Sheehy Skeffington Human Rights School: ‘The Irish Citizen in 2016 – Revival, Revolution and Rights’ April 8, 2016Posted by guestposter in Uncategorized.
2016 is a special year for the Sheehy Skeffington School, with the centenary of the Proclamation and its guarantee of “religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens”. It also marks the centenary of the execution of Frank Sheehy Skeffington, arguably the first of the revolutionaries to die.
This year’s Sheehy Skeffington Human Rights School takes place on Saturday the 16th of April in the Ireland Institute (Ionaid an Phiarsaigh) 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
The school will feature key perspectives and insights appropriate to the 1916 centenary from: Declan Kiberd on the Irish Revival, Colin Harvey on human rights in a new republic and Micheline Sheehy-Skeffington on ‘what the Sheehy Skeffingtons stood for’.
Hear Brenda Malone speak on ‘The Bullet in the Brick’, Aiden Lloyd and Rebecca Quinn on economic, social and cultural rights and Pablo Vicente on a quest for justice in the Basque country.
Experience high drama from Donal O’Kelly and hear Kieran Allen launch his book ‘1916 Ireland’s Revolutionary Tradition’.
All chaired by Carol Coulter and Betty Purcell
‘Síocháiní’, a new documentary about Frank Sheehy Skeffington produced by Dearcán Media for TG4/ILBF will also be shown at this year’s event.
And we’ll give you a centenary pin and a nice lunch ….. all for a fiver!
Places are limited so early booking is advisable.
This event is free. Lunch is available for the small charge of €5.
The Sheehy Skeffington School has no core funding and is supported by contributions of time and by modest donations from individuals and institutions.