Briana Fitzsimons grew up in Yonkers, NY, USA and has lived in Ireland since 2017. She has been a secondary school teacher for 12 years and holds degrees in English, Creative Writing, and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Briana joined the Black and Irish team in 2021 and has been working to make schools across the country more inclusive for all students ever since. One of her main goals is to empower teachers and young people with the tools they need to make sure that everyone is seen and heard and feels a sense of belonging in all educational spaces in Ireland. She lives in Co. Kildare with her partner and two children and is proud to call Ireland home.
Our talk will be called The Black and Irish Experience.
Description: Join members of the Black and Irish team as they discuss the work they are doing around raising awareness of the black and mixed race experience and how they are working to bring their community together. They will discuss their work in the areas of Advocacy, Community and Education and their hopes and dreams for the future of Ireland.