Artists, activists, refugees and community workers talk about different aspects of migration.
Signing In:'New Irish' Writers
Poets and editors from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, India and South Africa give us an in-depth look at diversity in Irish writing and publishing. Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe, Christie Kandiwa, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, Khanyo Dlamini and Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi read their poetry of love, migration, family - and share their own unique experiences of ‘home’. They reflect on the power of language to shape identity, and the connection between writing and social change.
They explain how we could be doing better in terms of diversity in the arts in Ireland - and what kind of organisations are currently helping to shift the conversation.
Skein Press co-editor, Grainne O’Toole, and poet Jessica Traynor also share their experience of collaboration: and why it’s vital to put more support in place for writers from under-represented communities.
CREDITS: Signing In: The ‘New Irish’ Writers, is produced by Bairbre Flood and funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland under the Sound & Vision Scheme.
Alternative Learning: The Cork Life Centre
Producer Bairbre Flood talks to students and teachers and examines what the education system can learn from the success of this iconic Cork school. Funded by the BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland).
Beyond Religion:Atheism in Ireland
Atheist Ireland (Dublin & Cork) members, parents bringing up their children outside religion; and an ex-Muslim, ex-Hindu, and ex-Catholic speak frankly about their experiences. Funded by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.
'We can't breathe here either' : Racism & Refugees
Mahdi wants to be a professional boxer when he grows up. Maisam is going to be an artist. Both of them are navigating the varied forms of racism & segregation refugees face.
Abdulwahab Tahhan: Journalist & Creator of New Refugee Podcast
We talk about his time as a fixer in Turkey, how journalists can improve their coverage of refugee stories and the importance of media collaboration with refugees. Also his work as a senior researcher with Airwars, the political situation in Syria, co-production on a Youtube series, 'Lost With No Direction', and how initiatives like the Refugee Journalism Project can really help. We also touch on the challenges of navigating different cultures, mental health, and his work as a stand-up comic with No Direction Home.
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Abdul: On Teaching & Refugee Solidarity
Abdul is a teacher and co-ordinator with the One Happy Family community centre on Lesvos, Greece - https://ohf-lesvos.org/ - which is planning to reopen soon. One Happy Family is one of many initiatives run together with refugees in the Moria and Kara Tepe camps. Others include Stand By Me Lesvos, and Wave of Hope for the Future (WHF) - https://www.facebook.com/WaveOfHopeForTheFuture/ - who just opened a new school in Moria.