American Peace Activist Chuck Fager to Speak in Limerick

American peace activist and author Chuck Fager will speak at the Quaker Meeting House, Southville Gardens, Ballinacurra, Limerick on Sunday 12th December at 8pm. The event is being co-hosted by the Limerick Society of Friends (Quakers) and Shannonwatch.

Chuck Fager is an American activist and author, and the director of Quaker House in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This is a peace witness project that has been in existence since 1969. It is located beside Fort Bragg, one of the largest military bases in the United States. US flights linked to renditions have take off from nearby airfields in North Carolina, and many of these have landed at Shannon for refueling or other purposes. Reports from the European Parliament, the Irish Human Rights Commission and others have expressed concerns over Ireland’s facilitation of these flights.

Chuck Fager’s visit to Limerick is part of the ongoing cooperation among peace and anti-torture activists on both sides of the Atlantic. Earlier on Sunday 12th, Fager who has helped organize protests against rendition flights in North Carolina will join peace and human rights activists in Shannon who are doing the same. This gathering which is one of the regular monthly vigil at the airport which are organised by Shannonwatch will take place from 2pm - 3pm at the small roundabout just before the airport entrance.

Fager has a long history of civic activism in the US. In the 1960’s he worked on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference led by Dr. Martin Luther King. Since then he has written several books including Eating Dr. King's Dinner: A Memoir of the Movement, 1963-1966. Shannonwatch and the Quakers are delighted to welcome him back to Limerick and invite everyone with an interest in peace and justice to attend his talk.

For directions to the Quaker Meeting House, click here.

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