To mark the International Day For The Elimination of Racial Discrimination the Sligo Traveller Support Group has put together a wonderful panel of speakers for Sunday evening March 21st at 7pm on their Facebook page. The issue of racial discrimination and marginalisation is one which impacts many communities and it is important that we all act in solidarity and support each other regardless of what communities we come from.
Join them at 7pm on the 21st through their facebook page @SligoTravellerSupportGroup2017
Our panel includes:
Owodunni Ola Mustapha is an activist, an asylum seeker, founder of Ballyhaunis Inclusion Project, 2 time recipient of Volunteer of the Year award and currently a Master’s Degree student at NUI Galway.
Rose Marie Maughan is a human rights activist working in the Irish Traveller Movement for 17 years campaigning on issues such as accommodation, education, health, ethnicity recognition and diversity within the community.
Vukasin Nedeljkovic is artist and activist. He initiated the platform Asylum Archive which is a visual representation of Direct Provision. He is a former asylum seeker from Belgrade and spent time in a number of Direct Provision Centres including New Ross and Ballyhaunis.
TJ Hogan is the coordinator of the East Cork Traveller Project and has extensive experience in the area of community development. He has worked on a range of issues including accommodation and anti racism and has been an Independent candidate in local and national elections.