Join us for the opening of our forthcoming exhibitions by artist Alice Rekab alongside Éireann and I, an archive of Black life for black migrants in Ireland, on Thursday 30 June, 6 – 8pm. The Douglas Hyde is delighted to present a newly commissioned solo exhibition by artist Alice Rekab. Through a multidisciplinary practice of film, […]
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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