Madge Davison Lecture – ‘Inequality and Unfairness in 2018: What Would Madge Have Said? – Tue 25 September 2018, 7pm

Speaker: Professor Brice Dickson

Location: The Moot Court Room (Level 2, room 006), School of Law, Main Site Tower, Queen’s University Belfast

Chair: Ann Hope

50 years after the civil rights marches, Brice Dickson will give the Madge Davison Lecture which will highlight Madge’s role in civil rights and cover issues close to Madge’s heart, including discrimination, poverty, sectarianism, racism and domestic violence.

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Inez McCormack Civil Rights Women’s Conference – Saturday 8 September 2018

PRONI, Titanic Quarter, Belfast

Celebrating the life of Inez McCormack and women who led civil rights and who campaign for human rights and equality today.

Speakers include: Baronness May Blood, Susan McKay, Patricia McKeown, Lily Kerr, Brid Rodgers, Lynda Walker, Kellie Turtle and Vinnie McCormack

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Civil Rights Leader Bernadette McAliskey to Speak at The McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School

The 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Commemoration Committee invite you to the McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School on Saturday 18 August 2018 in the Junction,12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT70 1BS

This event honours the role of Dr Conn and Patricia McCluskey in the Campaign for Social Justice.

The theme is  “50 Years On – The Civil Rights Challenges in Ireland Today – Tackling Poverty, Sectarianism, Racism and Inequality”

Speakers include Bernadette McAliskey, Les Allamby, NI Human Rights Commission, Bronagh Hinds, Dympna McGlade, Michael McLoughlin, Denise Wright, South Belfast Roundtable, John O’Doherty, Rainbow Project and Dr Grainne Healy Together for Marriage Equality and political representatives.

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Get your free tickets for Civil Rights Missed Opportunity Event as part of Feile Festival Fri, August 3, 2018


  • Brid Rodgers, Civil Rights Activist and former Deputy Leader SDLP
  • Declan Kearney MLA, Sinn Féin National Chairperson
  • Nelson McCausland former DUP MLA
  • John Lowry Workers Party

For further information contact Cllr Tim Attwood Secretary 07802279939 or

Organised by The 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Commemoration Committee and Slugger O’Toole.

Event is free but to help us plan numbers please do book your tickets here…

Get your free tickets for The Civil Rights Movement: From Anger to Action

50 years after Civil Rightscivil rights activists will speak personally about why they got involved in civilrights and social change, what barriers were in their way, how were they treated and what impact did civil rights have?

Speakers: Fionbarra O’Dochartaigh, Derry, founding member of NICRA, Eileen Weir, Shankill Women’s Centre and trade unionist Joe Bowers.

Part of the Belfast Pride Festival.

Tickets are free but please book so we can manage numbers.

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Get your free tickets for Housing Then and Now, Jun 15, 2018


The Junction, 12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, BT70 1BS

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About the Event

9.30 Registration

10.00 A History of Housing in Northern Ireland – Professor Paddy Gray

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Caledon – Austin Currie

12.00 Housing Conditions and Allocations in the Seventies and Since – Joe Frey

1.00 Lunch

2.00 How do we achieve shared housing?

Presentation by Housing Students chaired by Nicola McCrudden CIH

followed by panel discussion Ted Cantell, Duncan Morrow, Richard Mealey, Housing Association Integration Project NIFHA, Eileen Patterson Director of Communities Radius Housing,

4.00 Closing comments


  • Paddy Gray, Emeritus Professor in Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment at Ulster University
  • Austin Currie retired politician and civil rights leader who, in June 1968, occupied a house in Caledon, Co Tyrone in protest over housing discrimination by the local council.
  • Joe Frey Former Head of Research NIHE
  • Nicola McCrudden Chartered Institute of Housing Director
  • Professor Duncan Morrow Director of Community Engagement
  • Eileen Patterson Director of Communities Radius Housing,
  • Richard Mealey, Housing Association Integration Project

For further information contact Tim Attwood Secretary 07802279939

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Screening of “We Shall Overcome”- Recalling Nov. 16th 1968

On Sunday November 16th, the 40th anniversary of Derry’s largest-ever civil rights march, will be marked by the screening of the film “We Shall Overcome“, prior to which the audience will be addressed by civil rights leaders such as Nobel Laureate, John Hume, Ivan Cooper, Denis Haughey and a 1967 co-founder of the movement, local author and historian Fionnbarra O’Dochartaigh. This cross-community event will be held at the Criterion Ballroom, 23Foyle Street, commencing at 8 p.m.The documentary was commissioned by the Civil Rights 1968 Commemoration Committee to mark the movement’s emergence on the streets, across the Six Counties, which began with the Coalisland to Dungannon demonstration in the summer of 1968. Besides those already named it features interviews with Austin Currie, Anne Devlin, Michael Farrell, Ken Maginnis and Edwina Stewart, and includes television and radio material from the RTE Archives. A special feature includes bonus 1968 footage supplied by UTV.

This will be one of the last 1968-69 commemorative events to be held in Derry and is being referred to as a civil rights re-union. Local veterans and others from further afield are expected to attend, many of whom have not met personally since those dramatic days which were pivotal in politically transforming the local status quo, on diverse fronts, as well as having a major impact amongst Irish-Americans which in turn dramatically changed Anglo-Irish relations.

Admission is free of charge but as seating is restricted, and demand has been so intense over recent days, those wishing to obtain the limited number of invitations currently available are requested to collect such at 23 Foyle Street or ring the local civil rights’ veterans’ office, any evening after 6 pm on 028-71-286359.

A buffet supper, music and bar will be provided at the close of this historic commemorative event. Civil rights memorabilia will also be sale so as to defray expenses incurred. The local print, radio and TV media have also been invited to attend.

Newry Peoples Democracy Civil Rights Commemoration Event

Newry Peoples Democracy Civil Rights Commemoration EventFriday 14 November 2008 at 8 pm in Newry Arts Centre.

The Debate is`That the Civil rights movement was not allowed to succeed`

Proposing is Finbar Doherty, Derry citizens action committee and Margo Collins, Sec. Newry PD.

Opposing is Austin Currie, former M.P andT.D. and leader of Caledon squat and first Civil rights march; seconding is Tom Keane, Chair, Newry PD.

The Public are invited and can participate in debate.


The Civil Rights Commemoration Committee is hosting an international conference on Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th October 2008 in the Guildhall in Derry to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Duke Street march.

The conference will reflect on the importance of civil rights, highlight civil rights issues in Ireland and the world today and will consider the impact of the media on civil rights.

Speakers include John Hume, Ivan Cooper, Nell McCafferty, Patricia McKeown, ICTU, Monica McWilliams HRC, Maurice Manning IHRC, Mark Durkan MP MLA, Martin McGuinness MP MLA, Gregory Campbell MP MLA and many others

President Mary McAleese will give the keynote addresses at the conference. See attached draft programme.

If you wish to attend contact Tim Attwood at or Tel: 07802 279939

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Thursday, 18 September, 7.30 p.m., Liberty Hall, Dublin.

Tickets €15

Book at or tel. 0818205205


Thursday, 16 October, 8 p.m. Organized by the Civil Rights 1968 Commemoration Committee.