Irish Global Solidarity in 100 Objects offers a brief and selective introduction to the many campaigns, activities and organisations in Ireland which have focused on justice and human rights issues in many parts of the world over many decades.
The exhibition includes items borrowed from individuals and groups from all over the country, and highlights the role of those objects in education, protest and campaigning. The exhibition shows how objects, images, cartoons, graphics and posters are used to influence public opinion, government and international bodies to shed light on important, challenging and frequently controversial and contested issues.
From the anti-Apartheid movement to recent environmental campaigns, the exhibition explores the idea of ‘activism’ or being an active citizen. It also explores how individual and/or collective action or protest can and have brought about significant change.
Taken together the 100 objects represent powerful symbols for human rights, environmental and social justice for change and for what has been achieved so far by engaged activists from Ireland.