Glór na Móna’s new talk series called ‘Awkward Voices’- Imagining a new world- which comprises a series of public interviews with prominent activists, writers and academics via zoom covering history, politics, philosophy, sociology, sociolinguistics, health and environment
Fergus Ó Hír
Fergus is well-known human rights and social justice activist from West Belfast with over 50 years’ experience of central involvement in many movements and campaigns. He was a central player in the Civil Rights Movement and the anti-H block movement. He was elected as a councillor to Belfast City Hall with People’s Democracy in 1981 and went on to play a crucial role in the Irish language revival movement as first principal of Meánscoil Feirste in the 90’s and later on as Manager of Belfast based Irish language radio station, Ráidió Fáilte.
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Its aim is to:
Facilitate community growth and participatory democracy practices by fostering informed, inclusive, creative and constructive debate and discussion. By critically engaging working-class communities on issues of history, politics and social justice, we aim to promote a greater understanding of our past in order that we can grow as a community in a more just and humane future.
We believe that the Covid crisis has opened a unique space for critical reflection in which utopian ideas can be discussed and engaged with in the understanding that we can and should find alternative ways of being and organising our society in a fairer and more sustainable way in the time ahead.