Rights Here, Right Now: Young People Using Children’s Rights for Positive Change

Seven leading organisations have organised an event for children and young people to discuss and learn more about the recent concluding observations and recommendations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

The event will also give children and young people a chance to question a panel of people in key roles responsible for making decisions that impact children and young people’s lives.

If you, or any of the children and young people you work with, are interested in attending the event, or you would like more information on the event details, please contact claire@childrenslawcentre.org

Young Men, Masculinities and Imprisonment: An Ethnographic Study in Northern Ireland

You are invited to the launch of ‘Young Men, Masculinities and Imprisonment: An Ethnographic Study in Northern Ireland’ (Palgrave Macmillan) by Dr Conor Murray.


The event will take place on Wednesday 20th September 2023, 5-7pm at Ulster University’s Belfast Campus (BC Building).


Running order for the event:




Wine and canapes Atrium
5.30-5.40pm Welcome by Dr Brendan Coyle


5.40-6pm Young Men, Masculinities and Imprisonment by Dr Conor Murray


6-6.30pm Panel Discussion: Chaired by Dr Brendan Coyle, with panellists Dr Conor Murray (UU), Professor Shadd Maruna (QUB), Fiona Greene (CEO NIACRO), and representation from Department of Justice. BC-03-115









6.30-7pm Q&A, and Close BC-03-115


No Alibis Bookstore in association with Springer Nature are happy to offer a Special Launch Price of £34.99 (RRP £110.00). Please order your copy HERE or visit https://noalibis.com/


Please register for the event: Eventbrite




Seamus Mallon – ‘A Shared Home Place’

The John and Pat Hume Foundation are delighted to announce our third event in honour of Seamus Mallon ‘A Shared Home Place’ at 7.00pm on Friday 22 September 2023 in the Canal Court Hotel, 29 Merchants Quay, Newry, BT35 6HR.

Seamus Mallon was committed to the genuine reconciliation of conflicting traditions using only peaceful means.

The Hume Foundation believe it is vitally important that we recall the generous words in his book ‘A Shared Home Place’ and engage in a positive, inclusive and challenging conversation about people, peace and politics for the next 25 years.

Speakers include:

  • Enda Kenny, former Taoiseach,
  • Dermot Ahern, former Irish Government Minister
  • Ian Marshall, former member of the Seanad,
  • Sharon Haughey, former Lord Mayor of Armagh City & District,
  • Orla Mallon, Seamus Mallon’s daughter,
  • Tim O’Connor, former Irish diplomat.

The discussion will be chaired by Sean O’Rourke, Irish journalist and broadcaster.

Everybody’s Game: Racism Awareness Evening

Through Fresh Start Through Sport programme, young people are coming together to enjoy an evening of football education and fun. Irish FA Foundation Community Relations Officer, Chris Wright, will deliver their Racism Awareness and Equality module ‘Everybody’s Game’, to participants followed by a coaching/game based pitch session and refreshments.

This event will be held at the Newforge Country Club. 

Italian Culture Cafe – PEACE IV

Belfast’s Italian community and contribution to the city will be celebrated in the next of our PEACE IV Culture Café events.

Culture Cafés shine a spotlight on our multi-cultural city and promote a respect and understanding of the different cultures in Belfast.

Italians have been migrating to Northern Ireland since the 19th Century and while numbers are smaller than other communities, the Italians have had a massive impact on Belfast from the docks right over to City Hall.

The first wave of immigrants were skilled craftsmen who used marble and stone to produce intricate patterns on flooring and walls of many of the city’s buildings.

Join this virtual event for an insight into the Italian community looking at the Italian settlement in the Sailortown area of the city. There will also been discussions on Italian cuisine with a special performance of Italian Jazz by Luigi.

  • History of Italians in Belfast/ Sailortown – Terry McKeown (facilitator)
  • Musical performance – Italian Jazz with Luigi
  • The Real Italian Cuisine – pasta making workshop


For more info, contact Kathryn Tweedie at Planned Events.


Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels – Dr Éamon Phoenix

Dr Éamon Phoenix in conjunction with Ann Donnelly of Northern Ireland Screen: ‘Partition and the Birth of Northern Ireland 1920-21: The Story from the Newsreels’

Dr Éamon Phoenix is a political historian, author and broadcaster. He is member of the Irish Government’s Expert Advisory Group on Centenaries. He is the author of Northern Nationalism 1890-1940 and Conflicts in the North of Ireland,  1900-2000. and writes a daily column for the Irish News.

These events will be delivered via zoom.

If you wish to register for any or ALL of the events please  contact sean.mcelhatton@midulstercouncil.org

The year 1921 revisited

“The year 1921 revisited” a presentation and Q&A with Dr Eamon Phoenix, will explore the events leading up to the creation of NI, including the Treaty negotiations.

Dr Phoenix is renowned for his objectivity while exploring historical events.

This will assist in promoting Good Relations due to our shared history and a detailed exploration of key events.

For Zoom link contact conor@intercommireland.com

Community Garden – Reimaged

The Resurgam Trust are opening their Community Garden in Old Warren Estate which celebrates the work of the late Freemen, Ald Ivan Davis OBE, in Lisburn City.

Resurgam will showcase the garden which includes a ‘Tree of Life’ and their mural depicting the book, ‘Conflict to Peace, Our Community Transformation’.

Lisburn PSP deliver Managing Community Change. Community enablers who have made the transition from Conflict to Peace together deliver a programme in community to ensure this transition is used to support community change and in particular young adults. There has been a rise in the number of these groups that support those involved in the conflict and how they have progressed through a period of transition.

A community garden has replaced what was once a paramilitary memorial garden and depicts the front cover of this book, an indication of the journey travelled.

Living With Imperial Legacies: Empires, Racism, Slavery and Colonialism

The Junction presents a Feature Talk followed by a Workshop by Johnston McMaster, facilitated by Maureen Hetherington on ‘Living with Imperial Legacies’.

This event will adopt a community education approach in the exploration of the influences in our lives that have shaped our prejudices and attitudes to others that we see as different and whose cultural identity is perceived as threatening or suspicious.