Good Relations Week 2021 Events


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Ulster Scots and Irish Language

Ards & North Down Borough Council is hosting an online event highlighting the similarities between the Ulster Scots and Irish languages through a series of talks and storytelling.

Organiser: Ards and North Down Borough Council

7:00 pm
20
Sep

Reading Rooms – Lungs by Maggie O’Farrell

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
20
Sep

Libby, eBooks and Audiobooks – Virtual Event

If you haven't yet discovered the amazing FREE audio and eBook offer from Libraries NI, then this is the Zoom session for you!

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
20
Sep

JoinHer Network – “How to become a catalyst for change” webinar

A webinar discussion with diverse individual's exploring how to become a catalyst for change & its positive impact. This is the first event as part of JoinHer Network's Good Relations Week programme of activities. 

Organiser: JoinHer Network CIC

11:00 am
20
Sep

Building A Unified Civic Society Voice and Vision for our Future

Community Dialogue will host a consensus building workshop event that will provide participants with the opportunity to empower themselves, to become socially engaged, to build a collective vision, and to challenge the attitudes and systems inhibiting their participation in decision-making processes.

Organiser: Community Dialogue

10:00 am
20
Sep

BCRC Book Club introduces ‘War and memory’

Book Club facilitated by Gemma Reid exploring the book 'War and Memory' by Johnston McMaster and Cathy Higgins.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

11:00 am
20
Sep

Taste the World Cookery Course

Taste the world offers online cookery demonstrations for 1 hour x 4 weeks (commencing 21 Sep), exploring Indian, Chinese, Polish and Iranian cuisines.

Organiser: Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council

7:00 pm
21
Sep

Tai Chi – Virtual Class

Join this graceful form of exercise that is used to support reducing stress and anxiety.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

T:BUC Engagement Forum – Good Relations Across the Atlantic

An insight into the hugely successful, good relations programme, Connect. Delivered virtually by Chris Wright.

Organiser: IrishFA Foundation

4:00 pm
21
Sep

Super Healthy Teens

Libraries NI will be hosting an online virtual healthy eating demonstration for 12-16-year-olds. The virtual cookery class will help them improve their cooking abilities and nurture an awareness of how healthy eating can protect us by keeping our bodies and the environment healthy and happy.

Organiser: Libraries NI

6:30 pm
21
Sep

Shedding Light on the Past 1920-1922

A six-week online lecture series by eminent historians exploring key historical events of the period 1918-1922 on the island of Ireland.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
21
Sep

More on the iPad – Part 1

A virtual training workshop for any tech savvy's. The aim of this session is to improve participants confidence in using their iPads and also to improve their digital experience. 

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
21
Sep

JoinHer Network -Why being a catalyst for change matters

The second event as part of JoinHer Network's Good Relations Week programme of activities. Featuring Josh O'Hagan Gym Owner and Anne Carr Community Facilitator.

Organiser: JoinHer Network CIC

11:00 am
21
Sep

Hard Questions: Exploring Controversial Issues with Young People 

Virtual presentation and discussion on facilitating the handling of controversial issues with young people hosted by the History teachers Association NI.

Organiser: History Teachers Association of Northern Ireland

5:30 pm
21
Sep

‘Different Cultures, Similar Values’ – Exploring Inclusivity

The 2- hour workshop will combine African and Caribbean experience, poetry and song, video clips and audience interaction, with humour and challenge to open up candid dialogue.

Organiser: Belfast City Council

12:00 pm
21
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
22
Sep

NI Sport & Human Rights online forum

Online discussion on the role of sport in human rights - Presentation will be delivered by Community Relations Officer Chris Wright highlighting the recent inaugural Hope cup.

Organiser: IrishFA Foundation

2:30 pm
22
Sep

Brighter Days Ahead Creative Writing Session

An open adult creative writing session to promote connections and creativity through writing. Libraries NI will use the Good Relations Week theme of Brighter Days Ahead to inspire and encourage participants.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:00 pm
22
Sep

BCRC 1690 ‘The History of The Twelfth’ Workshop

This workshop will provide an opportunity for shared learning with a shared history context of 1690 and the lead up to the Battle of The Boyne.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

7:00 pm
22
Sep

Strategies for addressing Anti-Muslim Hostility

These workshops will provide a brief overview of the history and diversity of the Muslim community in Belfast. It will provide an understanding of what constitutes anti-Muslim hatred, the demographics of perpetrators and victims, the trigger points, and the impact of online trends and far-right groups.  It will also provide practical skills for interrupting anti-Muslim hostility.

Organiser: Belfast City Council

11:00 am
23
Sep

Sexual Orientation and LGBTQ+ Family Awareness

This online workshop will discuss a number of matters in relation to sexual orientation and LGBTQ+ family awareness.

Organiser: HERe NI

11:00 am
23
Sep

Launch of the ‘International Directory of Joint Protestant and Roman Catholic Schools’

A new 2021 edition of the International Directory of Joint Protestant-Catholic Schools is being published by the NI Council for Integrated Education.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Council for Integrated Education

7:00 pm
23
Sep

EA Intercultural Education Service Good Practice Event

EA Intercultural Education Service's Intercultural Education Good Practice day will help promote good relations in schools and communities by raising awareness of  best practices and evidence-based approaches to supporting Newcomer pupils in schools and educational settings

Organiser: Intercultural Education Service (IES)

10:00 am
23
Sep

BCRC Verbal Arts Story

This verbal arts story session will bring together a group of women across the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough to participate in a storytelling of their choice.

Organiser: Building Communities Resource Centre

2:00 pm
23
Sep

An Island Divided: From the King’s Speech to the Anglo-Irish Treaty: June-December 1921 – Dr Francis Costello

Remembering the Future Decade of Anniversaries Dr Francis Costello is an American historian and businessman. Living in Belfast for the past 20 years, he holds a doctorate in History from Boston College and is a former Research Fellow of Queen’s University, Belfast. His books include Years of Revolt: the Irish Revolution and its Aftermath.

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
23
Sep

This Intercultural Education Service Online Good Practice Event aims to support schools and other education settings to meet the educational needs of their newcomer pupils with low levels of literacy and/or interrupted education.

Organiser: Intercultural Education Service (IES)

10:00 am
23
Sep

Hunger for peace interactive workshop for young people

This workshop will allow young people to explore the interactive ‘Hunger for Peace’ Games which explores issues related to identity, culture and building a shared future.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

10:00 am
24
Sep

50th Anniversary Celebration of The Irish School of Ecumenics Trust and the Friends of ISE.

Over the last fifty years the ISE has been involved in many diverse programmes both academically and in the community. We celebrate fifty years of research into building peace, reconciliation and understanding. The contributors at the conference are Dr John Feehan, MRIA, academic and conservationist, Lorna Gold, advocate and theologian, and Jonny Hanson, practising farmer.

Organiser: Irish School of Ecumenics Trust (ISE)

10:00 am
25
Sep

HERE NI Children’s Rainbow Arts and Crafts

Join us for rainbow themed arts and crafts.

Organiser: HERe NI

10:30 am
26
Sep

Carson, Craig and the Partition of Ireland 1912-1921 : Dr Russell Rees

Remembering the Future, Decade of anniversaries. Autumn Programme of Talks via Zoom

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
30
Sep