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Racism and the City

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 6:30 – 8pm

Racism and the City

A panel discussion as part of the 'Trinity and the Changing City' Series.

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Racist attacks in Dublin have been in the news recently, and for the first time for decades there is an organised far-right In Ireland. Yet racism is not a preserve of the far right but an everyday experience for a growing number of Dubliners. Considering the experiences of Dublin’s ethnic minorities and travellers both in the labour market and everyday life, and discussing the growth of the far right online in Ireland, this session features Dr Eugenia Siapera, Professor of Information and Communication Studies and head of the ICS School at UCD, Dr Ebun Joseph of the Sociology Department in TCD and chair of AfSAI (African Scholars Association Ireland), Bulelani Mfaco of MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland) who is campaigning for the right to work of asylum seekers,and David Joyce of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The session will be chaired by Dr David Landy, Director of the Masters in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict, Trinity College.

Trinity and the Changing City is organised by the Identities in Transformation research theme, led by Daniel Faas, Department of Sociology, and is supported by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

See the full schedule of the lecture series here
About Trinity and the Changing City

Trinity College Dublin has been a key witness, over many centuries, to Dublin’s development into the cosmopolitan city it is today. This multidisciplinary discussion series will look at the lived experience of Dublin’s citizens through the prism of Trinity’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences research. By drawing on historical, cultural, linguistic, sociological and economic perspectives, it will consider how we can understand a changing Dublin and influence plans for the city’s future.

Dublin has been transformed by the economic crash, the austerity measures that followed and recent improvements in aspects of the Irish economy, as well as wider issues such as displacement and migration. The city’s built environment and economic, demographic and linguistic mix have all developed apace.

But these changes, and their relationship to issues around religion, the environment, poverty, health, housing and governmental policy, have not generally been well represented in the media or in public discourse. There is a representative gap between the city in which Trinity resides, not least in terms of language, race and class, and the images and narratives of that city put forth in the broader culture.

Trinity and the Changing City will seek to address and interrogate this gap, bringing internationally recognised scholars in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from Trinity and further afield, together with key stakeholders and practitioners from across the city.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub
Accessibility: Yes
Research Theme: Identities in Transformation, Making Ireland
Event Type: Alumni, Arts and Culture, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is essential )

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