Tuesday 10 December


International Human Rights Day 


1 Clare Intercultural Network: Conference - "Harnessing the hero/shero in me, you and them”, Ennis


Clare Intercult network conferenceTo celebrate  2013 International Human Rights day, Clare Intercultural Network, through IDEC (Intercultural and Diversity Education Committee), invites you to a conference on "Harnessing the hero/shero in me, you and them” on 10 December 2013 in Cois na hAbhna, Gort Road, Ennis, Co. Clare (10am to 3.30 pm).


Speakers include Dr Eoin Devereux (Department of Sociology, University of Limerick), Jamila Omar (Human Rights Defender), Anna Visser (Advocacy Initiative), Tara Madden (Front Line Defenders) and Anne–Marie Pollock (Unicef Ireland).


Please register for the conference online or contact CIN Coordinator Alphonse Bagomba for more information.



2. Doras Luimni: New integration plan, Limerick


Doras-transparent-logo-pngLimerick Integration Working Group are launching the new Limerick Integration Plan, on Tuesday, 10 December 2013, in Limerick City Hall, Merchants Quay at 10am. All are welcome. For more information contact: Matt Cannon by phone at 061 310 328 or by e-mail.



3. Human Rights Consortium & QUB: Poetry Reading 'From the Republic of Conscience', Belfast


NI Human Rights Festival logoTo 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.The event takes place  7:00pm - 9:00pm in The Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast. 


Tickets are free. This event is part of the 2013 Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival programme. For more information, please check the Festival website.



4. Irish Refugee Council: Launch, film screening and briefing on Direct Provision


Screen20shot202012-12-0220at2019 27 11To mark International Human Rights Day, the IRC invites you to the launch of a document on 'Framing an alternative reception system for people seeking international protection'. The document will be launched by Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness and speakers will include Sue Conlan (CEO IRC), Greg Straton (Director, SPIRASI) as well as former and current Direct Provision residents.


The event comprises the launch and a screening of 'A Breath of Kindness', followed by a briefing on Direct Provision. 'A Breath of Kindness', directed by Fran Cassidy and based on Naomi Shibab Nye's poem, features five survicors of torture telling their stories and was produced by SPIRASI to mark International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.


The launch will be followed by a briefing which will include testimonies from former and current residents of Direct Provision. Contact the Irish Refugee Council for more information at 085-8585510 or by e-mail.