Over 160 events are set to take place as part of this year’s Community Relations and Culture Awareness Week between 18th and 24th September.
A key part of the NI Executive’s Together: Building a United Community strategy, the week is coordinated by the Community Relations Council (CRC) and will showcase activities that take place year-round to build united communities in Northern Ireland.
The Executive Office, The Department for Communities, The Department of Justice and other government agencies are supporting the week, and events are organised by the a wide of bodies, including councils, libraries, museums, community and voluntary groups, and youth organisations.
The Integrated Education Fund’s contribution to Community Relations & Cultural Awareness Week will be a seminar entitled The Role of Education in a Post-Conflict Society, in Parliament Buildings on 20 September, at which international expert, Professor Alan Smith will address an invited audience of politicians, business and community leaders and wider educational stakeholders on how best to build and develop good relations within the current framework of the education system.
Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive of the Community Relations Council, said:
“We have chosen the theme Safe Space, Shared Place to allow us to show how many safe and shared spaces we have here. Not just physical spaces, but space in how we think about each other”.
“We want to draw attention to the work that is going on all the time to broaden and deepen our sense of safety and to create even more spaces that are shared by all of us. The week is an opportunity to showcase the ways in which people are making room for each other and getting involved in helping people feel safe to share sport, drama, film, food, arts, culture, music, debate, talks, tours and everything that can make life good here.”
View or download the Brochure here.
Further information is available at: www.community-relations.org.uk
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