Direct Provision, Experience and Remedies talk at NUIG

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As part of the Galway International Arts Festival’s ‘First Thought Talks’ series, Donna Vuma, Bulelani Mfaco and Evgeny Shtorn will talk about their experiences of Direct Provision and what is wrong with the system. Anne Mulhall, an activist in the Movement for Asylum Seekers in Ireland, will moderate the discussion. Direct Provision is the system of asylum seeker accommodation used throughout the Republic of Ireland, which has been widely criticised by human rights organisations.

Direct Provision, Experience and Remedies Panel Details

  • When: Saturday, July 28th, 2019 – 14:30
  • Where: Aula Maxima, NUI Galway

About First Thought Talks

Galway International Arts Festival’s thought leadership platform puts a spotlight on issues of the day and showcases thought-provoking discussion on forward-thinking ideas and creative best practices. The programme includes discussions with both Irish and international thought leaders from a range of arts and non-arts disciplines, and aims to significantly progress the position of culture and creativity in society and make it a central pillar of Irish life. In over 100 Talks to date, the programme has featured everyone from authors to war correspondents, supermodels to CEOs, constitutional lawyers to psychotherapists and playwrights to presidents. The multidisciplinary Galway International Arts Festival takes place each July in Galway, Ireland and covers a range of art forms.

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