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Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week 2016 Events

The full programme of Council events is as follows:

Local Community Planning and Section 75

Do you know what Local Community Planning is? Does your group represent any of the Section 75 Groups? Have your say in the Local Community Planning process – tell us what matters to you.

Monday 19th September, 1pm-3.30pm in the Guildhall. (A light lunch will be provided).


Launch of the Foyle Race Equality Forum

Launch of a key organisation in which incorporates Black and Minority Ethnic groups across the Council area in promoting Good Relations among communities in the North West. Come along and learn what the forum does and its’ plans for the future.

Monday 19th September, 4pm-5pm in the Guildhall.


Interface Issues

A showcase of the positive work ongoing in and around interface areas across the City.

Tuesday 20th September, 2pm-4pm, in Tullyally Community Centre, Glendermott Valley Business Park.


Visit to the Somme Heritage Centre

In this Decade of Centenaries, take this opportunity to learn more about the Battle of the Somme and how it affected people here. Buses will leave from both the Strabane and Derry~Londonderry. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so book your space soon! (A light lunch will be provided)

Wednesday 21st September, buses will leave at 9am and return at approximately 4pm.


Funded!

An event to find out about groups and projects funded under DCSDC’s Good Relations Grant Aid programme – come along to hear ideas and network with other groups.

Thursday 22nd September, 2pm-4pm, in the Sollus Centre, Victoria Road, Bready.


CARE ‘ Community And Refugee Encounter’ Interactive Dialogue

This half day event is open to community groups and interested individuals to meet with the Syrian Refugee Families who arrived into the council area in April.  After 4 months living here it is a unique opportunity to hear their stories, perspectives and hopes.  We hear from the Syrian youth and adults on why they came here, what they have experienced here, how they see the situation in Syria and also find out about the wonderful Syrian culture and identity.  100 places maximum for this dialogue based interactive event.  Light lunch included.  Bi-lingual Arabic/English event.  Event delivered in partnership with the NW Migrants Forum and the NW Islamic Association.

Friday 23rd September, Holywell Diversecity Partnership, Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry, 9.30am – 1.00pm             


CARE (Community and Refugee Encounter) Women’s Event

This afternoon event, specifically for women only, is a chance to engage in an exchange of experiences, perspectives and cultures between the Syrian Women’s Community living in Derry~Londonderry, locally resident women from the NW Islamic Association in the council area, and the wider community and womens’ groups.  All women welcome to this unique event which could dialogue around everything from hijabs to Halloween, Eid to Easter!  So if you are keen to learn about Islam, Syria and Refugees, the Syrian women are keen to meet you in a dialogue exchange and learn about local cultures and traditions.  Event delivered in partnership with the NW Migrants Forum and the NW Islamic Association.  100 places maximum for this dialogue based interactive event. 

Friday 23rd September, Holywell Diversecity Partnership, Bishop Street, Derry~Londonderry, 2.00pm – 4.40pm