The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a new music session where artist Bill Harris will host an experimental electronic dance night as part of our First Thursday series. Through this new series of late openings, the gallery becomes a space for hosting unexpected, experimental practices across multiple artforms from live music and expanded cinema […]
Traveller Ethnicity and Human Rights
On 1 March 2017, after many years of campaigning by Traveller organisations, the Irish Government officially recognised the distinct identity and culture of Irish Travellers and acknowledged Travellers as a minority ethnic group. Travellers have a long shared history, traditions, language, culture and customs based on a nomadic tradition.
In this early evening talk, Co-Director of Pavee Point Traveller & Roma Centre, Martin Collins will trace the historical origins of Travellers, following the story up to the granting of ethnicity last year, and reflect on the 30-year struggle to achieve recognition for Traveller ethnicity. He will also consider the implications of this newly recognised status for the community’s fight for human rights.
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