What an amazing inspiring day in Dublin.
First, we attended a seminar on Honour Based Violence, Forced Marriage, Child Marriage and Reproductive Abuse and Launch Of Loving Love and Care For People Worldwide Annual Report 2014/2014 . This was hosted by Ini Usanga the founder of LCP in the morning.
In the afternoon it was over to Dublin Central Mission where we attended a public meeting on ‘Islamophobia and Racism Denial’ with Alana Lentin an Australian based political sociologist and anti-racism activist.
Alana Lentin is an associate professor in Cultural and Social Analysis at the University of West Sydney and works on race, racism and anti-racism. She has done extensive research into the contemporary politics of migration and collective action for migrants’ rights and the politics of multiculturalism. Among her books: Racism and Antiracism in Europe, Race and State, Racism: Beginners Guide, The Crises of Multiculturalism: Racism in a Neoliberal Age (with Gavan Titley). Her current book project is Racism and Antiracism in the Digital Media Era (with Gavan Titley).
This second event was organised by our friends at Anti-Racism Network Ireland.
Alana gave an informative and inspiring lecture after which questions were taken from the floor. All the questions and answers were great.
Tired and honoured to have been invited to both events Speaking From Experience,