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THEATRE: Pure Mental by Keith Walsh
Saturday 14th January, 2023 - 20:00
One event on Saturday 14th January, 2023 at 20:00
Currently, Zoryana works with College Connect as a Community Connector, based at Maynooth University, with this role embedded in the Access Programme. She also lectures Philosophy of Adult Education with the Department of Adult and Community Education, MU.Prior to joining the College Connect team, Zoryana gained extensive experience as an adult and community educator and facilitator, working as a Community Education Outreach worker (KWETB), and having freelanced with Leargas National Agency and Partners Training for Transformation. In her role as a Community Connector, Zoryana supports groups who ordinarily do not go to college such as people with convictions, homeless, asylum seekers and refugees, people with disabilities, lone parents, mature students, and so forth.
Zoryana spent six years living in the Direct Provision System (DPS). This experience shaped her into the person she is today. It prompted her to go back to university as a mature student, to make meaning of her experience with the help of education. Having to unlearn institutionalisation after the DPS, Zoryana became interested in trauma and its affects, and has been up-taking a number of courses with Thomas Hübl.
Zoryana truly believes that education changes people’s lives and that people make the world a better place for everyone. Zoryana is passionate about social justice, diversity and inclusion, and writes on topics of adult education, Freirean philosophy, voice and experiences of asylum seekers and refugees.