Love Not Hate

Dialogue & Diversity has formally joined coalition of organisations calling on Government to introduce hate crime legislation in Ireland.

Do you know that Ireland is the only country in EU that doesn’t  have hate crime legislation? It is time to change it!

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We want to help break the silence on hate crime, encourage people to report racism and other hate attacks and to find effective ways to address it. This legislation can help to achieve that.

You can sign a petition to the Minister of Justice and Equality under below link

https://my.uplift.ie/petitions/love-not-hate-unite-to-legislate-against-hate-crime

Love Not Hate

Road to Equality in Cork

Until 8th of August you can view the Road to Equality exhibition in Cork City Libraries (57-61 Grand Parade, Cork)

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The exhibition remembers and celebrates the 40 years of LGBT activism in Ireland. It pays tribute to many brave lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who fought for they rights, in the times when it was extremely courageous to do so. The transformation in attitudes to gay and lesbian people is one of the most radical changes in Irish society of the past few decades. This change would never have happened without the bravery and dedication of LGBT activists through the years. They hard work and dedication lead us to historic moment, when in May 2015 the people of Ireland voted ‘Yes’ in the marriage referendum and Ireland became the first country in the world to introduce marriage equality by public vote.

The Road to Equality is organised by Dialogue & Diversity and National LGBT Federation and showcases material from the Irish Queer Archives combined with the archives of many LGBT groups.

Road to Equality in Cork

Road to Equality in Bank of Ireland

On the 20th of June, Mr. Max Krzyzanowski, the Grand Marshal of Dublin Pride 2016, formally opened the Road to Equality exhibition in the Bank of Ireland College Green Branch. It will be on displayed in the branch until 24th of June.

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On picture Piotr Gawlik, the Chairperson of Dialogue & Diversity and Max Krzyzanowski, the Grand Marshal of Dublin Pride 2016

The exhibition remembers and celebrates the 40 years of LGBT activism in Ireland. It pays tribute to many brave lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who fought for they rights, in the times when it was extremely courageous to do so. The transformation in attitudes to gay and lesbian people is one of the most radical changes in Irish society of the past few decades. This change would never have happened without the bravery and dedication of LGBT activists through the years. They hard work and dedication lead us to historic moment, when in May 2015 the people of Ireland voted ‘Yes’ in the marriage referendum and Ireland became the first country in the world to introduce marriage equality by public vote.

The Road to Equality is organised by Dialogue & Diversity and National LGBT Federation and showcases material from the Irish Queer Archives combined with the archives of many LGBT groups.

The exhibition was originally launched on the first anniversary of marriage referendum by the Deputy Lord Mayor, Cllr Daithí Doolan in the Dublin City Council, and for the Pride Week can be viewed it in the College Green.

Road to Equality in Bank of Ireland

Diversity Picnic 2016

As part of ‪#‎Belonging16 Community Parties, Dialogue & Diversity hosted Diversity Picnic in the Phoenix Park on the 18th June.
This event was possible thanks to the support of The Community Foundation for Ireland.

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Modern Dublin is such a diverse and multicultural place, still very often we even do not know our neighbours. We hosted Diversity Picnic to give an opportunity to representatives of various migrants groups to meet, find out what do we do and share common experience of living in Ireland.

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Orlando shooting

The Chairperson of Dialogue & Diversity offered his condolence to the U.S. Ambassador to Ireland on the terrorist attack in Orlando.

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H.E. Mr. Kevin F. O’Malley

U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

On behalf of Dialogue & Diversity I would like to offer my condolence on tragic shooting in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

We are completely shocked and devastated by this terrible act of terror against innocent people. What supposed to be a fun night turned in to worst nightmare. We are heartbroken by this senseless attack, which was the worst mass shooting in United State history but also the biggest homophobic attack in history.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

Kind regards,

Piotr Gawlik

Chairperson of Dialogue & Diversity

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Diversity Picnic

Please join us for our Diversity Picnic on Saturday, 18th of June at 1pm

The People’s Flower Garden (Phoenix Park).

Modern Dublin is such a diverse and multicultural place, still very often we even do not know our neighbours. Join us and celebrate diversity with us. Meet representatives of various migrants groups, find out what do we do and share your experience of living in Ireland.

Light refreshments and soft drinks will be provided.

All are welcome!

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This invent is possible thanks to the support of Community Foundation Ireland.

The People’s Flower Garden is located on the right of the Parkgate Street entrance to the Phoenix Park, just opposite the Wellington Monument.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/271463516575511/

Diversity Picnic

Diversity and Multiculturalism

On the 7th of June 2016, Piotr Gawlik, the Chairperson of Dialogue & Diversity attended a Garden Party, organised by President Michael D. Higgins in Áras an Uachtaráin. The party focused on the theme of Diversity and Multiculturalism.

During the speech President highlighted importance of diversity – “Diffrence is a resource. Difference is richness. That is the Ireland that is unfolding before us and I welcome it.”

Mr Higgins also apologised to those who experienced intolerance. “If you have experienced prejudice, stereotyping or any artificial barriers, most usually based on ignorance I offer you, as President of Ireland, my apology for that, my understanding and solidarity with you in undoing it and it is my hope that you will build bridges over such difficulties.”

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On photography Piotr Gawlik with the First Lady Sabina Higgins and representatives of other migrants’ organisations.

Each year, the President and Sabina Higgins host a series of Garden Parties, to celebrate the work of people and organisations active on the themes of citizenship and community that are central to the Presidency of Michael D. Higgins.

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