Irish Traveller Ethnicity Day 2022 at NUI Galway

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NUI Galway Access Centre: Mincéirs Misl’d in Education project presents a  week of panels & discussions to celebrate Irish Traveller Ethnicity Day 2022 at NUI Galway.

Irish Traveller Ethnicity Day 2022 at NUI Galway

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Monday 28th February 5:00-6:30pm – Movements and Allyship – The Need for Irish Traveller Allies with Rosemarie Maughan and Dr. Su-ming Khoo

During the public discourse of the Covid-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter and the #MeToo movements, very little attention has been given to the systemic inequalities faced by Irish Travellers. The panel discusses the need for Irish Traveller allies.


Monday 28th February 7-9pm- Traveller Culture and History Bill with Colette Kellecher, Anne Marie Stokes, Owen Ward, Dr. Sarah Anne Buckley

The Traveller Culture and History in Education Bill 2018 was a major achievement for all involved, the panel discusses the importance of the bill and how it will impact Irish Travellers.


Tuesday 1st March 5-6pm- The Struggle for Pride – LGBTQ+ Gypsy, Roma and Irish Travellers with Dr. Declan Coogan, Chelsea McDonagh, Darren Collins,Dr Lucie Fremlova and Isaac Blake

The panel gives an insight into the struggle of Gypsy, Roma and Irish Traveller (GRT) LGBTIQ+ people within their communities and the wider community. While also sharing some of the positive experiences of coming out.


Tuesday 1st March 7-9pm- Criminalisation of Nomadism: A UK and Irish Perspective with Dr. Charles O’Mahoney, Sherrie Smith, Bernard Joyce, Lee Anna Ward, Bernadette Maughan, Professor Padraic Kenny School of Law, College of Business, Public Policy and Law

Join the panel to hear of the struggles undergone by nomads and criminalisation of nomadism. While giving an insight into what the future holds for nomadism


Wednesday 2nd March- 5-6pm- Confederated Tribes: Cultural Landscape Model for the Southern Northwest Coast Cultural Area with Justin Rodhe and Dr. Daniel Savery.

This presentation will demonstrate how GIS-based cultural landscape model can be used to explore questions such as travel movements, identity & social change of the various member tribes of the Southern Northwest coast.


Thursday 3rd March 5-6pm – In Conversation With Dr. Rosaleen Mc Donagh , with Dr. Rosaleen Mc Donagh and Professor Patrick Lonergan

Dr. Rosaleen Mc Donagh is an Irish Traveller, playwright, academic, social worker, feminist, member of Aosdána, disability activist and a published author of the book ‘Unsettled’. She suffered much adversity but did not stop her in achieving so much


Thursday 3rd March 7-9pm- “The Fugitive Life of Black Teaching: A History of Pedagogy and Power” with Professor Jarvis R. Givens, and Deputy President and Registrar Pól Ó Dochartaigh,

Join Prof. Givens as he discusses how black educators’ pedagogical traditions were essential to the Long Black Freedom Struggle and formed the roots of anti-racist teaching in the United States.


Friday 4th March 5-6pm- ‘A sense of belonging’: Archaeology and Romani Community Heritage With John Henry Philips and Dr. Karen Dempsey.

Join Dr. Karen Dempsey and John Henry as they discuss through the importance of representation in heritage and archaeology both professionally and for wider society, while sharing Henry’s experiences as an archaeologist & a Romani person.


Friday 4th March 7-9pm- Mincéirs Song and Stories with Sharyn Ward With Sharyn Ward and Anne Marie Ward

Don’t miss out on a great evening of Traveller song and storytelling with the award-winning Sharyn Ward to end this year’s NUI Galway Traveller Ethnicity Day celebrations.

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