January 2014


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The national Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration takes place on the Sunday nearest to 27 January every year.

Mission Statement

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration is designed to cherish the memory of all of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust. A candle-lighting ceremony is an integral part of the commemoration at which six candles are always lit for the six million Jews who perished, as well as candles for all of the other victims. The commemoration serves as a constant reminder of the dangers of racism and provides lessons from the past that are relevant today.

The Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration demonstrates the Irish Government’s commitment to the Declaration of Stockholm, 2000, when the 44 signatory countries undertook to commemorate and teach about the Holocaust every year.

Holocaust Education Trust Ireland advises and assists Government with organising the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration.

Venue: The Round Room, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm

To receive an invitation, please contact the HETI office giving the name and address of each person requiring an invitation, and also include telephone number and email if possible.

Telephone + 353 1 669 0593
Address:Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, Clifton House,Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2

Further information about the event can be found at the following link:

Dublin - 31st January

Dublin Chinese New Year Festival. The Year of the Horse, February 2014

Established in 2008 the Dublin Chinese New Year Festival (DCNYF) showcases the best of Sino Irish Culture in Ireland. The festival is delighted to deliver a high profile cultural programme including many diverse and exciting events. The festival takes place at venues around the capital beginning on 31st January. 2014 is the Year of the Horse. Many events are free and suitable for all the family.

For further information about this year's programme see:


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February 2014


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Dublin 2 - 18/02/2014
Annual Holocaust Memorial Lecture. Being Jewish in France during the Second World War/ lecture given by Professor Renée Poznanski, author of "The Jews in France during World War II", and "The Propaganda of the Resistance and the Persecution of the the Jews".

Venue: Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin
Time: 19.30

For further information please contact the HETI office

Telephone + 353 1 669 0593
Address:Holocaust Education Trust Ireland, Clifton House,Lower Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2


Dublin 2- 21/02/2014
Roma: One People - Many Lives. The Equality Authority, Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre and Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, are launching this photographic exhibition. It was developed in collaboration with members of the Roma community and aims to challenge perceptions and stereotypes about Roma. The launch will provide a unique opportunity to meet a number of Roma people who live, study and work here in Ireland.

Anyone wishing to attend the launch should RSVP to Carmel Dillon, Equality Authority,
Telephone0505 24126

March 2014


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European Action Week Against Racism - 15-23/03/14

Ireland is celebrating European Week. The European Week Against Racism is a series of events, run by people and organisations actively opposed to racism in Irish society. It’s co-ordinated by ENAR Ireland.


Dublin 1 - 21/03/2014
From Dunbura to Guitar: the Diaspora of Afghan Musicians. Launch of a new book by Nasrudding Saljuqi. Speakers will include: -
    • Professor John Baily, reader at Goldsmith university London.
    • Sheryl Lynch, ethnomusicology lecturer at St. Patrick college
    • Dr. Muhammad Umar Al-Qaderi, Islamic theologian, speaks about Music in Islam
Venue: The Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 2
Time: From 5pm

RSVP: email: afgcommunity@hotmail.com
Telephone: 085 7118 340

Worldwide - 21/03/13

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

This day is observed annually on 21st March. It was declared as a memorial by the United Nations in response to the murder of 69 anti-apartheid demonstrators in Sharpeville, South Africa, in 1960. This is a day when people all over the world unite to show their opposition to racism.

For further information see the websites below:

Young people's websitewww.un.org/cyberschoolbus/iderd/

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April 2014

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May 2014

Ireland - 19/05 - 26/05/2014
Africa Day
Africa Day was designated by the African Union as an annual celebration of the continent’s unity. It is celebrated all over the world on 25th May every year.

Dublin 9 - 21/05/2014 - 22/05/2014
One Race Human Race - Africa Week Athletics 2014.
Africa Week Athletics take place around Africa Day (25th May) each year. It provides an opportunity for people from an immigrant background - in particular those of an African background - to participate in the sport of athletics. Global and local athletes take part in a range of athletic events.

You can register your athletics club, community centre, school, youth centre or as an individual by logging onto the following websites to download the registration form:
www.africacentre.ie, www.dmrc.ie or www.sari.ie


Galway - 21-26/05/2014
Galway City Council together with Galway One World Centre, Galway City Partnership and the FAI are pleased to host Africa Day celebrations in Galway City. The programme of events includes:
Mayoral Reception
6th Annual Galway African Film Festival
    This will take place at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway on:
    · Friday, 24th of May from 4.30pm to 10pm
    · Saturday, 25th of May from 2pm to 10pm
    · Sunday, 26th of May from 2pm to 10pm

    On Monday, 27th May, two screenings of Zarafa will be offered free for primary schools in the Town Hall Theatre, Galway.
Living Together Soccer Tournament and Cultural Evening
Galway City Council in partnership with Galway City Partnership and the FAI are hosting a soccer tournament and cultural evening on Saturday, 25th May 2014. The cultural evening will be held to showcase, art and musicals from various African countries.


Website: http://africaday.ie/events/galway
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Limerick - 22-25/05/2014
Africa Day. [Limerick City Council, together with Fairtrade, Limerick City Library, Limerick Crescent College, St. Mary’s Cathedral Limerick City Gallery of Art, The Joint Limerick City and Council Integration Working Group and the Hunt Museum are pleased to host Africa Day celebrations in Limerick City. The programme of events includes:

22nd May, 2014 13.45 – 15.15: African Scene Art Workshop Main Floor, Limerick City Library, open to primary school pupils.

23rd May, 2014 17.00 – 19.30: Symposium on Development and Trade – the Relationship between Ireland and Africa Captain’s Room, Hunt Museum, open to the general public.

23rd May, 2014 20.00 – 22.00: Africa & Ireland in Harmony Concert St. Mary’s Cathedral open to general public.

24th May, 2014 09.10 – 13.50: African Drumming Music Library, Limerick City Library, open to primary school pupils.

24th May, 2014 13.00 – 14.00: Lunchtime Music and Spoken Word Concert Hunt Museum, open to the public.

25th May, 2014 12.00 – 15.00:Limerick Sixes Sportsfest Crescent College, Dooradoyle, Limerick, open to the public.

        The fourth annual intercultural sports festival will be held on the grounds of the Crescent College Comprehensive in Dooradoyle. The 2014 Limerick Sixes Sportsfest will be held on Africa Day and will include an adult soccer world cup, children’s football blitz, ladies basketball competition, dancing and drumming taking place to the sounds and rhythms of Africa. There will also be face painting, arts, drumming workshops, dancers and musicians – something for all the family to enjoy.
25th May, 2014 12.00 – 13.00: African Themed Workshop Limerick City Gallery of Art, open to the public.

25th May, 16:00 – 18:00 Family Fun Day at Limerick City Hall.

        Music by the Riverside will stage a family and community event with an African theme and flavour in Limerick City Hall.

Website: http://africaday.ie/whats-on/limerick/

Waterford - 25/05 - 01/06/2014
Africa Day. Waterford City Council in partnership with the Waterford One World Centre and the Garter Lane Arts Centre will hold a two-day programme of events to celebrate Africa Day 2014. All events will be held at the Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. The programme of events includes:

Education Programme for Local Primary School Pupils
Cultural Programme


Website: http://africaday.ie/whats-on/waterford/

June 2014


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Dublin 7 - 15/06/2014
Fair Play Cup
UNHCR Ireland and Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) are hosting the Fair Play Football Cup as part of their celebrations for World Refugee Day 2014.

The 7-a-side tournament is free to enter. It will feature teams drawn from refugee and community groups, Government agencies and members of the media, with players from a host of different countries competing in the men's and women's competitions.Enjoying sport together is a great way for people from different countries to get to know each other and a love of soccer unites people the world over.

The Fair Play Football Cup is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution of refugees to communities throughout Ireland and to learn more about the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes and seek refuge and protection.

There'll be something for all the family, with football skills training, face painting, music, great food from across the world and much more.

Venue: Law Society Gardens, Blackhall place, Dublin 7
Time: 10:30 am

Fair Play Map and Directions

World - 20/06/2014
World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honour women, men and children who have been forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. Each year it is celebrated around the world on 20th June.


Limerick - 24/06/2014
Anti-Rumours Workshop. The Anti-Rumours campaign aims to challenge widespread myths and prejudices by providing evidence refuting common misconceptions, utilising social networks and viral information channels. This is an introductory workshop providing free training and learning resources to people who want to participate. The training will include: -
        • Briefing on the anti-rumours campaign;
        • How to facilitate your own anti-rumours workshop;
        • Facts on migration to counter the myths;
        • Access to free learning resources.

For further details contact Matt Cannon at or Aideen Roche at

Venue: Central Buildings, 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick.
Time: 11 am to 1 pm

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July 2014

Limerick - 8/07/2014
Foundations for Work (FtW). This is the European launch of the EU funded project aimed at increasing the integration of young migrants into the labour market. The project is run by a consortium of six core partners from five countries – Doras Luimni is the Irish partner. All of the partners have experience of immigrant training initiatives and have specific Vocational Education Training (VET) expertise. A presentation of the training material will be followed by a light lunch.

Venue: The Captain’s Room, Hunt Museum, Rutland St, Limerick.
Time: 11am

For further information, please contact Leonie Kerins on 00 353 (0)61 310 328
Please RSVP to

The project website is][http://www.foundationsforwork.eu/en/.

Limerick - 15/07/2014
Anti-Rumours Workshop. The Anti-Rumours campaign aims to challenge widespread myths and prejudices by providing evidence refuting common misconceptions, utilising social networks and viral information channels. This is the second introductory workshop providing free training and learning resources to people who want to participate. The training will include: -
        • Briefing on the anti-rumours campaign;
        • How to facilitate your own anti-rumours workshop;
        • Facts on migration to counter the myths;
        • Access to free learning resources.

For further details contact Matt Cannon at or Aideen Roche at

Venue: Central Buildings, 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick.
Time: 11 am to 1 pm

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August 2014

Dublin 2 - 12/08/2014
"Getting involved in a diverse Ireland." The conference will focus on issues that affect young ethnic minorities in Ireland: -
          • Equality,
          • Mental Health,
          • Integration,
          • Youth Leadership and
          • Entrepreneurship
The conference is aimed at youth representatives from organisations/initiatives working or looking to work closely with young ethnic minorities and is supported by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, Dublin City Council, Dublin City Integration Forum and the Integration Forum.

Venue: Dublin Castle Conference Centre
Time: 9.30 am to 5 pm

Contact details for responses are: -
Email: youthplatformproject@gmail.com
Phone: 0860723364/0860544794

Donegal - 18/08 - 24/08/2014
Show Racism the Red Card Intercultural Summer Camp.
The purpose of the camp is to promote integration among young people through intercultural learning and fun activity for up to 45 boys and girls aged 11-15 years from diverse cultural backgrounds Northern Ireland and the Republic, and up to 15 volunteers.

Among the activities are coasteering, badminton, table tennis and others sports. Participants will also do arts and crafts, team building games, drama and they will spend time on some of the most beautiful beaches in Ireland. A highlight of the camp is a visit to Slieve League, which is the highest accessible sea cliff in Europe. Applicants are advised to book early.

Venue: Áras Ghleann Cholm Cille, Co Donegal
Date: August

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September 2014

Dublin 8 - 14-15/09/2014

SARI Soccer Fest

Tesco Mobile SARI SoccerFest is an intercultural 7 a side soccer tournament and family event, highlighting the need for all of us to embrace diversity and integration.
There will be a men's tournament of 40 teams, a women's tournament of 8 teams and also a boys and girls tournament for Under-13's participating in Soccerfest 2014 tackling racism, challenging discrimination and promoting dignity and respect for all. There are still a few places left for teams. Please contact Robbie in the SARI office: 01.873.5077 or email:
if you are interested in entering a team or would like to volunteer for Soccerfest.

The Annual All Stars match will kick off at 2pm on the Saturday. There will be face painting, clowns and juggling workshops, capoeira, drumming workshops, world music and more. Admission is free for spectators and all are welcome.

Venue: Garda and Camogie Sports Grounds, Phoenix Park, Dublin 8
Time: 11 am to 5 pm each day


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October 2014

Dublin 2 - 08/10/2014
Young People: Connected, Respected & Empowered - Roundtable on Development Education (Global Youth Work) & Youth
This event, organised by the National Youth Council of Ireland, is the beginning of a process which will inform the creation of a strategy for Development Education/Global Youth Work in the Irish Youth Work Sector in 2015.

You can sign up on:


Closing date to book: Monday, September 29th 2014

Venue: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Dublin 1 - 14/10/2014

Dublin Women for One City One People. AkiDwA and Community Technical Aid in association with Dublin City Council are hosting this meeting where women living in Dublin Inner City can talk together. The city of Dublin's population has radically changed over the past decade - in some areas of the city there are now more non Irish than Irish born people. Women from the many different cultures now in Dublin can meet here and discuss the issues that matter to them.

VENUE: Community Technical Aid, Unit 2, Killarney Court, Upper Buckingham Street, Dublin 1

TIME: 11 am - 1 pm

To register interest please email, info@akidwa.ie or Amaka@akidwa.ie or call Barbara/Amaka at 01/8349851

Ireland - 15/10-29/10/2014
Football Against Racism in Europe Fortnight.
This UEFA initiative is an annual Europe-wide event, which promotes anti-racism at Champions League games, as well as action by national football associations. Football supporters will unfurl giant anti-racism banners during various international and Airtricity League games. Clubs and community groups at grassroots levels will also promote the importance of tackling racism.

Garrett Mullan,
Coordinator, Show Racism the Red Card
086-3927650OMI Web (DoJ) V6

Dublin 2 - 24/10-27/10/2014
Hungarian Culture Days. This is an annual culture festival based in Dublin. The festival aims to celebrate all things Hungarian, create a cultural exchange and build a strong community spirit. It provides a platform for emerging Hungarian talents. T

Venue: Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Website: hungarianculturedays.com/

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November 2014

Dublin, Galway and Cavan - /11/2014
Africa History Month Ireland

Ireland - 15 - 23/11/2014

One World Week is a week of youth-led awareness raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year. During One World Week, young people learn about local, national and global justice issues and take action to bring about change. The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is organising a range of events throughout Ireland.

Mini Grants:

Mini-grants for activities and events related to One World Week are now available from NYCI. Grant applications of up to a maximum of €300 will be considered. The deadline for receipt of the application at NYCI offices is Friday 10 October, after which all applications will be assessed. Applications will not be considered after this date. Young people are invited to used the grants to set up events to explore their understanding of the interdependent and unequal world in which they live using the lens of the personal, local, national, and global.
More information: http://www.oneworldweek.ie/node/13

Free Training:

NYCI is offering training to those who work with young people and who are prepared to ‘do something’ in the run up or during One World Week 2014. Training lasts for two hours and is designed to give you an understanding of the theme and the confidence to deliver some of the suggested activities with your groups. It is a fun training with a focus on experiential learning.

Who Should Participate?

All those who work with young people are welcome. A minimum of 10 participants is required for each session. Training will be delivered on a first come first served and regional basis so it is important to get in touch as soon as possible to participate.

If you would like to host a training please contact Valerie by email: or phone: 01- 4784122
More information: http://www.oneworldweek.ie/training

Film Competition:

The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is delighted to announce its FIRST EVER One World Week Development Education (Global Youth Work) Film Competition which is being held as part of One World Week 2014.

The film competition is open to youth groups, youth organisations, and schools throughout Ireland.

It is intended to capture what young people’s views and attitudes are about the interconnected world in which they live – locally, nationally, and globally. Young people should give their views and understanding of what they want for themselves and other young people (in Ireland and throughout the world) in terms of being connected, respected, and empowered.
Closing date for entries is: October 20th 2014
Film finalists will be showcased and winners announced on November 19th 2014 at the National Showcase in the Abbey Theatre, Dublin City Centre

More information: http://www.oneworldweek.ie/competition

Climate Change Challenge Weekend:

Young people between 16-18 years old who are ready to act on climate change are invited to participate in this weekend.

Date: 14th - 16th November 2014 Location: Maynooth University

Activities will include:
      · Activist Workshops
      · Trócaire Staff Presentations
      · Special Guest Speaker
      · Climate Change Disaster Simulation
      · Documentary Viewings

To Apply:
Cost for the weekend - £20/€25*
If you would like to find out more information, and for application forms, please contact
Mary Boyce, Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.
T: 016293333

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2014
* If this amount is not feasible for you, please do not hesitate to contact Trócaire in confidence.

More information here: http://www.oneworldweek.ie/climate

Supporting Educational Resources:

NYCI has produced resource packs to support this year’s One World Week. They are available at http://www.oneworldweek.ie/resources

Specifically, because the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is 25 years old this year, NYCI has produced a resource to support knowledge and understanding on children’s and young people’s rights in Ireland and throughout the world. This resource pack is available via:

Top Tips:

NYCI have made some tips available for anyone thinking of doing a project or holding an event for One World Week in 2014. And they would like to hear from anyone who has anything to add to these so they can all be shared with others.

Webpage: http://www.oneworldweek.ie/top10tips

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December 2014

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