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  • Winifred Carney and George McBride – An unlikely union.

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    Winifred Carney, suffragist, socialist and soldier in Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army was married to George McBride a trade unionist from Crimea St, Shankill Road who as a young man joined the Ulster Volunteers and enlisted to fight in World War 1. This talk explores their extraordinary lives and marriage. Featuring also […]

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    Event Date: Thursday 31st July at 12.30 in Shankill Library

    From Conflict to Empathy – Jo Berry and Patrick Magee

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    Dr Patrick Magee was an IRA combatant and planted a bomb at the Grand Hotel in Brighton which killed 5 people including Jo Berry’s father Sir Anthony Berry.  Jo asked to meet Patrick after his release and their first meeting was in 2000 and lasted 3 hours. For both of them a new journey started […]

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    Event Date: Thursday 7th August at 7pm in St Mary’s University College

    THEY ARE NOT YOUR SONS, BUT WHAT IF THEY WERE?

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    Brendan Mc Conville and John Paul Wootton were sentenced to life in Gaol, and earlier this year they were refused their appeal against this “Miscarriage of Justice”. The JUSTICE FOR THE CRAIGAVON 2 committee are holding an event in St Mary’s College on Friday 8th August at 7pm, where the facts of the case will […]

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    Event Date: St Mary’s College on Friday 8th August at 7pm

    ‘The Catholic Political Predicament in Northern Ireland’

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    St Mary’s University College, Thurs 31July, 3pm.Pat Walsh will talk about his book ‘Catastrophe’ the first volume of ‘The Catholic Political Predicament in Northern Ireland’. Coláiste Ollscoile Naomh Muire, Déardaoin 31Iúil, 3i.n.  Labhróidh Pat Walsh faoina leabhar ‘Catastrophe’ an chéad imleabhar de ‘The Catholic Political Predicament in Northern Ireland’.

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    Event Date: Thurs 31 July, 3pm

    On the journey to peace and reconciliation

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    On the journey to peace and reconciliation St Mary’s University College, Thurs 31st July, 8pm Colin Parry’s 12-year old son Tim was killed, along with 3-year old Jonathan Ball in an IRA bomb in Warrington in March 1993. This led Colin to form the Foundation for Peace, a charity working to promote peace and non-violent […]

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    Event Date: Thurs 31st July, 8pm

    DIFFERENT JURISDICTIONS DIFFERENT ROADS TO EQUAL MARRIAGE

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    Event Date: Fri 1st Aug, 12.30pm

    Madge Davison Memorial Lecture 2014

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    Event Date: Sat 2nd Aug 2pm - 4.30pm

    LIBERATION THEOLOGY

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    Event Date: Sat 2nd Aug, 3pm

    AN END TO THE DRIFT OR A DRIFT TO THE END – PROTESTANTS AND POLITICS IN CONTEMPORARY IRELAND

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    Event Date: Mon 4th Aug, 12 noon

    HUMAN RIGHTS & INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

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    Event Date: Mon 4th Aug, 12 noon

    THE BRITISH MEDIA AND BLOODY SUNDAY

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    Event Date: Tues 5th Aug, 5pm

    From Divis to the City Hall- 50 Years Policing the Flag

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    Event Date: Mon 4th Aug, 2pm

    CEASEFIRE

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    St Mary's University College, Mon 4th Aug, 7 pm Twenty years ago two ceasefire statements - one from the IRA and the other from the Combined Loyalist Military Command - were read and heard across the world's news networks. After long years of war, this was the beginning of a new peace. In Belfast and Dublin, Correspondents Eamonn Mallie, Charlie Bird, Ivan Little, Judith Hill and Brian Rowan reported on those historic developments and, now, they tell the story of those headlines days.

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    Event Date: Mon 4th Aug, 7 pm

    Leonard Peltier

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    St Mary's University College Tues 5th Aug, 2pm Leonard Peltier, an American Indian Movement activist, has been in jail for 39 years over a confrontation with federal agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Dorothy Ninham, co-founder of the first ever Native American programme working with the treatment of alcoholism and drug abuse in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Event Date: Tues 5th Aug, 2pm

    West Belfast Féile Health Lecture

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    Joe Barry is Professor of Population Health at Trinity College Dublin. His research interests include the epidemiology of drug and alcohol use, drug and alcohol mortality and morbidity, evaluation of psychosocial interventions and policy impact. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol and has served on numerous policy groups in the field of alcohol and substance use over the past 20 years. He is a strong advocate of service user involvement in healthcare delivery. These issues will be addressed in his talk

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    Event Date: Tues 5th Aug, 5pm

    THE ULSTER WORKERS STRIKE

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    For large sections of the Protestant working class, the UWC strike of May 1974 produced a cathartic moment, an awakening to the power of mass mobilisation. Forty years on, we reflect on the strike in all its complexity. This event features a talk by historian Ian S. Wood, an exhibition of historical artefacts from the period, and a panel discussion involving local residents, who give testimony to the communal spirit that existed in those weeks and months

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    Event Date: Tues 5th Aug, 7pm