On 29th Nov 1956, around 60 years ago, Ireland signed the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. The convention, which has been signed by 145 countries, defined the term “refugee” as well as their rights and the obligations of nations to protect them.
There are currently 65 million displaced people across the globe, the highest ever number, and just a tiny proportion of those people will be coming to Ireland.
This workshop for community groups looks at immigration from an Irish prospective. It explores the way in which we classify people from other countries, and it seeks to challenge stereotypical beliefs.