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Derry - Event Notice
Saturday February 02 2008

Bloody Sunday Commemoration 2008 - Saturday's Events

category derry | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Monday January 28, 2008 21:17author by grow - Bloody Sunday 2008 Report this post to the editors

A full day of events: Workshops, Panel Discussions, Drama, Music, Film and more

11.00am – 11.30am Unmasking, Raytheon: The Truth and The Lies
10.30am – 3.00pm Workshop, A Truth Commission for Ireland?
1.00 – 3.00pm Panel Discussion, Judging Saville
3.30pm – 5.00pm Public Testimony Event Ballymurphy August 1971
3.00pm – 5.00pm Panel Discussion Youth For Truth
1.00pm – 3.00pm Food Fair
7.30 – 9.30pm Drama, Clouds on a Mountain Road
7.00pm Film Screening, Screening of Bloody Sunday documentary,
9.30pm BSWC Fundraiser Event - the Human Beatbox

11.00am – 11.30am Unmasking, Raytheon: The Truth and The Lies

This 'unmasking event' will explore the truth and lies about Raytheon's purpose in Derry.  It will take place from 11- 11.30 am at FEIC's Memorial Plaque to victims of conflict the arms trade (positioned on The Derry Walls, facing The Guildhall main entrance).  Come, witness, join the resistance! Organised by Foyle Ethical Investment Campaign (FEIC).
Venue: FEIC Plaque, Guildhall Square (Derry Walls, Facing Guildhall Main Entrance)

10.30am – 3.00pm Workshop, A Truth Commission for Ireland?
Five groups who represent victims’ families across Ireland have come together to call for an independent truth commission that deals with the human rights abuses associated with the conflict in each jurisdiction. In this workshop an outline model for a truth commission that the groups have developed will be discussed. There will be an open debate where families will get the opportunity to express their ideas, ask questions and raise concerns about a truth commission.

All the views expressed will help to develop a families-driven model for seeking the truth.
Venue: Performance Area, Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry

1.00 – 3.00pm Panel Discussion, "Judging Saville”
The report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry is now expected in summer 2008. This session, organised by the Bloody Sunday Trust, will identify the key questions which have arisen from the evidence, and discuss what answers are required if the report is to be regarded as fair and final.
Venue: Main Hall, Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry

3.30pm – 5.00pm Public Testimony Event,
Ballymurphy August 1971 – How Bloody Sunday January 1972 could have been avoided
On 9th August 1971 internment without trial was introduced. Over the following three days 11 innocent civilians, including a Catholic priest and a mother of 8, were murdered by the Parachute Regiment in the Ballymurphy area of West Belfast.

At this event these terrible days will be recounted by eyewitnesses, and those murdered will be remembered truthfully and accurately by their families. The event will also clearly demonstrate the links between the actions and personnel of the Parachute Regiment in August in Ballymurphy and in Derry on Bloody Sunday the following January. The families will make the case that had the killings of their loved ones been properly addressed in 1971, 14 innocent lives could have been spared the following January.

This event is organised by Relatives for Justice in co-operation with the Pat Finucane Centre.
Venue: Main Hall, Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry

3.00pm – 5.00pm Panel Discussion, Youth For Truth
Ogra Sinn Fein discussion on collusion. Speakers Amanda Fullerton from the Eddie Fullerton Justice Campaign and John Kelly.
Venue: Performance Area, Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry

1.00pm – 3.00pm Food Fair
An afternoon of learning about other cultures through food.
Venue: Minor Hall, Pilots Row Community Centre, Derry
Admission : £3.00/£1.50

7.30 – 9.30pm Drama, Sole Purpose Productions presents:
Clouds on a Mountain Road by Orna Akad
A rehearsed reading in English, directed by Dave Duggan and performed by Patricia Byrne and Carmel McCafferty.

Two Palestinian women, a famous poet and a younger militant, meet to face the challenge of the Israeli Occupation. Is it to be bombs or poems?  The play was first performed in The Al-Midan theatre in Haifa, also at The Acco Festival of Alternative Theatre and the Morocco Festival of Arabic Theatre.
Venue: Performance Area, Pilots Row Community Centre, Rossville Street, Derry
Admission : by Donation

7.00pm Film Screening, Screening of Bloody Sunday documentary, followed by Q&A session with family members.
Venue: AOH Hall, Foyle Street, Derry

9.30pm BSWC Fundraiser Event - Beats At The Truth.
Fundraiser featuring the successful return of Joe Driscoll, the human beatbox and one man band, supported by DJ Stewarty and Declan McLaughlin.
Venue: Masons Bar, Magazine Street, Derry
Admission : £5.00

Full details of all these events are available on the Bloody Sunday Programme page for Saturday, linked to below.

The full programme for Bloody Sunday Commemoration 2008 is available from: http://www.veryderry.com/bloodysunday08/

Related Link: http://www.veryderry.com/bloodysunday08/Saturday.html
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