On 14th January the Bloody Sunday March for Justice programme of events for 2015 marking the 43rd anniversary of Bloody Sunday, was launched.
Eamonn McCann and Kate Nash welcomed the press and others to the event. This year’s theme is ‘Resist’ and the programme will reflect the resistance to continued attacks on civil rights and liberties weather in Ferguson USA, Palestine, Dublin, Belfast or indeed here in Derry itself. The programme for 2015 will continue the tradition of acting as an inclusive platform for the seemingly disparate ongoing campaigns concerning the people of these islands and beyond. As in previous years it is a time to join together, make connections and raise our voices in solidarity. Some of the highlights of this year’s programme can be seen below. A completed programme will be available at www.bloodysundaymarch.org from next week.
Thursday, 22nd January City Hotel 7.30pm
’Where does the Stormont Agreement leave the Bloody Sunday Investigation’
Bernadette McAliskey (chair) with an invited panel of speakers to include Liam Wray, brother of Bloody Sunday murder victim Jim Wray.
Thursday, 29th January, City Hotel 7.30 pm
’Unmasking Injustice – from the Hooded Men to the Craigavon Two’
Bernadette McAliskey (chair), Francie McGuigan (former hooded man), Packy Carty from Justice For The Craigavon Two and Darragh Mackin KRW Law
Saturday, 31st January, Pilots Row Community Centre 12 noon
Diane Greer (Chair), other speakers confirmed include Mary McManus Housing and Welfare Rights Belfast, Louie, performance artist and Yes Campaign Glasgow, and the Revered Sekou Osagyeyfo from Ferguson USA
Saturday, 31st January, Pilots Row Community Centre 2.30 pm
’The State We’re In’
Speakers include Patrick Murphy (Irish News), Kitty Holland (Irish Times) and Brian Feeney (Irish News)
Saturday, 31st January, Nerve Centre, Magazine Derry 7.30 pm
’No Justice, No Peace – From Guantánamo Bay to Ferguson USA’
Chair Eamonn McCann, speakers include: former Guantánamo Bay internee Moazzam Begg and the Reverend Sekou Osagyeyfo from Ferguson, who will speak about the killing of the young black man Michael Brown by the Missouri state police.
Sunday, 1st February, Creggan Shops 2.30 pm
Annual March & Rally for Justice
This year’s march will finish at Guildhall Square in Derry City Centre where we are delighted to announce that the Reverend Sekou Osagyeyfo from Ferguson USA and the anti-austerity, anti-water charges TD Clare Daly TD will address the rally.