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Féile 2010: Conway Mill hosts 'Amnesty for Truth?' debate

The annual Frank Cahill Memorial Lecture takes place this Monday at Conway Mill as part of Belfast's Féile 2010 festival.

Following on from the Eames-Bradley report and the findings of the long-awaited Saville Inquiry the topic for debate is 'Amnesty for Truth?'

The panel of community activists and academics includes Alan McBride, who lost his wife in the Shankill bombing, former IRA prisoner Michael Culbert as well as Professor Colm Campbell and Dr Louise Mallinder from the Transitional Justice Institute at University of Ulster.

The discussion will be chaired by feminist and academic Eilish Rooney who publishes widely on the subject of women in conflict.

A question and answer session with the audience will follow.

The evening will also see the presentation of the Frank and Tess Cahill Award for Community Service and the launch of the Beyond the Pale publication of last year’s submissions from Eilish Rooney, Bernadette McAliskey, Barney Rooney and Eoin Rooney to the discussion “ Equality Now?

The event is free, everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be available.

Background

Conway Mill has hosted many controversial discussions and inquiries - giving a voice to the opinions and concerns of those denied access to mainstream outlets.

The iconic building in west Belfast is visible from all over the city and for years has welcomed people from all parts of community.

The building is in the last phase of a £5m pound facelift and looks forward to a new lease of life as a state-of-the-art venue for events, conferences and theatre.

Amnesty for Truth? takes place on Monday 2nd August, 7.30pm in Conway Education Centre, 2nd floor Conway Mill (Lift available).

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