduction by the chair
Each speaker will speak for 15 mins
Chair will take questions from the audience and allow brief answers from speakers 15 mins
Closing remarks 5 mins.
Event should be no longer than 1.30 mins
WEXFORD ARTS NIGHT UNCHAINED
8.30 – 11
Vibrant night of music and poetry and drama MC Deirdre Wadding,
Hosted by local activist and artist Deirdre Wadding, an evening of inspirational music, drama and spoken word from Wexford’s top performers with contributions from our Direct Provision centre in Rosslare and international guests in the USA resurrecting the voices of slaves from a plantation.
Joy Alford from the USA
Wexford Drama Studio
Pippi & Deirdre
15 min Break
Melanie O’ Reilly, Ed Barker & James
the residents from Rosslare Direct provision
Diane Wilbon Parks, & ‘Lady Di Beverly