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Depicting Diversity: Black Lives Matter

6th Oct 2020
to 18th Dec 2020

Age Range

Difference is the essence of humanity. Difference is an accident of birth and it should therefore never be the source of hatred or conflict. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace: respect for diversity. – John Hume (Nobel Lecture, Oslo, 10 Dec. 1998)

This project is aimed at Primary School 4th-6th classes in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The children take part in workshops and an art exhibition. This project arose out of the Black Lives Matter movement with dlr Libraries working in close partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland with additional resources from Children’s Books Ireland.

The initiative was conceived and co-ordinated by artist Mags Harnett and the final artwork from the workshops will be a playful exhibition (onsite and online) that will celebrate diversity. It is also linked with the Primary School Curriculum and explores the SPHE strand on self-identity and relationships with others. Each participating school receives a pack which includes books and art materials from dlr Libraries and resources from the National Gallery of Ireland and Children’s Books Ireland.

Schools are selected on a first come, first served basis, 1 class per school. The workshops (in 2 parts per class) take place between November to mid-December.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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