Good Relations Week 2021 Events


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A Difficult Birth: Northern Ireland 1920-21 – Dr Alan Parkinson

A Difficult Birth: Northern Ireland 1920-21 Dr Alan Parkinson is a political historian and author. Belfast-born, he is a former Senior Lecturer at London Southbank University and has written numerous books on Modern Irish History including his latest work, A Difficult Birth: The Early Years of Northern Ireland 1920-25 (Eastwood-Dublin)

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
16
Sep

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.

Organiser: An Gaeláras Ltd

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Part 1 : Border Tales Workshop – Shabrae Jackson

We invite you to this late night event. Bring a warm drink and a photo of something that represents you personal border encounter.

Organiser: The Jethro Centre

9:00 pm
21
Sep

Lessons of Srebrenica: Acknowledgement, Justice and Peacebuilding?

Online discussion and Q&A featuring survivors of the genocide in Srebrenica Nedžad Avdić. Who will give people a unique insight into the lives of those who have endured persecution? It will help people here to learn about the past from a global perspective and learn lessons from the past. The more we learn about human injustices the more empathy we have and hopefully this will lead us to do more to challenge injustices in our local communities.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
21
Sep

Fiction and the Troubles Panel Discussion

FWIN will provide a copy of the book ‘Guard Your Heart’ by local author Sue Divin to 20 members of their group. The members will read this book and discuss this during a two-hour workshop. The book is based on a fictional account of the impact of The Troubles on two young protagonists both born on the day of the Good Friday agreement.

Organiser: Foyle Womens' Information network

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead: The role of the voluntary and community sector in supporting good relations amongst young people

NICVA celebrates Good Relations Week 2021 with an online event examining the role of the voluntary and community sector in supporting good relations amongst Northern Ireland’s young people. We will hear from Chris Quinn, Director of the Northern Ireland Youth Forum and Cherith Cummins, Co-Ordinator of Include Youth Strive Programme, as well as from young people who have benefitted from the work of voluntary and community organisations.

Organiser: NICVA

10:30 am
21
Sep

The Churches in Ireland from Plantation to Partition and the Emergence of Two Irish States: 1600-1950

Online lecture exploring the roles of different church traditions in Ireland, focusing particularly on the first half of the 20th century. It will examine the religious background of major political figures and role of the main Churches in shaping the two Irish states after 1922. 

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
22
Sep

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. 

Organiser: Melmount and East Bank Estate Community Associations Forum

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Human Rights Team

Join in on NI Sports and Human Rights Forum meeting who will be speaking with all major sports and community groups.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

2:30 pm
22
Sep

Together in Hope – Virtual Webinar

Together in Hope is an online event with a panel of speakers exploring how shared education can contribute to a society moving forward to ‘Brighter Days Ahead’, ‘Together in Hope’.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Reading Rooms – Opera in my head by Meg Rosoff

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

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

3:00 pm
23
Sep

Peace Building

Kingdom Youth Club are hosting a 'Hunger for Peace Games' event at Dunavil.

Organiser: Kingdom Youth Club

7:00 pm
23
Sep

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.

Organiser: Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum

10:00 am
23
Sep

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 (NBSGR). The young people will jointly map the needs of their communities.

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

6:00 pm
23
Sep

Ethical & Shared Remembering: Remembering a Decade of Change and Violence 1912-1922

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have organised a virtual event to discuss and study the decade between 1912 and 1922. It will examine key events based on historical accuracy, their impact and consequences and help contribute to an inclusive and accepting society based on mutual understanding and respect.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

2:00 pm
23
Sep

Decade of Centenaries Roundtable Discussion

The Community Relations Council presents a discussion and update on the wide range of activities taking place as part of marking the Decade of Centenaries in line with the Principles for Remembering in Public Space.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:30 pm
23
Sep

Café Culture

BBI will organise a Café Culture event which will provide 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.

Organiser: Bogside & Brandywell Health Forum

7:00 pm
23
Sep

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.

Organiser: The Verbal Arts Centre

11:00 am
24
Sep

Employment Equality Data – why it matters – BHSCT

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

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
24
Sep

Refugee women roundtable conversation

A roundtable conversation between asylum's seeker women and women of local communities and associations. Allowing them to interact and build bridges of trust, respect and understanding.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Refugees and Asylum Seekers Women Association (BOMOKO NI)

2:00 pm
25
Sep

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.

Organiser: The Jethro Centre

7:15 pm
28
Sep

Developing an AGENDA for PEACE within YouthAction

Developing an AGENDA for PEACE within YouthAction involves Board members, Senior staff, youth work staff and some young people to review the peace priorities across the organisation.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

10:00 am
28
Sep

Conflict, Division and Partition: Events in Mid-Ulster 1919-21: The Summing-up – Dr Eamon Phoneix

‘Conflict, Division and Partition: Events in Mid-Ulster 1919-21: The Summing-up’. Your Questions Answered in this final, reflective session with Dr Éamon Phoenix. 

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
14
Oct