Global day of solidarity with refugees on Saturday

Events are part of a day of solidarity with refugees organised by the Irish Refugee Council

Global day of solidarity with refugees on Saturday

A vigil and a drama workshop will be held on Saturday, as part of events to be held around the world to mark the global day of solidarity with refugees.

There will be a vigil at 1pm in Letterkenny’s Market Square. At 2pm, in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, Bread and Roses Theatre and the Art of Resistance collective are hosting an intergenerational drama workshop about the dilemmas facing asylum seekers and refugees, and the countries that may offer them sanctuary.

The events are part of a day of solidarity with refugees organised by the Irish Refugee Council.

The drama workshop, called, “What would you do?” is free and children and their parents, and unaccompanied adults are welcome. Minimum age for participation is 10, and children must be accompanied by a parent or adult carer.

The workshop is facilitated by Kathleen McCreery of Bread and Roses Theatre and Art of Resistance Collective, with the assistance of Caroline Kuyper, Joseph Gallagher, Natalia Colmenarejo, Ciara O’Reilly, Anne Gallagher and Rik Walton.

No previous drama experience is required.

Caroline said, “The people of the world are saying it’s just not good enough the way the governments are acting.”

The drama workshop, originally devised by Kathleen in conjunction with her play, “Flight Paths”, was commissioned by Sunderland Education and toured schools and community venues for two years in the north east of England, reaching an estimated 10,000 people.

The drama workshop is expected to finish at 3.30pm.