Drogheda based Non-Governmental-Organisation, Development Perspectives, is running a workshop to explore the topic of discrimination and stereotyping on the 20th June at 6pm.
The workshop happening in Barlow House, Narrow West Street will invite members of the public to debate and deconstruct the stereotypes we often encounter in the media and in our own minds.
There will be the opportunity to discuss local issues such as integration, culture and direct provision, where asylum seekers are held while their claims for refugee status are being processed, the nearest centre for which is on our doorsteps in Mosney.
This event is being held in conjunction with the Global Learning Education Network for Young Europeans (GLEN), the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) and 80:20 and is part of the GELP project.
“I think we are all guilty of believing stereotypes without even being aware of it. And with a little exploring we realise that the world is very complex and people don’t necessarily fit into these brackets we’ve set.” - Paul Crewe, Dowdallshill, Project worker with Development Perspectives.
“To discriminate against another gives the world an insight into who you are, not who they are.” - Margaret Downey, Mosney Road, Julianstown, co-founder of Development Perspectives.