Tackling racism is the focus of a symposium in Sligo today

Tackling racism is one of the key challenges in all societies around the world.

That will be one of a number of issues to be discussed at an intercultural symposium in Sligo today.

The symposium called “Advancing the Conversation on Racism in Ireland” takes place this morning from 9:30am in the Glasshouse hotel.

A number of speakers including Rory O’Neill from the Irish Refugee Council will speak at the event.

Cathy Kilcoyne an intercultural Development Worker Sligo Family Resource Centre says that in today’s world understanding racism is important: