50th ANNIVERSARY CIVIL RIGHTS COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE
AIMS OF COMMITTEE
• To honour all those who took part in the Civil Rights movement.
• To explore the legacy of civil rights through documentation, conferences and other events.
• To reflect on the achievement of the Civil Rights movement as an example of non-violent and peaceful change.
• To commemorate the shared/contested history of civil rights on a cross community basis.
• To examine the civil rights challenges at home and abroad today, especially racism and sectarianism in Ireland and the need to build a tolerant and inclusive society throughout the island.
• To develop an archive of civil rights memorabilia including pamphlets, posters, papers, photographs, footage etc. and to produce an oral history archive.
• To support and strengthen the protection of civil/human rights throughout Ireland and to share the lessons of the Northern Ireland Civil Rights movement with people working for human rights in situations of conflict.
Michael Longley, John Hume, Maurice Manning, Lord Paddy Ashdown, Edwina Stewart, Baronness May Blood, Lord Alf Dubs
Chair: Professor Paul Arthur
Vice-Chair: Dympna McGlade
Treasurer: Fionnbarra Ó Dochartaigh
Secretary: Tim Attwood
Anne Devlin, Lord Paul Bew, Ivan Cooper, Austin Currie, Sean Farren, Sean Byers, Hugh Logue, Aidan McKinney, Linda Ernest Walker, Prof Henry Patterson, Brid Rodgers, Margaret McCluskey, Tony Kennedy, Erskine Holmes, Frank Cammock, Hugo McConnell, Denis Haughey, Gearóid Ó Machail, Martin Cowley, Michael Halpenny, Jim McBride, Brigid Loughran