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(en) Ireland: WSM* Dublin dayschool: What Sort Of Anti-Racism Do We Need

From "Andrew" <andrew@flag.blackened.net>
Date Fri, 17 Sep 2004 11:21:44 +0200 (CEST)

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The Workers Solidarity Movement is hosting an event entitled 'What Sort Of
Anti-Racism Do We Need' in Dublin's Teachers Club (36 Parnell Square) on
Saturday September 25th, starting at 1pm. A screening of 'Holiday Camp' a
documentary on the Woomera Asylum Seeker camp break out will take place from
nine in the same venue.
After the passing of the citizenship referendum, nobody can deny that racial
prejudice is widespread in Ireland. Workers Solidarity Movement members, who
were active in the Campaign Against the Racist Referendum, are hosting this
meeting as a contribution to the discussion about how best to combat racism.
Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

A Video Screening of 'Holiday Camp' will take place after the 'Ideas and
Action' from nine in the Teachers Club. The pivotal action of this documentary
is the detention centre breakout, which occurred as part of a five-day long
direct action camp established next to the razor wire fences at Woomera, a
detention centre for asylum seekers in Australia.

Holiday Camp reclaims the voices of the marginalised, and connects the issues
of Indigenous dispossession, genocide, constructions of race and incarceration
policies, which are often portrayed as unrelated. The film suggests that the
policy of mandatory detention and raising of borders to protect fortresses of
privilege make us all un-free.

1:00pm Welcome
1:30pm The Origins of Racism. Where does it come from, is it natural, is it
2:15pm Experiences of racism in Ireland today. Immigrant, migrant and
traveller speakers invited.
3:00pm Break.
3:15pm Practical campaigning. Speakers from new initiatives on work permits
and female genital mutilation.
4:00pm Anti Racism. Groups. Residents Against Racism, The Belfast Anti-Racist
Network and the Fascists Out Campaign have been invited to talk about their
aims and activities
4:45pm Break
5:00pm What Sort of Anti-Racism do we need? An open discussion about the sort
of movement we need to build if we are to effectively combat racism.
9:00pm A Screening of 'Holiday Camp' and Social.

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