Glencree Intercultural & Refugee Bulletin 02.03.2022

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  • The Irish Refugee Council are hosting a webinar for those who may be eligible for the Regularisation scheme under it’s international protection applicants strand. You can register to attend TODAY March 2nd at 5.30pm here


  • The Immigrant Council of Ireland is organising a panel discussion with candidates from a migrant background for the oncoming Seanad Bye-Election 2022. This panel discussion might be of interest to any Trinity College graduate, a migrant interested in politics or anyone who want to learn about diversity in politics in Ireland. The discussion will be moderated by Gabija Gataveckaitė, a political reporter from Independent.ie. This robust conversation about diversity in politics takes place on Thursday 3rd March at 6pm. You can register here


  • The National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks are holding a series of workshops for International Women’s Day 2022 from Monday 7th to Thursday 10th of March. You can see more details, registration and contact details in the poster attached. Workshops include; Exploring Gender bias, Joyful and Strong, Break the Bias, Women’s Toolbox for Life and Minding your mental health in peri & menopause.


  • The Council for Advancing Arab-British Understanding (CAABU) are hosting an online book launch with author and academic, Marc Owen-Jones, who will be discussing his new book, Digital Authoritarianism in the Middle East: Deception, Disinformation and Social Media, on Tuesday 26 April 2022 at 2pm. You can learn more and register here


  • Dublin City University will host the ‘We are Here, HEAR’ open-air touring exhibition on St. Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra from the 1st to the 11th of March. The exhibition showcases the voices and experiences of people seeking refuge in Ireland through a collection of powerful photographs and stories. The exhibition will be launched by Professor Daire Keogh, President, DCU which will take place in the Seamus Heaney Theatre on DCU’s St Patrick’s Campus at 10.30 am on 1st March. The event will showcase telling photographs, powerful speeches, beautiful songs and stories. Refreshments will be served. To register see here and if you are unable to come in person do check out the exhibition online


  • The Southside Partnership Women’s Programme in conjunction with the women4women Network are inviting you to celebrate International Women’s Day. This one is about self-love and also your physical and mental health. The event will incorporate workshops including mindfulness, massage, connecting with movement, storytelling and dancing on the 10th of March 2022 at the Comhaltas Centre in Monkstown – poster attached. Bring a dish and bring a friend


  • The Institute of Antiracism and black Studies celebrates its first International Women’s Day Event on the 9th of March 2022, ‘Intersectionality: Going Beyond Gender’. With speakers including; Dr. Ebun Joseph, Senator Eileen Flynn, Dr. Syeda Amna Azim, Jackie O’Regan, Debola Sakinah Abdul-Ibiyeye, Edel McGinley, Abi Williams, Claire Prendergast and Nicaise Ishimwe, you can register here


  • Ambdalah Africa Foundation are hosting their Africa Women Roundtable and Intercultural EPIC Awards. This 5th Edition is a unique gathering of women where they own their identities and have no hold barred conversations on issues challenging them. A platform for women to meet, network, motivate one another and break cultural barriers in order to live more fulfilling lives and position themselves for greatness, you can register here for the event taking place at the Hilton Hotel Dublin, Charlemont on March 19th from 12 until 5pm


  • The African Professional Network of Ireland in collaboration with Salesforce presented a virtual panel discussion on the influence and instrumental role mentorship plays in one’s career success. Including panellists Aisling McCaffrey, Brigid Charmant, Chris Kanwei, Nadja D’Arcy and Franklin Lukason, the event provided information about APNI’s upcoming career acceleration mentoring programme and how to sign up (you can learn more here). You can watch the recording back here.


  • The Southside Partnership are hosting a Networking Session for Migrant Women. This is an opportunity for migrant women all over Ireland to learn more about how to set-up of a Social Enterprise and worth attending. It’s on the 23rd of March, see attached flyer. To book a place you can contact Helena O’Neil, the Social Enterprise Development Worker at helena.oneill@sspship.ie


  • CSW66 will feature a side event; ‘Leading us into the future; young women’s ideas for Climate, Gender, Justice and Peace and Security.’ This event will feature perspectives from young women, from Northern Ireland, Uganda, Rwanda and Lebanon, sharing their experiences, views and ideas for creating a sustainable, liveable and peaceful future. Join to look at the actions needed to enable more young women to take on leadership roles in campaigns for climate justice, gender justice and peace & security. French, Spanish, Arabic and ASL interpretation will be available. Taking place on Wednesday 16th of March at 6am EST and 11am CET, you can register here



  • The Southside Partnership Women’s Programme are hosting new courses in March; personal development modules: The Power of Myself (beginning 2nd of March at Mounttown CF, Dun Laoghaire), Water Colour Painting (beginning 4th of March at Furry Hill Community Centre) and Jewellery Making (beginning 4th of March at Park House, Dun Laoghaire). See posters attached and for more information contact Rafika Kelly at Rafika.kelly@sspship.ie.  


  • The Irish Writers Centre invite ambitious young writers aged 18-26 to apply to attend and contribute to Cúirt as IWC/Cúirt Young Writer Delegates. The programme will take place from the 5th to 10th of April and is open to writers aged 18-26 living anywhere on the island of Ireland with a strong interest in writing, reading and an ambition to connect with and contribute to the Irish literary scene. Encouraging applications from typically underrepresented communities in Irish literature including BIPOC, Traveller, LGBTQIA+ and working-class writers. See here for more details. Apply by Wednesday 9th of March by 5pm.


  • The Great Care Co-op are running a free QQI 5 Healthcare Support course starting in Mid-March. If interested please contact Graziele Laurindo, the Support Worker at graziele.laurindo@tgcc.ie



  • To mark International Mother Language Day on 21st of February, Mother Tongues launched their publication with a spotlight on ‘Harnessing the power of multilingualism’. You can access the report here.


  • The Citizens take over Europe Coalition have strong concerns about the direction European Citizens’ Panel 4 (on “EU in the world / Migration”) is heading, notably with regard to the topic of EU border management. In the run-up to the third and final session of Citizens’ Panel 4 which took place from 11-13 February in Maastricht, they published a press release, explaining their concerns.


  • Gorm Media have launched Gorm as a platform for all voices as part of the launch of their new website. Read the most recent articles in the email attached.



  • County Wicklow Partnership under the SICAP programme are seeking a New Communities Community Development Worker who will engage with the Asylum Seekers, Refugees and New Communities in our region on an outreach basis to facilitate community development initiatives and also support New Communities on an individual basis to progress their employment and education goals. Learn more here and apply by 5pm Wednesday 9th of March.


Of Interest:

  • The Irish Refugee Council has confirmed that the Minister for Justice has decided to extend the closing date for the submission of all applications under the Afghan Admission Programme to 11 March 2022.Sponsoring applicants can also make an application on behalf of their minor siblings or on behalf of the minor children of a proposed single adult beneficiary under the Programme. In these circumstances, the option for ‘Vulnerable adult close family member’ should be selected in Section 2A.8 of the application form. An explanation of the nature of the relationship between the sponsor and or/the proposed beneficiaries should be included in the narrative section 2A.8a of the form. There will be more information available on the Irish Immigration website soon.


  • An Garda Síochána, in partnership with the Public Appointments Service, has commenced its latest Recruitment Competition for New Garda Trainees. This recruitment drive is focused on encouraging those from our diverse and minority communities who may not have previously considered training to become a Garda. The competition, which is now open, will close at 3pm on Wednesday, March 16th 2022. Applicants can visit www.Publicjobs.ie


  • Dublin City University have a bursary available for a non-EU student for the Chaplaincy Programme in DCU. Bursary Available for a non-EU student for the Chaplaincy Programme in DCU. For further information please contact: Dr. Thomas G. Grenham, SPS, Ph.D., Assoc. Professor of Chaplaincy Studies and Religious Education at thomas.grenham@dcu.ie


  • On the 25th of February, the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD announced the immediate lifting of visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland. This will streamline and support the swift exit of both the Ukrainian family members of Irish citizens, and the family members of people from Ukraine who are resident in Ireland. It will apply as an emergency measure to all Ukrainians travelling to Ireland. The Statutory Instrument removing the visa requirement for Ukraine nationals as an emergency measure takes immediate effect. People who are considering leaving Ukraine and travelling to Ireland may for the coming period do so without a visa if they judge it safe to travel. Those who travel to Ireland without a visa during this period will then have 90 days after arrival to regularise their position.



  • Rethink Ireland are seeking applications to their Equity in Education Fund which aims to support not-for-profit organisations working with young people from a Traveller, Roma and Migrant/Refugee backgrounds as well as those experiencing rural disadvantage to enhance access to education for young people experiencing educational disadvantage based on their cultural identity or geographical location. Application clinics taking place on March 3rd and March 16th. The closing date is Thursday 24th of March at 5pm. Learn more here.

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