Packed House for ‘Right to have Rights’ Event
October 16 2017

Packed House for ‘Right to have Rights’ Event

There was a packed house for ‘The Right to Have Rights’ for immigrants in Ireland lecture held at NUI Galway on Saturday 14 October.

There was a packed house for ‘The Right to Have Rights’ for immigrants in Ireland lecture held at NUI Galway on Saturday 14 October.

Packed house at the 2017 Annual Seamus Deane Honorary Field Day Lecture on ‘The Right to Have Rights’ for immigrants in Ireland at NUI Galway on Saturday 14 October. 

The 2017 Annual Seamus Deane Honorary Field Day Lecture was presented in association with Galway International Arts Festival's First Thought Talks discussion platform and NUI Galway.

The lecture was delivered by Dr Bryan McMahon, lead author of the McMahon Report on Direct Provision, with the actor Stephen Rea introducing the event and offering a reflection on Hannah Arendt’s concept of “the right to have rights.”

The actor Stephen Rea speaking at the 2017 Annual Seamus Deane Honorary Field Day Lecture on ‘The Right to Have Rights’ for immigrants in Ireland at NUI Galway on Saturday 14 October. 

Paddy Glackin performed new music by the celebrated composer Neil Martin and Jessica Traynor read from her poetry, responding to the iniquities suffered by the vulnerable in Ireland.

Paddy Glackin performing new music by the celebrated composer Neil Martin at the 2017 Annual Seamus Deane Honorary Field Day Lecture on ‘The Right to Have Rights’ for immigrants in Ireland held at NUI Galway on Saturday 14 October. 

The lecture was complemented by a dialogue with local activist Blessing Siphathisiwe Moyo and closed with a Q&A between the speakers and the floor.

Blessing Siphathisiwe Moyo speaking at the 2017 Annual Seamus Deane Honorary Field Day Lecture ‘The Right to Have Rights’ for immigrants in Ireland at NUI Galway on Saturday 14 October. 

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