#StopRacism campaign

On this weeks programme

#StopRacism, the most extensive campaign of its kind in Ireland and in Europe launched this week and it encourages people to report racism when they witness it.

The campaign is a joint initiative between the Immigrant Council of Ireland, the National Transport Authority and the nationwide public transport providers, and will see ads running across transport networks throughout Ireland this month. Dublin Bus, Iarnród Éireann, Bus Éireann, Transdev, Local Link bus services and regional taxi operators are all partners in the campaign.

Dil is joined by,

Brian Killoran, Chief Executive of the Immigrant Council of Ireland,

Anne Graham, Chief Executive of the National Transport Authority,

Sammy Akorede, a Luas driver with Transdev.

Women experience catcalling and casual sexism regularly. To quote feminist activist, Emily May, street harassment is a spectrum of violence, “When street harassment is OK, it makes groping OK. And when groping is OK, it makes assault OK. And when assault is OK, it makes murder OK. We need to stop this cycle where it starts.”

Tae Talk is a 1 Minute film about catcalling that was officially selected and screened at the 1 Minute Short Film Competition in July as part of The Galway Film Fleadh 2016. The role reversal style film takes an important look at how society feels about “acceptable” social and verbal abuse.

TAE TALK was written by one of the film’s stars Jenn McGuirk and co-produced alongside her co-star Sinead O’Riordan, (actress and artistic director of Orion Films). Rounding up the trio is well known acting legend Mary McEvoy who is barely recognisable as the brash and butch Linda. And Jenn McGuirk and Mary McEvoy join Dil.

 

Nurture Project International is a US-based, non-profit organisation that works to protect safe infant feeding among families impacted by crisis and disaster.

Brooke Bauer, Director of Nurture Project International joins Dil.