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Breaking Boundaries: Cross-Border Activism

15th November 2023 – 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

£5.00 – £6.50
Breaking Boundaries: Cross-Border Activism. Panel Conversation with Danielle Roberts, John Barry and Richard O'Leary. Borders and Boundaries. The Linen Hall (2023).

Panel Conversation

Movements advocating equality, peace, and justice have fostered links across national borders. Join activists Danielle Roberts, John Barry, and Richard O’Leary as they discuss their experiences in campaigns for gender equality, LGBTQIA+ rights, and climate justice, and share their insights into how cross-border activism looks today.

Seamus McKee will chair this conversation.

About Danielle Roberts

Danielle Roberts works at Reclaim the Agenda a collective which connects and mobilises women to promote feminist activism through education, campaigning and celebration.

She is involved in pro-choice and LGBTQ+ activism, and co-organiser of the annual Reclaim the Night Belfast march against street harassment and gender-based violence. Her academic research focuses on women’s political participation, feminist activism, and solidarity between social justice movements across causes and countries.

About Richard O’Leary

Richard O’Leary is a storyteller. Originally from Cork, he moved North to Belfast in 1988. A former Lecturer in sociology at Queen’s University he is now a recovering academic. Richard was the guest seanchaí, storyteller, in the Array Collective’s 2021 Turner Prize-winning installation ‘The Druthaib’s Ball’. His most recent show ‘Border Fairies’, commissioned by Outburst Arts, engages with the effects of Ireland’s Border on his multiple identities. He co-founded in 2007 the Church of Ireland pro-LGBT group ‘Changing Attitude Ireland’. He is a regular performer at Tenx9 at the Black Box, Belfast, where he has performed over 50 original stories.

About John Barry

John Barry is a father, a political activist, a recovering politician and a Professor of Green Political Economy in the Centre for Sustainability, Equality and Climate Action at Queen’s University Belfast.  He is also co-chair of the Belfast Climate Commission. What keeps him awake at night is the life opportunities and future wellbeing of his and other children in this age of the planetary emergency and intersecting social and economic injustices within and between countries.  What also keeps him awake at night is the following question: why it is easier for most people to believe in the end of the world than the end of capitalism?’

About Borders and Boundaries

Borders and Boundaries is The Linen Hall’s new project that explores the meanings and realities of borders and boundaries in Northern Ireland throughout the last century through an exhibition and a programme of events, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund.



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15th November 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
£5.00 – £6.50
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The Linen Hall
17 Donegall Square North
Belfast, BT1 5GB United Kingdom


The Linen Hall
+44 (0)28 9032 1707
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