One Place, Many People

Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive,  Community Relations Council
Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive, Community Relations Council

Ballymoney is marking this year’s Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week and its theme ‘One Place, Many People’ with a number of events including talks, workshops and artistic performances.

Over 180 events are taking place across Northern Ireland to mark the Week which is in place to celebrate diversity, highlight best practice and consider what it means to share one place as many different people.

Events in Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council include a conference hosted by Stronger Together entitled ‘Cultural Inclusion – Fusion or Illusion’ aimed at those working in the field of ethnic relations and will look at how to further engage members of ethnic communities in community relations work.

Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Executive of the Community Relations Council, said, “There is one message that we hope everyone will get from the Week: Nothing about the future can be taken for granted. The job of learning to live peacefully is not yet done and if we want this place to be positive and inclusive, we all have to play a part in making it so at village, town, city and regional levels.”

Listing ofevents can be found at www.nicrc.org.uk .