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Join the Conversation as the Xchange Summer School comes to Belfast in June 2016

Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell is one of the speakers confirmed for this year’s Xchange Summer School which promises to be one of the most diverse and challenging yet.

Now in its third year the school has developed an international reputation for generating new thinking and challenging established ideas: literally changing the conversation.

This year the event will take place in Belfast at the Life Centre, Bruce Street on June 16 and 17.

We’ll be joined by Peter Tatchell, the American social visionary Robert Egger, Mick Fealty of Slugger O’Toole and a range of politicians from our local parties as we conduct our own post-election analysis. We’ll be asking them, at a time when if there was such a thing as the Apathy Party it would win every election by a landslide, what needs to be done to reconnect politics to the people?

One conversation will take place in the award winning Sunflower Bar, currently threatened by redevelopment where we will be asking a line-up of developers, planning experts and campaigners how our biggest city, the City of Seven Quarters, should be shaped.

Representatives from different faiths will debate the extent to which religious faith should influence society with Human Rights Commissioner Les Allamby whilst a panel including and suicide prevention expert Fergus Cumiskey will be amongst a panel asking if we are doing enough to promote social well being.

Full details on each of the conversations is below.

 Please view full details on all our contributors here. 
To view the full programme including timings-  please click here. 
To book - please contact rachel@co3.bz