Saturday, April 2, 2022
2 – 4 PM
4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday when British paratroopers opened fire on peaceful Catholic civil rights demonstrators in Derry, northern Ireland on January 30, 1972, killing 13 and injuring 18, one of whom later died.
April 4 also marks the 54th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968.
Dr. King had a tremendous influence on the civil rights movement in northern Ireland. On October 8, 1968 a group of activists inspired by Dr. King marched in Derry demanding an end to discrimination in housing. Like their counterparts in the U.S., marchers were brutally beaten by the Royal Ulster Constabulary. This is viewed by many as the beginning of the modern civil rights movement in that country.
Please join us in a presentation on the Irish struggle for liberation and the connection with Dr. King and Black liberation struggle. Paul Doherty from the Bloody Sunday Justice Campaign and Ciara O’Connor, Project Coordinator at the Museum of Free Derry will be amongst those that will be speaking.
The forum will be streamed to Facebook. Moratorium NOW! Coalition
Event is sponsored Moratorium Now Coalition, EMEAC, and the MLK Day Detroit