Discussion: The State We’re In

Event Details

This event is being organised as a open public forum that will take the form of a public conversation exploring a range of contemporary issues affecting communities here in Derry and across wider civil society.

Purposely designed to maximise public engagement, get us out of our silos and build connections.

It will include contributions from a number of speakers currently active around a diverse range of issues including: rights for the unemployed, the housing crisis, alcohol, drug addiction and suicide, woman’s rights and environmental protection.

Invited Speakers Include:

Rosi Leonard of the recent Apollo House Occupation in Dublin,

Dessie Donnelly of Participation and the Practice of Rights Project on The Housing Crisis in the north,

Dessie Donnelly launching a Report on Housing

Dessie Donnelly launching a Report on Housing

Cathleen Bradley, Dove House Advice Centre on Unemployment Rights & Benifit Cuts

Grainne Griffin of the Abortion Rights Campaign,


Cormac McAleer from Save Our Sperrins Campaign,

Cormac McAleer

Martin Connolly of Community Addiction Task Force

Venue: Pilots Row Community Centre

Admission: Free