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EDUCATION

Start a Revolution! Secondary School Workshop

DATE: 13th October 2022
TIME: All Day
WHERE: EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
COST: €14 per student
Secondary Classes. Bookings via groups@epicchq.com.

What does equality mean to you? How far has Ireland come, and where has it yet to go?

For Black History month, explore these themes and the story of cross-migration and influence between Ireland and the Black Atlantic by visiting our exhibition Revolutionary Routes with our education team. Developed in collaboration with the African American Irish Diaspora Network, a group devoted to recognising the multifaceted identities and legacies that are rooted in this shared history, be introduced to figures such as Ira Aldridge, the most famous African American actor of the 19th century, who performed across Ireland in the early 1800s.

Once you and your class have taken part in an interactive set of challenges and trivia, you’ll create your own zine together, celebrating your school and figures that inspire you from the exhibition and Ireland of the past and present.

Exploring themes such as equality, revolution, solidarity, ally-ship, anti-racism, minority experiences and emigration, this event will get the whole class talking about what positive impact and change means to them.

Individual classes can book a session throughout the day, each workshop takes one hour.

Bookings available by contacting groups@epicchq.com.