Tom Johnson Summer School 2020

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This year, for the first time, the Tom Johnson Summer School is being held online, in line with public health guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The panels and speeches will be livestreamed on the Labour Youth Facebook page across the weekend. 

All members and supporters are welcome to tune in! 

Here’s the planned schedule of events:


              Friday 24th July  

              6.45pm – 7.45pm:    Keynote Address – Claire Hanna MP 


              8pm – 9pm: Panel 1 – After Coronavirus: Building a More Radical Future

              Duncan Smith TD,

              Conor McGinn MP

              Kaitlyn White, Vice-President of Young Labour New Zealand,

              Laura Harmon, National Women’s Council of Ireland


              9.30pm: Netflix Party


              Saturday 25th July  

              2pm – 3pm: Workshop – The Revolution will be Digitised: Organising Online

              This workshop is a closed event, open to Labour Youth members only. 

              Chloe Green, Head of Creative at Forward Action and former Social Media

              and Web Content Manager for the British Labour Party

              Ciaran Ahern, Labour Party General Election candidate, Dublin South West


              3.15pm – 4.15pm: Panel 2 – Workers of the World Unite: Building Democracy in the Workplace

              Senator Marie Sherlock

              Cllr. Kevin Donoghue

              Patricia King, General Secretary of ICTU

              Seán Grant, Labour Youth


              4.30pm – 5.30pm: Panel 3 – No Justice, No Peace: Tearing Down Systemic Racism

              Anne Waithira Burke

              Dr. Ebun Joseph, race relations consultant

              Bernard Joyce, Director of the Irish Traveller Movement

              Amanda Nyoni, MASI

              Senator Annie Hoey


              7pm: Evening session

              Speech by Party Leader, Alan Kelly TD and address by Jack Merriman, Director of the Tom Johnson Summer School

              The Jim Kemmy Thirst for Justice Award will be presented to the family of Cormac Ó Braonáin,

              who died tragically in December 2019, while serving as Chair of Labour Youth. 


              8.30pm: Zoom Quiz Night

              With quizmaster Senator Rebecca Moynihan

              Funds raised will go towards the Labour Youth Young Candidates Fund