The online meeting will be available on both FaceBook and YouTube
People Before Profit
Online Public Meeting
Black Lives Matter:
Racism in US and Ireland
Irina-Maria Chayene, Blanchardstown BLM
John Uwhumiakpor, Balbriggan People Before Profit representative
Brian Kelly, Queen’s University historian of US racism
Thursday 11th June 7.30
Tens of thousands have protested against the public murder of George Floyd and there getting some results. There is talk of ‘defunding’ the Minneapolis police and curfews are being lifted.
But lots more need to be done to uproot racism from US society. Part of that will include come to terms with a legacy of slavery.
The protests have also raised questions about the level of racism in Irish society. The state allowed Covid-19 to spread in Direct Provision centres, without giving residents proper facilities for social distancing.
At this meeting members of People Before Profit will discuss their experience of racism in Ireland and why racism exists in both the US and Ireland.