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Sixth McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School

Location:
Carlingford, County Louth
Date:
Tuesday, 24 September 2013

The Sixth McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School will take place in Holy Trinity Church Community Centre, in Carlingford Co. Louth, on Saturday 24 Aug 2013. The McCluskey Civil Rights Summer School is held each year to honour the work, vision and courage of Dr. Con McCluskey and his wife, the late Councillor Mrs Patricia McCluskey of Dungannon, the husband and wife team who -- in the early Sixties-- founded the Homeless Citizens’ League and later the Campaign for Social Justice, the forerunners of the Civil Rights Movement.

The theme of the Summer School this year will be: --

WOMEN'S RIGHTS: WHAT STILL NEEDS DOING?

In spite of considerable progress since the rise of the women's movement, women are still not truly equal in so many areas of life. The Summer School will this year look at the major issues which have still to be resolved.

The morning session will be devoted to the question: --

"WOMEN IN THE DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES."

The first session in the afternoon will be devoted to the issue: --

" WOMEN IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES."

The third session will consider:

WOMEN'S RIGHTS -- THE ONGOING ISSUES: --

(1) a woman's right to physical security;

(2) a woman's right to economic security;

(3) a woman's right to complete equality in every sphere of life.

For further information contact Denis Haughey 07884237062 [email protected]

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