Gort na Móna CLG & Glór na Móna present Community Lecture Series 2010: Bernadette McAliskey – ‘Civil Rights to Bill of Rights – Where to now?’ July 30, 2010Posted by WorldbyStorm in Ireland, Irish Politics, Northern Ireland, The Left, The North.
Gort na Móna CLG & Glór na Móna present
Community Lecture Series 2010
August – Tuesday 3rd, 7.30pm
Bernadette McAliskey – ‘Civil Rights to Bill of Rights – Where to now?’
Bernadette is prominent socialist and human rights activist of some forty years standing. As a leading Civil Rights activist in the late 1960s and early 1970s, she was elected as the youngest ever MP at just 21 years of age. She was also very prominent in the Anti–H-Block campaign during the Irish Hunger Strikes of 1980-81 and subsequently survived an attempt on her life when she was shot by Loyalist gunmen during this period. She continues to work tirelessly as a community activist and political analyst and currently directs the South Tyrone Empowerment Project (STEP).
The talk will take place in Gort na Móna CLG, Springfield Road, Belfast.
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