St. Mary’s University College, Falls Road
22nd March: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States following on the heels of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union by referendum appeared to reflect an increasing popular disillusionment with traditional political parties and systems.
Both of these political earthquakes appeared to reflect a common desire to retreat from the wider world, particularly the global South, which was closely identified in the US and UK with internal problems through inward migration, conflict, terrorism and radicalisation. This event will consider the role that global education can play in strengthening public awareness of social justice and equality issues in local and global contexts that impact on our lives. It will argue that the toxic combination of popular nationalism, increasing levels of racist hate crime, and recession demands grassroots, coalface global education.