Catch up on the #FirstWeds Spring Series 2022: 'Conflict & Migration Through the Lens of Solidarity'

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 10:00

Patrick Marren and Niamh Rooney each moderated the last two sessions in the #FirstWeds Spring 2022 series on May 4th and June 1st respectively. The final two sessions focused on ‘Solidarity in Crisis’ and the ‘Criminalisation of Humanitarians on the European Borders’.
Patrick was joined by Dr Maryna Shevtsova, Zoryana Pshyk  and Sally Hayden to discuss what expressions of support and solidarity from Ireland can look like, and to explore how we can we grow our understanding of the geopolitical context within which this calamitous war in Ukraine is unfolding as we extend this support and solidarity. You can watch back here if you missed the live event.
Niamh was joined by Aideen Elliott, Mariusz Koltun, and Caoimhe Butterly, all of whom are migrant solidarity responders whose humanitarian work on European borders is increasingly threatened by false accusations, arrests and criminal charges. Together they explored the distressing unlawful treatment of both migrants and humanitarians across the European Union, the tactics being used and the policies which supports and promotes such attitudes and behaviours. The video is available here if you missed the live event.