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 challengesTuesday 10 December10:30am – 1:15pm
Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast
The 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 90892606
Not For $haleTuesday 10 December1:00pm – 3:00pm
Local 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!
Health Care and Human Rights: The Privatisation of the NHSTuesday 10 December7:00 pm
Ramada Encore, 20 Talbot Street, Belfast
ICTU 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
From a Republic of ConscienceTuesday 10 December7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Canada Room in The Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast
To 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
Ireland as a place of Sanctuary?Tuesday 10 December9:30am – 12:30pm
St. Augustine’s Church Hall Derry/Londonderry
What 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