TUESDAY: NI Human Rights Festival

Today’s events at the Human Rights Festival (see http://www.humanrightsfestivalni.com/ for more)

  • Achieving equality in health and social care for older people: opportunities and challenges

    Tuesday 10 December
    10:30am – 1:15pm
    Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast

    Age NI - Improving Later LifeThe aim of the seminar is to raise awareness of forthcoming age discrimination legislation (Goods, Facilities and Services). We will examine the implications of this legislation for older people and service providers in the area of health and social care in Northern Ireland.

    Lunch will be provided.

    Event is free but please confirm your attendance by Friday 29 November with Michele Young Michele.young@ageni.org or 028 90892606


  • Not For $hale

    Tuesday 10 December
    1:00pm – 3:00pm
    Cornmarket, Belfast

    Ban Fracking LogoLocal environmental activists from Belfast Not For $hale and Friends of the Earth raising awareness and seeking public support for a Ban on Fracking in Northern Ireland. Come along and meet the activists and sign up to a Ban on Fracking!

    Friends of the Earth Logo

  • Health Care and Human Rights: The Privatisation of the NHS

    Tuesday 10 December
    7:00 pm
    Ramada Encore, 20 Talbot Street, Belfast

    Health Care and Human RightsICTU Youth is holding a discussion on the privatisation of the NHS. Patricia McKeown, UNISON regional secretary, will explain how the NHS first came into being and how it is now being privatised by stealth. Ruairí Creaney, secretary of ICTU Youth, will also speak about the meaning of human rights in the age of neoliberalism.

    Ticket Information: Free

    Congress Youth

  • From a Republic of Conscience

    Tuesday 10 December
    7:00pm – 9:00pm
    The Canada Room in The Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast

    From a Republic ConscienceTo mark Human Rights Day in 1985 Seamus Heaney wrote his celebrated poem ‘From the Republic of Conscience’. This year six local poets, including Belfast Poet Laureate Dr. Sinéad Morrissey, will each tell the story of a poet persecuted for his/her work and read selections of their chosen poets’ poems.

    This event is a celebration of writing in the face of adversity, and the power of poetry to survive.

    Ticket Information: Free

    Human Rights Consortium and Queens University

  • Ireland as a place of Sanctuary?

    Tuesday 10 December
    9:30am – 12:30pm
    St. Augustine’s Church Hall Derry/Londonderry

    Ireland as a place of SanctuaryWhat do we mean by the term sanctuary? What has been the tradition of giving sanctuary in Ireland right from Celtic times to the present? Do certain minority groups feel welcome in Ireland?

    Speakers Dr. Liam Campbell, Inderjit Bhogal, Ann Friel, and Aggie Luczak will provide thought provoking discussion.

    Ticket information: Free

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