Among the events planned, dlr Libraries will host a film screening of ‘Under Surveillance’ by Tina Noonan and a panel discussion afterwards on the Direct Provision system in Ireland. ‘Under Surveillance’ is a 30-minute film, performed by 8 residents from the Wicklow Grand Hotel, Direct Provision Centre and actors Kevin Olohan and Steve Hartland. A short panel discussion will follow with the performers and the writer Tina Noonan, facilitated by author and writer, Siofra O’Donovan.
Tickets are still available with booking via Eventbrite at dlr Libraries / firstname.lastname@example.org.
dlr Libraries and the Social Inclusion Unit have also produced a YouTube video ‘Cooking from the Congo with Sephora’, a step by step guide to preparing 3 delicious dishes as an introduction to Congolese Cuisine presented by Sephora Kahongo.
Dublin South FM will celebrate Africa Day on Wednesday 25th of May with an Africa Day Special Show produced and presented by DJ Tobi – ‘Tha Radio Guy’ from 1.00p.m. – 3.00p.m.
Tobi regularly hosts an Afrobeats radio show on Dublin South FM and on Africa Day, this year, he will present a special celebration of African Music, Poetry & Culture with interviews and highlights of local and national Africa Day events and celebrations. Tune into 93.9FM!
An Africa Day Soccer Tournament & Family Sports Day will take place in Kilbogget Park, Cabinteely, D18 W2T3 on Saturday 28th of May from 11a.m – 4p.m and everyone is welcome to attend this free family day. The event is being organised by the dlr Integration Forum with the support of Cabinteely Football Club, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, An Garda Síochána & DLR Sports Partnership and it is hoped to become an annual event.
Six African and international nations will take part in the soccer tournament and will be presented with the inaugural dlr Africa Day Cup. Family sports and games as well as African drumming and dancing will take place.
All are welcome to take part in this fun family and community event.
The dlr Africa Day Ambassador, Ola Majekodunmi will host an Africa Day Discussion Panel with young African Irish talent from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown including Aisha Bolaji, Karen Miano, Mercy Munyai, Joseph Ajayi, Kasim Ali Ahmed and Olamide Ojegbenro. The live in-person event will take place on Monday 30th of May, at 6.30p.m in the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dún Laoghaire (IADT), Carriglea Building, Room C036.
It’s a free event and booking via Eventbrite at dlr Community / email@example.com.
Ola Majekodunmi was born in Lagos, Nigeria and lives in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. She is a broadcaster, freelance journalist, Gaeilgeoir, public speaker, creator, co-founder of Beyond Representation and Board of Directors member of Foras na Gaeilge, Dublin Film Festival and a member of Galway Film Centre’s National Talent Academy Steering Committee. A graduate of IADT, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are delighted that Ola is our Africa Day Ambassador for 2022.
Ola will also curate the dlr African Portraits Exhibition which will take place as part of the upcoming Festival of Inclusion in October 2022. The Social Inclusion Unit of dlr County Council is looking for people from African countries and/or of African Heritage living in dlr to take part in our African Portraits Exhibition – portraits will be taken by Peter Cavanagh Photography and to take part, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 01 205 4893
All Africa Day Events are free of charge to attend and further information and booking details are available from:
Siobhán Nic Gaoithín, Social Inclusion Officer & Age-Friendly Programme Manager, dlr County Council at email@example.com / 01 205 4893.
See full programme on dlr Events Pages here.
• dlr Africa Day Ambassador Ola Majekodunmi is available for interview on request
• Irish Aid has hosted Africa Day celebrations since 2006. Activities in 2020 and 2021 were held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
• Thirty local authorities will stage events and activities to mark Africa Day 2022. Funding for these events has been provided by the Department of Foreign Affairs.
• Events will take place nationwide from 21st – 30th May and these events will be listed on local authorities’ social media channels and websites, as well as on www.africaday.ie