HTR public event in Linen Hall Library to mark 9th annual Day of Reflection
19 June 2015
Healing Through Remembering will be hosting a Day of Reflection event at the Linenhall Library on Saturday, 20 June from 10am to 1pm as a preparation for marking the Day of Reflection on Sunday 21st June. This is the 9th year that the Day is being marked.
It will be open to the public as a space to reflect, and there will be a number of guest readings throughout. DVDs from Healing Through Remembering projects including the Everyday Objects Transformed by the Conflict exhibition, Ordinary Objects Extraordinary Times, When the summit is shrouded in mist and other HTR events will be shown periodically throughout the event.
Everyone is welcome to come and use the space for reflection.
Various Day of Reflection activities are also being organised by different groups and organisations across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.
If you or your group is marking the day and would like to publicise it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY 21 JUNE?
Research to find a suitable date on which to hold a Day of Reflection revealed that there is no day in the calendar year that is not the anniversary of the death of at least one person who died as a direct result of the conflict in and about Northern Ireland.
21 June, the longest day of the year, was chosen as it is a symbolically important day because of the ebbing relationship between the hours of dark and light – a symbol of the pain and hope in our society.
It is a day that is forward-looking and backward-looking at the same time. It represents a pause in the cycle of nature, a moment to reflect. Furthermore, the day’s significance is related to a naturally occurring event, and nature itself makes no distinction of race, creed or political perspective.