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Roman Krznaric's talk to Imagine Belfast
This year the 7th Imagine! Belfast festival of ideas.
One of the speakers this year was Roman Krznaric. His talk is "ROMAN KRZNARIC: CAN WE REDESIGN DEMOCRACY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS?"
His new book is The Good Ancestor: How To Think Long Term in a Short-Term World.
Roman presented a number of slides during the presentation. You can see the most important ones at his website.
Peter O’Neill to introduces the talk.
Hugh Russell Interview
Gordie Walker is back for a new series.
When Hughie Russell was born, his family were living in north Belfast. From there, he would go on to travel the world representing his sport at the highest level even winning a medal at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
Seamie O’Neill visited Hugh to talk about that boxing career and how it led to him becoming a highly respected photographer.
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The Eamon Phoenix Lectures - Secret Societies in Ireland
The second lecture is about secret societies in Ireland. Many of these organisations began as secret but have over the years and decades, become mainstream social and political organisations. Many others are a mere memory – even a legend.
The Eamon Phoenix Lectures - Belfast and Slavery
At the beginning of the first Covid lock-down this year, Intercomm started a series of public lectures given by Belfast historian Eamon Phoenix. And of course, these lectures had to be given online and live over Zoom.
Eamon is a distinguished historian and well-known broadcaster. He’s a teacher who tells stories and brings history to life.
Now, we are making some of the lectures available here on the Between the Lines podcast. And this is the first.
It was given in October this year during Black History Month.
Over 45 minutes, Eamon explores Belfast’s history during the slave trade, the relationship between the city and the early days of America and the Caribbean. Also, at a time when staues were being brought down in the US and Britain, he also talks about some of the statues around Belfast.
(Illustration: Olaudah Equiano known for most of his life as Gustavus Vassa was a writer and abolitionist from, according to his memoir, the Eboe region of the Kingdom of Benin, today southern Nigeria.)
In this episode of the podcast we hear about Limestone United, a cross community football team that does a lot more than play football.
In recent times there have been incidences of anti-social behaviour along the interfaces involving both large and small groups of young people. Limestone United members have been out almost every night talking to the young people and trying to get to the bottom of the anti-social behaviour.
No Place for Hate
On Wednesday 27 March, Intercomm held a public consultation on an anti-hate crime initiative. The event in The Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts centre attracted scores of people who are active in organisations that support victims of hate crime or are engaged in anti-hate crime initiatives.
The event was a consultation event to raise awareness of hate crime and to pick a logo that will spearhead the campaign.
The campaign slogan in #NoPlaceforHate.