WHERE: Liberty Hall, Dublin
WHEN: Saturday 5th October, Day Conference 11am -5.30pm; MASI Party 7.30pm -10.30pm
TICKETS: Day Conference – 10 euro; MASI Party – 10 euro; Conference & Party – 15 euro
**Suggested donation toward transport/ticket costs for people in Direct Provision** – If you can afford it, for 20 euro, you can cover the cost of travel and/or ticket for someone in Direct Provision. We appreciate ALL your support, and no donation is small to us**
MASI is a grassroots organisation based in Ireland. We are people who are or have been in the asylum and direct provision system in Ireland, working and advocating together for justice, freedom and dignity for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants. Our focus is on the Right to Education and the Right to Work for all people seeking asylum, on the complete abolition of direct provision and an end to deportations.
MASI first came together in 2014 during protests by residents in Direct Provision hostels across the country. This autumn on October 5th, we are holding our first ever conference marking five years of MASI. Our theme is: ‘Towards A More Humane Asylum Process’. This conference will bring together people in the asylum system from all over the country who will speak about the past and present of the Direct Provision, asylum and deportation machine and point the way forward to the end of Direct Provision and a more humane asylum system. Speakers will all be people who have been or are currently in the asylum and Direct Provision system.
It is also important to have fun together, so we will follow the day with an evening party of brilliant music, song, fashion, dance and more, celebrating five years of MASI in the struggle to end Direct Provision and achieve justice, freedom and dignity for all people seeking asylum. Our very special guest performers and artists to be announced – watch this space!