Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary

Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 28 August 2013 Sponsored by the US Consulate Belfast, the Washington-Ireland Programme and Politics Plus, Chris Lyttle MLA hosted a remembrance event at Parliament Buildings for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, …

Book review – To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper LEE)

20120403 To Kill a Mockingbird

Somehow I escaped reading this essential school text, with its story of racism in 1930s American South. Living in Northern Ireland, I draw parallels with sectarianism, with its similar bigotry and prejudice. To Kill a Mockingbird was part of a Unite Against Hate campaign event at Parliament Buildings in Northern Ireland, which I've written about …

Young people discuss CSI at Stormont @Cinemagic

Young people discuss CSI at Stormont @Cinemagic by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 27 September 2010 As part of the Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People, and in conjunction with the Unite Against Hate campaign, there was a day event at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly. In …

Anti-racism statement challenges us all

Alliance South Belfast representative Allan Leonard has said today's launch of an anti-racism statement by the South Belfast Roundtable on Racism presents a challenge to everyone. The formal statement was made at an event in the offices of the Equality Commission recognizing Community Relations Week. Allan Leonard, the party's acting General Secretary, said: "Today's anti-racism …