By Cian Pierce
This February 10th-15th marks the second annual celebration of #DouglassWeek! Frederick Douglass moved his family to Washington, D.C. from Rochester, N.Y. in 1872. 150 years later, #DouglassWeek will remember and celebrate the importance of the Douglass family. Douglass week is a collaborative event series that celebrates the arrival of Frederick Douglass in different countries around the world. The week is marked by a variety of performative events, creative installations, and critical discussions, offering a collection of responses to address the footprint of Douglass in each country.
For more information on Douglas Week, please visit https://www.douglassincork.com/
Many activities and projects for Douglass Week in Cork are being organised by the Cork Migrant Centre. Located at Nano Nagle Place (off Barrack St.) the Cork Migrant Centre is a local Charity in Cork that was established to provide free, confidential and current information on access to services and immigration issues. The Centre is committed to advocating on behalf of migrant children, families, and communities, and to ensure they have access to the services and supports they need to alleviate the day-to-day challenges and provide them the best possible opportunities to empower them individually and collectively.
For more information on the Cork Migrant Centre, please visit https://corkmigrantcentre.ie/