Podcast: Athlone Today special on racism and discrimination

Discrimination, racism in schools, teens & cyberspace safety, equality & education, all on Athlone Today in the wake of the local schools’ allegations of racism and subsequent petition calling for the expulsion of students.

00:03:00 Valerie O e. Oyiki – former Our Lady’s Bower student who created the petition
00:21:30 Dara Olaniyan Collins – reported video where local girls are using racist language
00:29:30 Natasha Maimba – Youth UN Ambassador and former student of Our Lady’s Bower
00:42:30 Eric Ehigie – equality officer for the Irish Second Level Student Union, ISSU
00:56:30 Simmy Ndlovu – originally from Zimbabwe whose two girls are 1 former 1 present student in Athlone school
01:06:00 Vox pop with student
01:08:00 School statements
01:12:00 Vox pop with student
01:16:00 Paloma Viejo Otero – National Anti Bullying Centre (ABC) on Hate Speech and Racism
01:38:00 Alex Cooney – Co-founder of Cybersafeireland on usage of social media & how minors are protected by Irish Law