Good Relations Week 2020 Events


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The Past, Present and Future of Peacebuilding: Colin Craig

Join two local peacebuilders - Mary Montague and Colin Craig in conversation.

Organiser: TIDES Training

1:00 pm
14
Sep

RCN commend CRC in Good Relations Week 2020

RCN's Chair John Waddell and Director Kate Clifford commend the Community Relations Council for its support to RCN and the peace process over the last 30 years as part of Good Relations Week 2020.

Organiser: Rural Community Network

11:00 am
14
Sep

Does political violence work. A talk by Professor Richard English

A talk by Queen's University Politics Professor Richard English., As Distinguished Professorial Fellow in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, he is a frequent media commentator on terrorism, political violence and Irish politics and history.

Organiser: Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics

10:00 am
14
Sep

Celebrating our Journeys, Embracing our Futures with Extern Positive Learnings – Kim’s story

Extern Positive Learning participants share their journey through the Extern positive learning, a shared learning space which engages Service users in Good Relations dialogue through there time here.

Organiser: Extern Positive Learning

6:00 pm
14
Sep

Celebrating our Journeys, Embracing our Futures with Extern Positive Learnings – Introduction

Extern Positive Learning participants share their journey through the Extern positive learning, a shared learning space which engages Service users in Good Relations dialogue through there time here.

Organiser: Extern Positive Learning

4:00 pm
14
Sep

A history of Partition with Dr Darragh Gannon

Dr Darragh Gannon, expert in the Irish revolutionary period, will deliver a talk on the history and legacy of Partition. The event will also feature a screening of a new animation on the period and reveals National Museums NI plans to mark the centenary.

Organiser: Making the Future

1:00 pm
14
Sep

A Better Normal

An online conference with Dr Eamon Phoenix and Dr Marie Braniff examining events over the past 30 years, how peace-building practice has evolved and how practice might change moving into the future. Registration Essential.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:30 pm
14
Sep

Women, Peace & Security in a post-COVID world

A Virtual Conference marking the 20th anniversary of UN SCR 1325, which acknowledged the unique impact of conflict on women and girls.  Hear from a panel of experts in peacebuilding.

Organiser: Women’s Resource & Development Agency

1:00 pm
15
Sep

The Past, Present and Future of Peacebuilding: Mary Montague

Mary Montague in conversation reflects on the changing dynamics of Northern Ireland, cultural expression and the path to sustainable peace.

Organiser: TIDES Training

9:00 am
15
Sep

Good Relations at EastSide Learning

A video of members of the Early Years Network from east Belfast giving an update on their Good Relations work and plans to establish a Good Relations Charter in east Belfast this year.

Organiser: EastSide Partnership

11:00 am
15
Sep

Forward Together Podcast Livestream

The Forward Together Podcast by the Holywell Trust interviews people from all community backgrounds, ensuring a diverse range of voices are heard on often challenging subjects. Get involved as this Live Stream will include a panel discussion session.

Organiser: Holywell Trust

2:00 pm
15
Sep

Embracing our Future – Community Wealth Building and Economic Democracy

Trademark presents Joe Guinan VP of the Democracy Collaborative Washington discussing Community Wealth Building as a methodology to build back better in a post covid 19 scenario with references to examples in Cleveland, Ohio, Preston and North Ayrshire.

Organiser: Trademark Belfast

2:00 pm
15
Sep

A talk on The History of Boomhall

A Talk on Boomhall, a Georgian Villa, Stables, Walled Garden and Landscape Parkland occupied in the past by Major Merchant Families engaged in the Emigration and Goods Trades with North America, Caribbean and the Baltic, as well as being major players in administration of India and South Africa.

Organiser: Boomhall Trust

12:00 pm
15
Sep

The politics of identity with Lord Patten

Lord Patten of Barnes’ speech earlier this year in Belfast City Hall to mark the 20th anniversary of the Equality Commission and the NI Human Rights Commission touched on his memories of Dr Ian Paisley when he first came to Northern Ireland, and talks about the reform of policing and Northern Ireland’s changing society.

Organiser: Imagine! Festival of Ideas & Politics

10:00 am
16
Sep

Hope beyond Covid: Where to now for Church Communities?’

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Omagh Churches’ Forum will host an online talk ‘Hope beyond Covid: Where to now for Church Communities,' with two eminent church leaders - The Most Rev Eamon Martin, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland and the Right Rev John McDowell, Church of Ireland Archbishop-elect of Armagh. 

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
16
Sep

From “the Muddy Byways of Fermanagh and Tyrone” to Partition and Two Irish States 1918-22

An online talk by historian Dr Eamon Phoenix exploring the key historical events in Ireland 1918 – 1922. The talk, presented by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in association with Rural Community Network and NI Screen, will include unseen footage of key events including the treaty negotiations and will have particular emphasis on the local personalities in the Fermanagh and Omagh area.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

10:00 am
16
Sep

The ‘State’ of Northern Ireland

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presents a six-week shared history training programme exploring key historical events in Northern Ireland from Home Rule to Partition and the Civil Right Movements. This free programme is delivered online by Martin Snoddon, Northern Spring.

Organiser: Fermanagh & Omagh District Council

7:00 pm
17
Sep

TBUC Ambassadors – Online Workshop

Members of the EA Youth Service TBUC team will facilitate a workshop with the TBUC Ambassadors group to explore the continued importance of Good Relations work in the context of the ongoing global pandemic. Engage in Q&A and reflect on the importance of their role as young people empowered to champion positive change. This is a closed event for TBUC Ambassadors.

Organiser: Education Authority Youth Service

7:00 pm
17
Sep

Sustainable Peacebuilding

Corrymeela and Tearfund invite you to think about how years of trauma have left physical, mental and spiritual scars in our community and how this can be true for those who have chosen to be in the work of recovery and reconciliation. How do we work towards Sustainable Peacebuilding?

Organiser: The Corrymeela Community

7:30 pm
17
Sep

Richard Hayward’s East Antrim Pt2: Remembering Richard Hayward

As part of Good Relations Week, we have been exploring the life of Richard Hayward. You can find out more in this 1½ hour talk recorded at PRONI in October 2014.

Organiser: Mid & East Antrim Borough Council

2:00 pm
17
Sep

Open Doors

A feature talk by two people - one from the nationalist community and one from the unionist community - discussing their work with the Open Doors project. Open Doors works with ex-political prisoners and former combatants.

Organiser: Co-operation Ireland

11:00 am
17
Sep

Ireland’s Secret Societies and Movements

Intercomm presents an online webinar featuring Dr Eamon Phoenix looking at the formation of some of Ireland's most famous secret organisations and shining a light on their formation and how they operate. A 45 minute talk will be followed by a 30 minutes Q&A.

Organiser: Intercomm Ireland

3:00 pm
17
Sep

Good Relations and Knowing Racial History: Embracing a More Just Future’

Irish School of Ecumenics in association with Fermanagh Churches Forum and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council presents ‘Good Relations and Knowing Racial History; Embracing a More Just Future' - an online talk by Dr. Johnston McMaster who is an expert in political and public theology.

Organiser: Fermanagh Churches Forum

10:00 am
17
Sep

Decade of Centenaries Roundtable

A meeting of The Decade of Centenaries Roundtable group which will include a presentation, with discussion afterwards, from Cormac Moore, author of Birth of the Border. This is a registration only event.

Organiser: Community Relations Council

2:30 pm
17
Sep

Stories from the Shadows – Documentary and Discussion

Screening of a unique television documentary, Stories from the Shadows, charting the work of Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality, as it carried out The Memory Project over the course of two years in Northern Ireland and border areas in the Republic of Ireland. The screening will be followed by a post-screening panel discussion.

Organiser: Smashing Times International Centre for the Arts and Equality

2:00 pm
18
Sep

Preparing the ground for cooperation and partnership

St Columb's Park House is hosting an event to officially launch its 25 year strategic plan and they would like to invite groups and organisations who would have an interest in working together towards a common purpose in the future.

Organiser: St Columb's Park House

11:00 am
18
Sep

Breaking down barriers, the evolution of sharing – Kilkeel High School

Shared Education case study. Over 11 years ago Kilkeel High School embarked on its shared education journey with St Louis Grammar school as part of a the Queen’s University Shared Education Programme.

Organiser: Controlled Schools’ Support Council

4:00 pm
18
Sep

Reaching Out

Online interview with Claire Hackett, Falls Community Council; Glen Bradley, Northern Ireland Buisness & Human Rights Forum and Sean Murray, Clonard Residents Association on their experiences of cross community engagement and community outreach. 

Organiser: North Belfast Interface Network

12:00 pm
21
Sep

International Day of Peace: Shaping Peace Together

Join us on International Day of Peace to celebrate and reflect on Shaping Peace Together - focusing on compassion, kindness and hope. Inspirational and motivational poems, prayers and music, from the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum and the 4 Corners Festival representing the diverse faiths and communities across Belfast.

Organiser: PEACE IV at Belfast City Council

11:15 am
21
Sep