Community groups holding a spectacle of defiance and hope

Claiming Our Future is supporting A Spectacle of Defiance and Hope on 10th December to mark the International Day of Human Rights.

On December 10th, a broad range of communities, community and youth organisations, trade unions, cultural groups, students and campaigning organisations from Dublin and beyond are coming together to participate in a Radical Spectacle. The heart is literally being ripped out of our communities and this affects the country as a whole. The Spectacle will be an act of Creative Resistance to the redundant policies of a redundant regime.

This day is United Nations International Day of Human Rights around the world and is an appropriate moment to mobilise. The Spectacle’s participative, imaginative and heartfelt approach will demonstrate that there is another way to a more equal and a more just Ireland. The Spectacle says STOP this madness of punishing ordinary people for the mistakes of others.


The Spectacle is a creative invitation to the people of Ireland to challenge the way things are being done and to say that we should move forward by protecting and valuing the heart of communities in this country.


Our country needs a radical transformation based on values of equality, solidarity and accountability. We want you, your family, your neighbour and your community to come to the Spectacle to make this point. We are asking all groups who are not already participating to sign up, get on board and get your groups organised.

The Spectacle starts at City Hall, beside Dublin Castle at 7pm on Friday 10th December (groups will gather from 6pm). It will travel past the Central Bank, up O’Connell Street and return to the Central Bank via D’Olier Street with stops for brief performances along the way.

Show your support by wearing red (shirt, hat, scarf, etc.). We highly recommend bringing White heart-shaped Placards with messages of protest, hope or support rather than Party Banners or Flags.

You can download the flyer for this event here, the poster here, also you can check out their facebook page.

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