Author Neil Faulkner to speak on relevance of Russian Revolution 100 years on
Event part of wider Belfast May Day weekend programme to be hosted at Unite Regional Office in Belfast today (Friday April 28th) at 2pm,
April 28th: Unite Regional Secretary, Jimmy Kelly, will chair the fifth annual Jimmy Brown Memorial Lecture at the Unite conference room on the fourth floor of their Antrim Road Regional offices.
“The Jimmy Brown Memorial Lecture is becoming a key event in the calendar of trade unionists across Northern Ireland. This is a fitting tribute to the memory of the renowned Fermanagh Trade Unionist and Socialist.
“Events in past years featured the author and Morning Star journalist Peter Frost speaking on the legacy of Belfast LGBT activist Mark Ashton and Professor Keith Ewing speaking on the repeal of Thatcher’s labour laws.
“This year’s event will focus on the relevance and legacy of the Russian revolutions of 1917 one hundred years on.
“Neil Faulkner author of the recently published ‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ published by Pluto Books in conjunction with the Left Book Club will be the keynote speaker.
“We will also be launching the Belfast Left Book Club at today’s event. This is an initiative led by our Education Department and will meet monthly at the Betty Sinclair library in Unite’s Regional office on the Antrim Road.
“The Belfast Left Book Club aims to provide a forum for trade unionists and socialists across the board to engage and discuss progressive traditions and our movement’s legacy. Such discussions are an invaluable part of building a better future for Northern Ireland”, Mr Kelly ended.