INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE DERRY 4-5 OCTOBER 2008

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 civilrights1968@yahoo.co.uk or Tel: 07802 279939

To view the agenda click on the link below:
civil-rights-agenda

5 thoughts on “INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CONFERENCE DERRY 4-5 OCTOBER 2008

  1. Please can youlet me know of any further conferences re civil rights in derry or belfast.

    I learned about this too late.

    My father is from derry although we have lived in glasgow all our lives. I am a scottish trained lawyer doing further study in International Law at Glasgow.

    I have a particular interest in civil and human rights with legal experiece in conflict resolution. I am interested in the Mitchell principles of conflict resolution.

    my email :

    carolswaugh1@hotmail.co.uk

    I reside at 17 Lansdowne Crescent Glasgow

    I woulld like to hear from you.

    regards

    Carol Waugh

  2. Hi all,

    I attended the conference and I have to say it left a real impression on me. To mobilise so many people, in non-violent acts of defiance of a corrupt system is an achievement that very few movements have attained.

    Until I attended this conference, I did not fully understand the personal sacrifices that so many people made. For a number of years the members of the Civil Rights movement devoted so much to the cause and I felt that the films that were shown really brought that home.

    Congratulations on an outstanding conference, and I hope to be there for the 50th anniversary.

    Warm Regards,
    Jill

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