All Together in Dignity Ireland (www.atdireland.ie) and the Irish End Poverty Day Committee (www.17october.ie) are pleased to invite you to gather at the Famine Statues and the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on
Custom House Quay
Wednesday, 18th July 2018
from 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Guest speakers at the commemoration will include some of the Dunnes Stores’ Strikers.
The gathering will include speeches, music and songs, creative common gesture.
The Mandela Day 2018 will be a very special one as it is the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela and the world will be marking it in a ”loud” way. It is also the Mandela Day of the year of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!
Following the call of the South African Nelson Mandela Foundation and its #ActionsAgainstPoverty campaign, ATD Ireland the Irish End Poverty Day Committee invite you to mark the day on Custom House Quay inspired by the ‘Make Poverty History’ speech by Mandela in Trafalgar Square in 2005.
The momentum of the event from 5.30pm to 6.30pm will be a symbolic ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ from the Famine Statues to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Custom House Quay.
The participants will be invited to walk together the 40 meters from the Statues to the Stone while joining some songs and listening to some readings from Nelson Mandela’s book ‘A Long Walk to Freedom”. Some guest speakers will be invited to speak at the start and at the end of the march (Guests invited: the Dunnes Store Strikers,…). The final moment of the event will be the broadcasting of the Mandela ‘Make Poverty History’ speech.
Chair of the Board, All Together in Dignity Ireland
ATD, 26 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1