Three events on Wednesday 17th July that our members and supporters might be interested in.
In our own offices, MASI – Movement of Asylum Seekers Ireland are hosting an open conference planning meeting. MASI are having its first conference in Liberty Hall on Saturday 5th October “marking five years since we first came together in solidarity and resistance against the inhumanity of direct provision and deportation.”
From MASI _ “This conference will centre the perspectives and analysis of people who have been in the asylum system and asylum activists’ accounts and reflections. Our focus and goal is to remember but also to look forward and organise together toward the end of Direct Provision and the deportation regime and toward a more humane asylum system. After the day conference, we will have a great night of food, music and performance.
If you’d like to help bring it all of this together, join us on Wednesday 17th next week in Comhlámh. Help with media and social media, promotion, ticket sales, fundraising, organising transport from DP centres, organising accommodation for people who need it, and much more needed!”
If you’d like to lend a hand with organising MASI’s first conference, join them for their planning meeting at 6 pm in Comhlámh!
Afri: Action from Ireland are hosting a public meeting with Veterans for Peace Members Ken Mayers and Tarak Kauff who are both awaiting trial in Ireland for exposing U.S. war crimes and the violation of Irish neutrality at Shannon Airport.
Ken Mayers was born in New York City and grew up on Long Island prior to attending Princeton University. Upon graduation in 1958 he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corp, eventually rising to the rank of major. He resigned his commission in disgust with American foreign policy at the end of 1966 and returned to the University of California at Berkeley where he earned a Ph.D. in political science. He has been a peace and justice activist ever since. He has served six years on the Veterans For Peace Board of Directors, five of them as national treasurer.
Tarak Kauff is a former U..S. Army paratrooper who served from 1959 – 1962. He is a member of Veterans For Peace, the managing editor of Peace in Our Times, VFP’s quarterly newspaper, and was a member of the VFP National Board of Directors for six years. He has organized and led delegations of veterans to Okinawa; Jeju Island, South Korea; Palestine; Okinawa; Ferguson, Missouri; Standing Rock, and Ireland
Donations welcome to support Ken and Tarak as they await trial. At 7:30pm in the Teachers Club
SIPTU and the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland are co-hosting a discussion on ‘ How Trade Unions and communities can organise together for migrant workers rights and racial justice’
Both organisations have assembled a panel details of which you can see below. Starting at 6 pm in Liberty Hall