AkiDwA celebrates 15 years on 29th September!

Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration – David Stanton TD makes Keynote speech at AkiDwA conference.

David Stanton TD was appointed Minister of State for Justice at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration on Thursday, 19th of May 2016. David was first elected to Dáil Éireann representing Cork East in 1997 and has been returned at each subsequent election.  In the previous Oireachtas, David was Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality.  He was also the Chairperson of the Working Group of Committee Chairs.

Brendan Carr  the Mayor of Dublin addresses the afternoon session.
He was first elected to the City Council on 18 June 1999 where he served until 2009. During this period, he was the first Councilor to be elected as Deputy Lord Mayor as served in that position for one year from 1st July 2002. He was re-elected to the City Council to represent the Cabra/Finglas Ward of the North West Electoral Area in the Local Elections in June 2014.

Brid Smith will be speaking
Bríd Smith is an Irish People Before Profit Alliance political activist, and TD for Dublin South-Central. Before this she sat as a Ballyfermot–Drimnagh representative on Dublin City Council, and was a candidate for the European Parliament.  Smith regularly participates in campaigns and protests. In 2001 she was an ATGWU shop steward and Secretary of the Campaign Against Partnership Deals. She was a spokesperson for the Anti-Bin Tax Campaign.[4]She has addressed the crowd at demonstrations, such as the visit to Dublin by former British prime minister Tony Blair and the 2004 protests against the Iraq War.

The conference is open to all but pre-registration is necessary at info@akidwa.ie or telephone Amaka Okonkwo at 018349851

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