Good Relations Week
goes Virtual for 2020
Good Relations Week 2020 is going to be a little different this year.
We have decided to run Good Relations Week 2020 as a free virtual, online experience, running from Monday 14th to Monday 21st September 2020 – and we’d really love you to get involved!
This is a big year for us: celebrating 30 years of outstanding community relations work. So we’re determined to deliver a giant online showcase and celebration of the work of people and communities in creating and sustaining good relations in Northern Ireland.
The theme for Good Relations Week 2020 is Celebrating Our Journey. Embracing Our Future.
We are encouraging local community groups and organisations, statutory bodies and local councils to get involved and host an online event or to create a piece of digital content that will demonstrate the spirit of good community relations in 2020.
This might be an online workshop, a Zoom lecture or panel discussion, a collaborative podcast, a virtual musical or dance performance, storytelling, a work of individual or community art or craft or a photography exhibition capturing the here and now of your community, or your vision for the future.
If you have archive material, it could be a compilation video of film footage, photography, or interviews from our 30-year history.
We need your help, so please get involved in making this year’s virtual Good Relations Week 2020 a modern celebration of Northern Ireland’s diverse culture and heritage.
Are you interested in getting involved?
You don’t need to have a fully-fledged idea yet – if you register your interest, we will email you all you need to inspire your online event for Good Relations Week 2020. It’s that simple.
Never been involved before?
Good Relations Week is all about groups like yours. It wouldn’t be a success without the outstanding efforts of local community organisations, with the support of statutory bodies and local councils.
Here’s what some of them have to say about participating in Good Relations Week:
“We are really looking forward to Good Relations Week 2020! For the past 30 years Community Relations Council has provided investment and support to people and organisations building peace at the local level. They have supported our work at the Irish Football Association from the very beginning and we look forward to continuing to work alongside CRC as embrace the future together.”
Irish Football Association Foundation
“Good Relations Week illustrates the sometimes small but practical steps that many organisations and individuals are taking to help make Northern Ireland a more peaceful and welcoming place as we build united communities together.”
Marie Louise McClarey
Building Communities Resource Centre
“The projects and activities showcased in Good Relations Week are examples of the practical actions which people can take throughout our society to build united communities.”
Mid Ulster Council
“Good Relations Week 2020 is an opportunity to showcase ongoing initiatives and acknowledge the support the Community Relations Council has provided to many organisations during the past 30 years.“
Need grant support for an idea?
The Community Relations Council is committed to providing financial support to local group and organisations to assist them in hosting an online event or to create a piece of digital content as part of Good Relations Week 2020