Refugee women roundtable conversation

A refugee women roundtable conversation held by BOMOKO NI.

This discussion will offer asylum seekers women and women of local communities and associations to interact and build bridges of trust, respect and understanding.

This will also allow each other to learn and respect each others culture, and develop new ways of thinking, new knowledge and different experiences.

Please reserve your place to attend by calling 07488306233

This event will be held at Shaftesbury Community Recreation Centre (LORAG).

Café Culture

Café Culture event providing young people with an opportunity to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about other cultures within our community in a safe and respectful setting.

Some of the key speakers will be from PUL traditions, LGBTQ+, ex-Prisoners and the BAME community.

LGBTQ+ Information Session

Melmount Forum is hosting an information session with LGBTQ+ bringing people of all ages together with the sole objective of gaining understanding and knowledge of the barriers faced by young people in their daily lives, not only due to Covid-19 but also due to opposed opinions of what people deem right and wrong.

They hope to build stronger community cohesion, understanding, respect and inclusion for this marginalized group.

For more info, please contact melmountforum@gmail.com

The Droichead Project

Pop up Gaeltacht and conversation circle hosted by young Irish speakers from Club ÓIGE. Come along and practice your cupla focal, guided by young Irish language enthusiasts.

For more info please contact amandaleightofwin@gmail.com

Reading Rooms – The Coat by Carys Davies

Reading Rooms is Verbal’s shared reading model which facilitates conversation through stories and shared experiences, between people from all different backgrounds.

To celebrate Good Relations Week, Verbal Arts will be hosting 5 daily open sessions – all are welcome.

Story: The Coat by Carys Davies

Times: 11am

To RSVP: holly@theverbal.com

Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum

Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum Good Relations week event will bring together Forum members with special guest speakers from the Community Relations Council including Chairperson Martin McDonald and Board Member John McCallister. The Intercultural Forum meeting on Thursday 23rd September will also see the launch of the new Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum Blog that will offer advice and information to all communities.

The Intercultural Forum is already contributing to ensure the dissemination of vital information and support to BME communities across the district. The aim of the forum is to adopt a strategic approach to identify the real needs of BME communities living in the district.

For more information, please contact nmdiforum@gmail.com 

Employment Equality Data – why it matters – BHSCT

A staff briefing for BHSCT Human Resources – Workforce Equality have been working on a new informative resource for staff ‘Employment Equality Data – why it matters’.

This will be shared on Belfast Trust staff briefings.

MADE Youth Group Community Profiling Session

MADE (Monkstown Ardoyne Diversity and Empowerment Programme) is a partnership between Ardoyne Youth Enterprise and Monkstown Boxing Club, supported by North Belfast Strategic Good Relations Programme (NBSGRP). The young people will jointly map the needs of their communities.

For more details, contact Catherine at Ardoyne Youth Enterprise: communication@ardoyne.org

Part 2: Border Tales – Workshop by Carole Kane & Paul Hutchinson

An interactive, session in the Jethro Centre, Lurgan. Leading on from Workshop 1, we will follow our curiosity to further explore the concept of Border Tales, connections, space, tension, endings and beginnings. We’ll consider key points from the initial workshop of Shabrae’s experiences in Mexico and consider if and how these might reflect into or differ from our local context.

Paul is the founder/director of Imagined Spaces (specialising in community relations) former Director of Corrymeela and since 1990, a therapist, advocate, manager in mental health services. Amongst other roles, he is also a writer, film-maker and community artist.

Carole is the Good Relations Project Officer in the Jethro Centre. She also has many roles but works across the arts, education and peacebuilding in community settings.

To register attendance for any of these events:

Email: carole.kane@jethrocentre.org

Phone: 028 38325673