Direct Provision Awareness Webinar with UCDVO Student Society
UCDVO Student Society are hosting a direct provision awareness week from the 9th-13th of November. To kick off the campaign, we will be hosting a webinar to raise awareness of these issues on Monday the 9th at 6:30pm.
In attendance will be a fantastic guest panel, consisting of Louisa-May Hanrahan, Alicia Raye and Dr. Liam Thornton. Each of our speakers have vast experience in Direct Provision, from academia to first-hand experience.
Louisa-May Hanrahan founded the Instagram campaign @letshelpdirectprovision and @dpdropsireland. Her organization has distributed over 120k worth of donations to Direct Provision centres over the past 5 months. @letshelpdirectprovision focuses on telling stories of people within direct provision and ways we can help asylum seekers in Ireland.
Alicia Raye is a budding musician who has spent time in the direct provision centres. She will be discussing her own personal experience of living in one of the centres.
Finally, Dr. Liam Thornton is an associate professor in the UCD School of Law. He teaches a range of undergraduate and graduate modules, broadly encompassing refugee and migration law, welfare and housing law, legal systems, and human rights. He has a strong interest in social justice and law, and primarily researches these areas.
* Asylum and refugee law
* Socio-economic rights law
* European Convention on Human Rights Law
* Rights of the child; and,
* Legal systems.
Among a wealth of further academic and work experience, he is currently serving on the board of directors Nasc, the Migrant & Refugee Rights Centre.
In this discussion, we will be covering topics from where direct provision originated, to everyday life in a centre, to the legal future of direct provision in the wake of the Day Report.
This event will be hosted on zoom and all you have to do is click the link to join below.