Sunday 28th Wexford Arts Center

a panel on direct provision

1 – 2.30

tim hanley direct provision frederick douglass wexford

A panel on Direct Provision, Rosemary Nkosi , Tim Hanley, Tumi Kutsimense, Mpho Pearl. Chair Lorraine Smyth

Direct Provision panel


My name is Tumi I am a South African citizen I came to Ireland in 2019 February and I am a mother of 3 boys. Back in South Africa I was a politician and a banker as well but currently I’m studying with An Cosan under IT Carlow I’m doing level 6 in community development


Tim Hanley is a Campaigns Officer with Amnesty International Ireland, leading on the organisation’s campaigning work on Direct Provision, refugee and migrant rights and LGBTI rights. Prior to joining Amnesty, Tim worked with Concern Worldwide in Ethiopia and Dublin. He also previously worked with Amnesty International Ireland’s Human Rights Education team. He holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Research, a Diploma in Legal Studies, and a BA (Honours) in English, Media and Cultural Studies.


My name is Rosemary Nkosi aged 31, originally from Zimbabwe. I am an asylum seeker staying in Rosslare Harbour accommodation centre. I’m working as a health care assistant in Castle Bridge nursing home (wexford). A member of MASI


3.30 – 5

frederick-douglass-civil-rights-festivaL HISTORICAL TALK

Kenneth B Morris, activist and direct descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T Washington, Sandrine Ndahiro, Ashlee Anderson, Don Mullan, and Christine Kinealy

Sandrine Ndhairo – University of Limerick

Unsilencing Black Voices, featuring a range of young Black Irish voices. Sandrine is talking on the need to recognize & provide relevant role models for Black Irish students in the Educational system.


Ashlee Anderson 

is a  Public Historian  at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.Presenting a discussion on how Frederick Douglass’s trip to UK and Ireland affected and Was evident in his work to to abolish slavery and gain freedom for slaves. Ashlee will also Talk on the programmes that the Maryland Center  have to further knowledge on Frederick Douglass.