Racial Justice Convening
Bringing together activists, experts, campaigners and social justice champions to discuss key issues around racial justice in Ireland and develop recommendations to achieve effective progress and positive societal change.
The Racial Justice Convening 2021 will bring together activists, experts, campaigners and members of civil society to discuss key issues related to racial justice in Ireland.
Participants will discuss anti-racism in Ireland against the backdrop of the growing public awareness about racial justice, as well as the State's efforts to improve hate crime legislation and update the National Action Plan Against Racism.
In addition, participants will discuss the future of racial justice in Ireland and ways to achieve progress and change.
The findings of this convening will support the decision-making process of philanthropists who wish to support work in this field.
How it will work?
The convening will take place online Wednesday, 1 December 11.00am to 3:30pm. Ten participants will be selected to participate in the convening through this open call.
The convening will open with a panel discussion bringing in Irish and international experts in racial justice. The intention for the panel is to open up the convening with key messages and observations about the current trends in the area of racial justice, and to set the tone for the follow-up thematic discussion.
The panel discussion will be followed by three thematic sessions. During those three sessions participants will be divided into smaller groups in breakout rooms to allow for a more in-depth conversation.
The topics of the three thematic sessions will be as follows:
- Anti-racism and Racial Justice in Ireland – lessons from the experiences to date
- Victims' support
- Racial justice leadership: Looking into the future
Who can apply?
- Activists, experts, campaigners and members of civil society groups interested in discussing key issues related to racial justice in Ireland.
- Experts and activists representing ethnic minority groups directly affected by racism.
Participants may be eligible for a €100 participation grant if they are not currently employed full time. More information will be made available for successful applicants of the convening.
How participants will be selected?
The participants will be selected based on the relevance of their work in the area, and/or professional and personal experience with the issue.
How to apply?
Applications are now closed. Please check back for future initiatives.