Migrant Political Participation: Webinar with the Immigrant Council of Ireland

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Eventbrite - Thursday 1st October – 6.00pm – 7.00pm

As part of Dublin City Council Social Inclusion Week 2020 (28 September to 4 October), the Immigrant Council of Ireland is hosting a webinar on migrant political participation. The webinar will be chaired by Immigrant Council Integration Officer Kensika Monshengwo. Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Who can vote? – Citizens, residents living in Ireland, and what is the representation across the country?
  • Why should a person vote? – What are the benefits?
  • The current councillors and a simplified version of the Irish system at the local and national level.

Speakers will include:

  1. Cllr. Uruemu Adejinmi, Longford County Council: The experience of being a Political Representative in Local Government.
  2. Teresa Buczkowska, Immigrant Council Integration Manager: Her experience of the journey through the years of changes and what might be the vision for the future if there was more participation.
  3. Aalaa Elmusharaf: The experiences of being a first-time migrant voter and the challenges and benefits that brings.

Q&A – The speakers will answer questions fielded by attendees during the webinar.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is the leading human rights organisation in Ireland working to improve the rights and protections of migrants and their loved ones across the country. We provide free, confidential legal advice on matters of immigration and citizenship, advocate for immigration system reforms and promote diversity, and work to end racism and the practice of human trafficking in Ireland. Our vision is a diverse, inclusive Ireland free from prejudice where anyone, including people from a migrant background, can achieve their dreams.

Network Event – https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/migrant-political-participation-dublin-city-council-social-inclusion-week-registration-122089231177