A Minute’s Silence will be held at the Bloody Sunday Memorial on Rossville Street today, January 30, at 4pm - marking the precise time that British paratroopers began their deadly advance into the Bogside 41 years ago.
The sombre occasion is one of many events organised by the Bloody Sunday Trust and Pat Finucane Centre to commemorate the anniversary of the Derry massacre in which 14 people were murdered and a further 14 wounded during a civil rights march in 1972.
Tonight at 7.30pm will also see the Annual Memorial Mass take place at St Mary’s Church in Creggan, and as always, all are welcome to attend.
This Friday, February 1, at 8pm, will welcome the Annual Bloody Sunday Memorial Lecture at the Foyle Drama Theatre, Foyle Building (new extension) of the North West Regional College on Strand Road. As this is limited seating, doors open 7.45pm.
The annual lecture will be delivered this year by Ilan Pappé, Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies and Co-Director for the Exeter Centre for Ethno-Political Studies. Professor Pappé is an Israeli historian, socialist activist and former Israeli soldier who has been rewriting the ‘official’ history of Israel’s creation in 1948 and expulsion or flight of 700,000 Palestinians in the same year. He has published a number of works on the history of Palestine and Israel and taught in Israel until 2006, when he was forced to leave his university job because of his political support for the Palestinian people.
Organised in conjunction with the Pat Finucane Centre. All welcome.