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Invites you a a non fee paying conference looking at the "Impacts and Challenges of the Economic Downturn on Migrant Workers" on Friday 23 October 2009 in Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh

Conference Aims: To examine the effects of the economic downturn on migrant workers across Ireland and to prepare to report based on COnference findings, which will be helpful to those practitioners involved in this sector,


9am     Registration
9.30am     Tea/Coffee
9.30 - 9.35am     Opening Address
9.35 - 10am     Keynote Speaker - Jerome Mullen, Honarary Polish Consul NI
10am - 10.20am     Speaker - Anna Lo MBA, MLA
10.20 - 10.40am     Speaker - Michael Doherty, Director of Peace and Reconcilliation Group Londonderry
10.40 - 11am     Questions & Answers to the Speaker Panel
11am     Tea/Coffee Break/ Networking Event
11.30 - 12.15pm
       -  4 panel led Discussion Groups running simultaneously 
       -  Speaker Panel

Christine Rodgers, Senior Good Relations Officer, Omagh District Council
Is enough being done to promote good community relations and a sustainable integrated society?

Kasia Wojtach, Immigration Integration Officer, Innishowen Developement Partnership
What effect is the economic downturn having on immigration across Ireland?

Elly Omondi Odhiambo, Independent Research/Freelancer Journalist
Is media narrative leading to misconceptions about migrant workers?

Melanie Hicks, Minority Liaison Officer, Police Service for Northern Ireland
Is Northern Ireland in danger of becoming xenophobic as the recession continues and what measures are in place to prevent this?

1pm - 2pm        Lunch
2pm - 3.30pm   Seminars run simultaneously
3.30 - 3.45pm   Evaluation/ Close

Participants will have the opportunity to attend all workshops

Places are limited so early booking is essential

Register by calling Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group
on 028 8224 9750





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