NI Sport & Human Rights online forum

As part of their ongoing forum multiple speakers will be in attendance to highlight the pivotal role sport can play in human rights.

Irish FA Foundation Community Relations Officer Chris Wright will deliver a virtual presentation highlighting the recent inaugural Hope Cup, where young participants from various communities from across Northern Ireland came together in the name of BT Sports campaign against online hate, Hope United.

2.30pm – 4.30pm

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Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum

Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum Good Relations week event will bring together Forum members with special guest speakers from the Community Relations Council including Chairperson Martin McDonald and Board Member John McCallister. The Intercultural Forum meeting on Thursday 23rd September will also see the launch of the new Newry Mourne and Down Intercultural Forum Blog that will offer advice and information to all communities.

The Intercultural Forum is already contributing to ensure the dissemination of vital information and support to BME communities across the district. The aim of the forum is to adopt a strategic approach to identify the real needs of BME communities living in the district.

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Employment Equality Data – why it matters – BHSCT

A staff briefing for BHSCT Human Resources – Workforce Equality have been working on a new informative resource for staff ‘Employment Equality Data – why it matters’.

This will be shared on Belfast Trust staff briefings.

A Difficult Birth: Northern Ireland 1920-21 – Dr Alan Parkinson

Remembering the Future, Decade of anniversaries.

Autumn Programme of Talks via Zoom 

A Difficult Birth: Northern Ireland 1920-21

Dr Alan Parkinson is a political historian and author. Belfast-born, he is a former Senior Lecturer at London Southbank University and has written numerous books on Modern Irish History including his latest work, A Difficult Birth: The Early Years of Northern Ireland 1920-25 (Eastwood-Dublin)

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.

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Day 1 of 5 – Culture and Identity: 100 years and beyond podcast

In recognition of the UNCRC and children and young people rights to celebrate their culture, NICCY and its Youth Panel looked at the right of the child to explore and celebrate their cultural identity and to recognise the right of others to celebrate theirs.

In the centenary year since the creation of Northern Ireland, members of the NICCY Youth Panel, in partnership with the Nerve Centre and the Making the Future Project, created a series of podcasts, sharing their personal thoughts on culture and identity. This podcast by Ellie is the first of 4 to be shared throughout the week.

The digital content will provide the opportunity for young people to share their thoughts and ideas about culture and identity in the past, in the present and in the future.

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Sexuality in Ireland 1900-2020

‘Sexuality in Ireland, 1900-2020’ will explore the impact and legacy of events surrounding partition on life and society today. The event will offer up viewpoints for the varied aspects of culture and society that have existed in Ireland for over 100 years and help people understand how societal and cultural diversity can be celebrated.

‘Sexuality in Ireland, 1900-2020’ is the first in a series of events from the Nerve Centre’s Creative Centenaries project exploring the legacy of partition and the formation of Northern Ireland.

This event will be chaired by Dr Tom Hulme (Queens University Belfast), featuring a talk titled ‘Gay Life at the Time of Partition, and will feature contributions from Ulster Unionist Party minister and civil rights activist Jeffrey Dudgeon, Sinn Féin councillor and Here NI Coordinator for the LGBT Heritage Project Mary Ellen Campbell, and University College Dublin’s Páraic Kerrigan.

This event is FREE and will be held as a Zoom Webinar. A link to join the webinar will be sent via email ahead of the event.

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