Good Relations Week 2021 Events


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What is our brighter days ahead?

Guest speakers including women from The Barronettes group looking at their views on our Brighter Days Ahead and discussing what kind of a future would they like or see.

Organiser: Community Relations Forum

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

Living With Imperial Legacies: Empires, Racism, Slavery and Colonialism

The Junction presents a Feature Talk followed by a workshop by Johnston McMaster, facilitated by Maureen Hetherington on 'Living with Imperial Legacies'.

Organiser: The Junction

10:00 am
20
Sep

Brighter Days for #ourMEA – Video Achieves

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, local young people from three different community based organisations will share insights around their personal journeys during lockdown through short videos.

Organiser: Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council

6:00 pm
20
Sep

Belfast Health & Social Care Trust present : Ethnic Minorities Staff Network Bite size Podcast

Ethnic Minorities Staff Network Podcasts, topics include Covid-19 vaccine, working safely during the pandemic, leadership and career progression and anti-racism in social work practice.

Organiser: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust

9:00 am
20
Sep

Antrim Let’s Get Moving – Walking Group

This walk is intended to promote connection and companionship among those who have felt isolated during lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

11:00 am
20
Sep

A Shared History of Border Areas – Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

This event will bring women from different backgrounds together to share experiences and celebrate positive changes their contributions have made, and encourage ways to continue to build positive and sustainable relationships with other communities.

Organiser: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council

12:30 pm
20
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

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

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

Day 2 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond Podcast

Day 2 of 5: In recognition of the UNCRC and children and young people rights to celebrate their culture, NICCY and its Youth Panel looked at the right of the child to explore and celebrate their cultural identity and to recognise the right of others to celebrate theirs. In this centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Hanna is the second of 4 to be shared throughout the week.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
21
Sep

Brighter Days ahead: challenging conversations

As part of Good Relations Week 2021, Tides Training & Consultancy will be hosting a virtual discussion surrounding the communication difficulties imposed by lockdowns. 

Organiser: TIDES Training

2:00 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

Randalstown Let’s Get Moving – Walking Group

This walk is intended to promote connection and companionship among those who have felt isolated during lockdown.

Organiser: Libraries NI

2:10 pm
22
Sep

Libraries NI Turning Heads Panel Event at Ormeau Library

This event will complement the film Beyond Skin already produced earlier this year Roots: An Afro-Caribbean Hair Conversation. It will focus on the cultural significance, heritage, sensitivities, and social pressures of hair for people from African & Caribbean communities or of African Descent.

Organiser: Libraries NI

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

Day 3 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond podcast

Day 3 of 5: In recognition of the UNCRC and children and young people rights to celebrate their culture, NICCY and its Youth Panel looked at the right of the child to explore and celebrate their cultural identity and to recognise the right of others to celebrate theirs. In the centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Alexandra is the third of 4 to be shared throughout the week

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
22
Sep

Community Garden – Reimaged

The Resurgam Trust are opening their Community Garden in Old Warren Estate which celebrates the work of the late Freemen, Ald Ivan Davis OBE, in Lisburn City.

Organiser: Resurgam Trust

12:30 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

REACH Across Cross Community Informal Debate and Storytelling Sessions

Stories and experiences of former members and leaders.

Organiser: REACH Across

6:30 pm
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

Day 4 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond podcast

Day 4 of 5: In recognition of the UNCRC and children and young people rights to celebrate their culture, NICCY and its Youth Panel looked at the right of the child to explore and celebrate their cultural identity and to recognise the right of others to celebrate theirs. In the centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Rebecca is the fourth and final podcast to be shared this the week.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
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

Women: A Century of Change. in the Digital Film Archive 1921-2021

This online event, using footage from NI Screen’s Digital Film Archive, will explore women’s changing role over the last 100 years. It will celebrate women’s role as community leaders, decision makers and champions of peace. The event will provide an opportunity for learning and discussion among participants and act as inspiration for others to take an active role as peace makers in their local communities

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
24
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

Day 5 of 5: Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond – NICCY Youth Panel’s Child Rights perspective to Culture and Identity

The Youth Panel’s statement explores culture and identity within a child rights context and includes a series of calls to decision makers about how they can support children and young people in celebrating their culture and identity in this centenary year and beyond.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
24
Sep

Welcoming Newcomers Lunch and family fun day

Picnic for newcomer families at Deanby garden and polytunnel. The group will then join an outdoor fun day with Ardoyne Youth Enterprise, RCity and Mokstown Boxing Club. Transport provided.

Organiser: Ardoyne Youth Enterprise

12:00 pm
25
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

Critical Thinking: Young People Jumping on Board

The Youth Action NI workshop focuses on supporting young people as key representations of insight on Boards and Committees.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

1:15 pm
27
Sep