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In this last and final podcast we tackle the crucial subject : Multiculturalism in Ireland. To assist us with the discussion and analysis we have 3 distinguished African voices: Stephan Nganya – Self- employed consultant & Member of IDPAD; Maltida Chongwa- Board member African Solidarity Centre/CEO/ Founder of Sunrise Foundation International and Lassane Quedrago -The Chairperson of the African Solidarity Centre/United Nation Representative of ENPAD. This unique panel draw from their extensive knowledge as key grassroots workers and project developers to answer these key questions:
1. What is Multiculturalism?
2. Role of Multiculturalism in societies.
3. How does Multiculturalism operate in Ireland ?
4. Has Multiculturalism failed in the West? Why ?
5. The advantages and benefits of a multicultural society.
They also offer recommendations and suggestions for the Department of Justice.
About the podcast
RACISM IS REAL IN IRELAND is a series of 6 podcasts that examines the effect of racism on African migrants in Ireland. There are six topics for discussion including integration, education, employment, diversity, hate speech/hate crime and multiculturalism. The beauty of each podcast is the African migrants are given the unique platform to share their personal experiences without restriction or fear of reprisals. They examine racism and its devastating effect on their well-being! They represent the visible migrants, the new Irish Africans. Their unique voices are recorded as they express their brush with racism daily. At the end of each podcast, recommendations are made to inspire and encourage economic, social and political growth of the Irish society as they work together with the New Communities.
These podcasts supports the on going campaign and petitions to establish the Hate Crime Law in Ireland the only country in Europe without this law.
This podcast is researched and presented by Mary Oyediran with the support of NearCast and the African Centre of Ireland.