Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary

Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary

Jobs and freedom for Northern Ireland: MLK march 50th anniversary by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 28 August 2013 Sponsored by the US Consulate Belfast, the Washington-Ireland Programme and Politics Plus, Chris Lyttle MLA hosted a remembrance event at Parliament Buildings for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, […]

Book review – To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper LEE)

Book review – To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper LEE)

Somehow I escaped reading this essential school text, with its story of racism in 1930s American South. Living in Northern Ireland, I draw parallels with sectarianism, with its similar bigotry and prejudice. To Kill a Mockingbird was part of a Unite Against Hate campaign event at Parliament Buildings in Northern Ireland, which I’ve written about […]

What does ‘unite’ mean to you?

What does ‘unite’ mean to you?

What does ‘unite’ mean to you? Culture Night Belfast by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 24 September 2010 As part of Culture Night Belfast, which was supported by the Unite against Hate campaign, Moochin Photoman took some distinctive portrait photographs using a ‘Through the Viewfinder’ technique.

Young people discuss CSI at Stormont @Cinemagic

Young people discuss CSI at Stormont @Cinemagic

Young people discuss CSI at Stormont @Cinemagic by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 27 September 2010 As part of the Cinemagic International Film & Television Festival for Young People, and in conjunction with the Unite Against Hate campaign, there was a day event at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Witnesses must report Hate Crimes

Speaking at the launch of a pilot initiative to report hate incidents, Alliance South Belfast representative, Allan Leonard, has encouraged victims as well as witnesses to come forward. He has also called for an official to be appointed to monitor the implementation of hate crime legislation in Northern Ireland. Project RIOH (Recording Incidents of Hate), […]

Anti-racism statement challenges us all

Alliance South Belfast representative Allan Leonard has said today’s launch of an anti-racism statement by the South Belfast Roundtable on Racism presents a challenge to everyone. The formal statement was made at an event in the offices of the Equality Commission recognizing Community Relations Week. Allan Leonard, the party’s acting General Secretary, said: “Today’s anti-racism […]