Should Derry have a day of reflection?

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Elisha McCallion.
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Elisha McCallion.

As part of the DiverseCity Community Partnership programme of events Holywell Trust and The Junction are facilitating a City Centre Forum next week to discuss the revival of the Day of Reflection in the city in May 2016.

In 2004, the Mayor of the city, Gearoid O’hEara in partnership with the Junction, initiated a consultation process for a “Day of Reflection to “reflect a sincere, authentic tribute to all who have lost their lives as a result of war and conflict and for all those who still live with the pain and memory of that loss”.

Derry’s Elisha McCallion, proposes holding a Day of Reflection in May this year and to this end a City Centre Forum event will take place next Tuesday, 9th February from 1.30pm-4pm on Tuesday to hear perspectives on the planned Day of Reflection so that it can be an event which is inclusive of all the complex narratives and lost lives in historic conflicts. To attend contact Lisa on 7126 1941.