Good Relations Week 2021 Events


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Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels – Dr Éamon Phoenix

Dr Éamon Phoenix in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen: ‘Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels’

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
09
Sep

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

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

The B Word: Brexit, Border and belonging – Tides

TIDES training is hosting a virtual conversation exploring ‘The B Word: Brexit, Borders and Belonging’.

Organiser: TIDES Training

2:00 pm
20
Sep

Seeing Between the Lines: Gender and Representation in the UTV archive.

This event will reflect on the partnership project between PRONI and NI Screen to preserve, digitise and make available the UTV archive. This event will focus on a project run by PRONI and the Making the Future project in 2020 which brought together a group of young people during lockdown to engage with and reinterpret female representation, sexism and gender equality in the UTV archive.

Organiser: Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

7:00 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

How Does Integrated Education Contribute to Good Relations?

This online event will highlight the benefits of children and young people from different backgrounds being educated together and in the same classroom every day.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

10:00 am
20
Sep

Day 1 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond podcast

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 Ellie is the first of 4 to be shared throughout the week.

Organiser: NI Commissioner for Children and Young People

11:00 am
20
Sep

T:BUC Engagement Forum

The Engagement Forum will showcase community based activity that demonstrates positive delivery of the T:BUC Strategy

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:00 pm
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

Do We Listen and Learn from Local Peace Practitioners?

This online event is recognition and celebration of many years of Good Relation and peacebuilding work carried out by community activists.

Organiser: The Corrymeela Community

4:00 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

Transforming Education Project: An Overview

Join the IEF for an overview of Ulster University's 'Transforming Education' project.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

1:00 pm
22
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

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

Meet the Author & Q&A Dialogue – ‘Guard Your Heart’

The workshop will be facilitated by Sue Divin, author of the book, ‘Guard Your Heart’.   Through dialogue, participants will explore themes such as legacy, segregation, stereotypes and prejudice and reflect on how adults play an important role in defining today’s narrative and shaping a brighter future for young people.    

Organiser: The Churches’ Trust

6:00 pm
22
Sep

JoinHer Network presents Podcast Discussion “Who can become a Catalyst For Change?”

JoinHer presents a podcast discussion exploring who can become a Catalyst For Change. This is the third event as part of JoinHer Network's Good Relations Week programme of activities.

Organiser: JoinHer Network CIC

11:00 am
22
Sep

Future Leaders, Future Ambitions

Future Leaders, Future Ambitions is a panel discussion comprised of past and present participants of the Future Leaders Programme.

Organiser: Holywell Trust

4:30 pm
22
Sep

WheelWorks – 25 Done; 25 to Come

This online event will reflect on current and past Good Relations programmes led by WheelWorks.

Organiser: WheelWorks

7:00 pm
23
Sep

The year 1921 revisited

"The year 1921 revisited" a presentation and Q&A with Dr Eamon Phoenix, will explore the events leading up to the creation of NI, including the Treaty negotiations.

Organiser: Intercomm Ireland

12:00 pm
23
Sep

Sexuality in Ireland 1900-2020

'Sexuality in Ireland, 1900-2020' is the first in a series of events from the Nerve Centre's Creative Centenaries project exploring the legacy of partition and the formation of Northern Ireland.

Organiser: NERVE Centre

7:00 pm
23
Sep

Peace by Peace collaboration: LGBTQIA+ people’s experiences of Church

‘Insider-Outsider’ storytelling event will combine LGBTQ voices and non-LGBTQ observations in a creative online dialogue and listening space.

Organiser: Youth Action - Northern Ireland

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

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

How They See Us

'How They See use' is a project which investigates how people from different backgrounds navigate their lives.

Organiser: All Nations Ministries

6:30 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

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

A Vision for Education in the 21st Century

Join in on IEF's Zoom event as we bring together practitioners from across the voluntary, youth and community sectors to discuss visions for education in our society in the 21st century.

Organiser: The Integrated Education Fund

12:30 pm
23
Sep

Our Voices: Looking Beyond Borders Launch

Showcasing an island-wide research piece for 11-25 year old's in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs in the Irish Government.

Organiser: Northern Ireland Youth Forum

1:00 pm
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

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

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

Sir John and Lady Hazel Lavery and the Lavery Collection

Free talks via Zoom By Dr Sinéad McCoole on Sir John and Lady Hazel Lavery and the Lavery Collection: A Pictorial Record of Partition and the Establishment of Two Irish States c 1918-30.

Organiser: Mid Ulster District Council

7:00 pm
07
Oct