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Mind the Brexit Gap conference

Mind the Brexit Gap conference

Mind the Brexit Gap, a conference celebrating diversity and inclusion on the border, takes place on Saturday, 1 June 2019 from 2pm to 6.30pm in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan

Published on: 31 May 2019

P R O G R A M M E  

 

2:00       Registration/Coffee & Tea

With Modern Harana/Kundiman/Serenade by Ireland’s Got Talent 2019 Semi-Finalist Rodelle Borja from Dublin & Whistling Song by Neeraj Shanmugha

 

2:20       Start of Programme

 

  • Philippine National Anthem “Lupang Hinirang” by Rodelle Borja, 2019 Ireland’s Got Talent Filipino Semi-Finalist
  • Irish National Anthem by Polish Student Malwina Łukaszewicz
  • Introduction by Vanda Brady, Filipino Association of Cavan
  • Message by Non-Resident Philippine Ambassador to Ireland H. E. Antonio Manuel R. Lagdameo/ Philippine Labour Attaché Assistant Secretary Amuerfina R. Reyes, Philippine Embassy UK (TBC)
  • Message by Raymond Garrett, Philippine Honorary Consul to Ireland
  • Welcome Address by Anastasia Crickley - Community Worker, Academic and Lifelong Human Rights and Anti-Racism Campaigner & Former Elected Member and Chairperson of the UN Treaty Body on Racism (Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - CERD), with connections to the Philippines through late husband and former Columban Priest John O’Connell who went to Gingoog city in the island of Mindanao to share responsibility for 38 chapels and 50,000 Catholics with two other Columban priests.

 

3:00        Brexit and My Hope for the Future (3-min each)

 

  • Victor Cosingan (Dublin) - Mission Head, Couples for Christ Ireland
  • Stanley Nwaneri (Cavan) - Migrant Rights Centre Ireland & Cavan Cross Cultural Community (4C)
  • Valentina Kackiuka (Cavan)  - Latvian Migrant, Sheelin Mushrooms Picker/Packer
  • Agnieszka Adamsa (Cavan), Polish School Principal
  • May Mohamed Elhassalm (Cavan), Sudanese Migrant & Artist
  • Thomas Maughan – Traveller & Irish Travellers Movement Advocate
  • Lori Gatsi-Barnet (Belfast) – Zimbabwean Global Citizen & Entrepreneur

 

SONG NUMBER: Ako Ay Pilipino (I am Filipino) - by 2019 Ireland’s Got Talent Filipino Semi-Finalist Rodelle Borja

 

3:30       PANEL DISCUSSION 1:  Mind the Brexit Gap: Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion in the Border

 

Panel Chair:  Maria Jordan-O’Reilly

 

Panelists (8-10 Minute Talk per Panelist)

 

  • Sinead Dooley (Ireland - Offaly), Deputey CEO of Irish Rural Link
  • Bronagh Hinds (Northern Ireland), UN Expert on Women’s Engagement in Peace Processes & Previous Participant of the Good Friday Agreement
  • Bridget Boyle (Ireland - Cavan), Bailieborough-Cootehill Local Representative and Irish Wheelchair Society Member & Former Staff
  • Daniel Downey (Ireland - Cavan), Cavan Public Participation Resource Worker
  • Anastasia Crickley (Ireland) - Community Worker, Academic and Lifelong Human Rights and Anti-Racism Campaigner

 

Q & A with Audience

 

4:40 Coffee/Tea & Cake - Latvian Dance Number & Dance Number by Neeraj Shanmugha

 

5:00        PANEL DISCUSSION 2:  Mind the Brexit Gap: Celebrating Diversity & Inclusion in the Border

 

Panel Chair:  Maria Jordan-O’Reilly

 

Panelists (8-10 Minute Talk per Panelist)

 

  • Frances Shiels (Northern Ireland) - Advocate of Transgender & Intersex Individuals 
  • Ping Cao (Ireland – Louth) – Chinese Migrant & Lecturer/Researcher at Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Kevin Meehan (Ireland - Louth) – Project Co-ordinator for Muirhevnamor Peace Project & Former Councillor of Louth County Council
  • Uruemu Adejinmi (Ireland - Longford) Longford Local Representative and Social Inclusion Advocate

 

Q & A with Audience

 

SONG NUMBER: Bayan Ko (My Country) - by Rodelle Borja, 2019 Ireland’s Got Talent Filipino Semi-Finalist

 

6:00-6:30 – Networking

       Modern Harana/Kundiman/Serenade by Rodelle Borja

 

Closing:  Vanda Brady, Filipino Association of Cavan