The theme of this years summer school is “50 Years On – The Civil Rights Challenges in Ireland Today – Tackling Poverty, Sectarianism, Racism and Inequality”.
Here is the agenda
10am Welcome by Chair Professor Paul Arthur
10.30am Tribute to Dr Conn and Patricia McCluskey by civil rights activist Michael McLoughlin
Reflections on civil rights and honouring the role of Con and Patricia McCluskey and the Campaign for Social justice
11am Keynote address by Les Allamby Chair of Human Rights Commission
Theme: “The Problem of Racism and Sectarianism on the Island”
11.40am Panel Discussion: Asylum Speaker, migrant worker testimonials
Denise Wright South Belfast Roundtable, Dympna McGlade, Stephen Smith Craigavon Intercultural Programme (tbc)
2.00pm Equality in Ireland Today
Rainbow John O’Doherty and Dr Grainne Healy Together for Marriage Equality, Amnesty International and Together for Yes Campaign (tbc)
3.00pm Political Panel – “How do we Tackle Poverty, Sectarianism, Racism and Inequality Today?
Dolores Kelly MLA, Cllr Chris McGimpsey, SF and WP
Organised by the 1968 Civil Rights Commemoration Committee. Media Partner: Slugger O’Toole.
DATE AND TIME
Sat 18 August 2018, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
The Junction, 12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, BT70 1BS
Tickets are free and you can book here…
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