On 27th May, the remains of Geneviève De Gaulle Anthonioz, the niece of General de Gaulle, will be placed in the Pantheon in Paris with three other people for their role as leading members in the French resistance Movement during the Second World War. The Pantheon is dedicated to famous and important French citizens, whose lives are recognised for their exceptional action .
From 25th May to 1st June 2015, ATD Ireland and some of its partners organises a week of events highlighting the life and commitments of Geneviève De Gaulle Anthonioz. This special week will be dedicated to making her more widely known and an opportunity to explain the role she took as former President of ATD Fourth World France for 35 years .
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Programme of the “Geneviève de Gaulle” Week
- Monday 25th May –1:00 pm to 2:00 pm : Presentation of Geneviève De Gaulle and her role in the French resistance then her imprisonment in Ravensbrück (in English) – at the History Group held by – Lourdes Youth and Community Services (LYCS), Lower Rutland Street, off Lower Sean Mac Dermott St, Dublin 1
- Tuesday 26th May 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm : A Geneviève Anthonioz De Gaulle’ gathering for members and friends of ATD Fourth World Ireland (in English), held at the All Together in Dignity office, 26 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 – Presentation of two examples of citizenship commitment will be given on both: Geneviève De Gaulle and the Irish activist Inez Mac Cormack, founder of Participation and Practice of Rights.
- Wednesday 27th May 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm: French Presentation of the film documentary ‘Geneviève De Gaulle and active citizenship’ shown on Arte TV 1998, by Alain LASFARGUES and Michel ANTHONIOZ (70 min) at the Library of the Alliance Française, 1 Kildare street, Dublin 2
- Thursday 28th May 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Workshop « Geneviève Anthonioz de Gaulle » with pupils and students from Lycée Français d’Irlande (in French), at the Lycée Français d’Irlande
- Thursday 28th May 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Panel discussion ‘Active citizenship in 2015 : what does it mean?’ with the participation of the French Consul and Mary Murphy, NUI Maynooth, member from the Irish Commission of Human Rights and the Equality, held at the European Parliament House, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2
- Monday, 1st June 2pm start: A group of women will take part in the IVH Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin carrying a banner inspired by the involvement and the legacy of Geneviève De Gaulle.
From the 12th to 29th May, as part of this week’s initiative, the Library at the Alliance Française will present a selection of publications and films to discover Geneviève Anthonioz De Gaulle. See pictures below: