[Belfast] The Palestine Lectures #4: Trócaire’s Advocacy for Peace in the Israel-Palestine Conflict (Pal Ed)
On Tuesday 22nd January at 7pm you are cordially invited to attend a public lecture outlining Trócaire’s advocacy work in Palestine. Garry Walsh, Trócaire’s Palestine Officer, will outline the work Ireland’s largest international aid agency is doing to protect and defend human rights in the region, and indicate how people here can play a role in supporting this work and creating the conditions for peace. Hosted by the Palestine Education Initiative, this is the fourth in a series of six Belfast lectures to be delivered by noted academics and activists.
When: 7pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013
Where: St Mary’s University College, Falls Road, Belfast
Trócaire has been working in Palestine and Israel for the past ten years. Unlike many of its overseas operations however, its work there does not support traditional aid projects but instead focuses upon the protection and development of human rights. Speaking up against injustices however, has led some to accuse the organisation of bias and of being overtly political. To explain Trócaire’s position, Garry Walsh will outline what exactly Trócaire is doing there and why it feels it is playing a constructive role in building a just peace. Opportunities for questions and discussion will also be available at the close.
About the speaker:
Garry Walsh is Trócaire’s programme officer for Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Trócaire campaigns for peace & justice in Palestine, and works on the ground with Israeli and Palestinian human rights organisations. Garry has previously worked with Ireland’s national platform of development NGOs, Dóchas, has worked in Malawi with UNAIDS, and is also former national coordinator of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.