Mid Ulster Youth Voice matters

Youth work staff and young people will take part together as part of the Mid Ulster Youth voice group to promote Good Relations by engaging in a range of activities and events throughout GR week.

This will include an online social media campaign, addressing cultural barriers, celebrating success and diversity within Mid Ulster and promoting GR within schools and youth settings.

Shared Education in Lurgan schools – a local partnership with a global vision

Presentation: Delivered by Alistair Hamill (Lurgan College), Hannah Murtagh (St Ronan’s College) & Michael Walters (PSNI).

Thursday 23 September at 7.30

How did three pupils from different schools in Lurgan end up on a global stage in San Diego, presenting to a live audience of 19,000 people about their story of peace and reconciliation in the town?

The story behind this is one of vision, partnership, openness and an intentionality to make the most of serendipitous happenings. In this webinar, you’ll hear from some of the people involved in this exciting work. They will tell something of the story that led to San Diego and will reflect on some of the deeper principles that they have learned along the way on how to make reconciliation work for today’s young people. They’ll also give you an insight into what’s next for the pupils involved in shared education and what good relations means in its fullest and widest sense as we face the challenge of the climate crisis in the years and decades ahead.                                     www.lurgancollege.co.uk/sharededucation

To register attendance for this event:

Email: carole.kane@jethrocentre.org

Phone: 028 38325673

Brighter Days Storytime (ages 4-8)

An uplifting storytelling session at Newtownbreda Library looking at themes of love, family, sharing and inclusiveness. This will be followed by seed planting to represent growing together as a community.

Booking for this event is essential. Recommended for children ages 4-8.

To book Tel: 028 9070 1620 or Email: newtownbreda.library@librariesni.org.uk

Young Hearts and Minds Conference 2021

This promotional video for Action Trama’s Youth Conference: Young Hearts and Minds. This is a one-day conference which will be held on the 20th & 21st October at the La Mon Hotel.

Young Hearts & Minds Conference is for everyone who has a passion for the well-being and mental health of children and young people. This is an opportunity to explore how to start the healing process and beat the long-term effects of early trauma, which can have a serious impact on a child’s development, throughout their youth, and into adulthood. These impacts of mental health, happen far and wide across our community and we aim to provide support and resources for those working with vulnerable children and young adults.

Brighter Days Ahead Shared Reading Session

Put your feet up and get comfortable for a relaxed and informal hour of shared reading focusing on positivity and resilience.

This session will encourage conversation and connection prompted by the shared reading experience.

Booking is essential for this event.

For registration contact: karen.woods@librariesni.org.uk

HERe NI Bedtime Stories

Get yourself comfortable with a teddy and join us for a selection of diverse virtual bedtime stories for children.

Our events will help to raise visibility of children and young people who have LBGTQ+ parents or carers.

To register, please email grainne.gibson@hereni.org


Pathways to Peace – Portadown Walking Tour

Walking tour of Portadown, bringing young people across the interface and visiting areas of their town they have never been before.

Young people will see areas of division and contested spaces, reflecting on the relevance of these contested spaces today, and highlighting the importance of the shared spaces that exist

The young people participating will be from different community backgrounds (PUL, CNR and BME), they will be visiting areas of the town they may not have been before and crossing the interface together. Through this walking tour we will identify key areas of division in the town, such as the peace walls, flags, murals, bonfire sites and marching routes, helping young people understand the significance of these and reflect on the relevance of these contested spaces today.

To find out more, contact – aoibhin@youthlink.org.uk or call 02890323217

Visit the Youthlink Website –  http://www.youthlink.org.uk/

Young People Celebrating Diversity Workshop – New Lodge, Belfast

Young people aged 16-24 from Springboard will be hosting the Young People Celebrating Diversity Workshop in the New Lodge, Belfast area and Shankill Road area.

Both workshops will celebrate and promote positive Good Relations work and encourage shared learning within each community. The workshop will be interactive with young people showcasing a diverse range of Good Relations work they have been involved in this year. This will include short animation videos, inspiring personal journeys of change, disability awareness and a celebration of cultural diversity through interactive activities, foods, artwork and lively discussions.

Young people will reflect on their own inspiring Good Relations journeys, barriers they have faced, and creative ways in which they are actively promoting a more inclusive society.

They will highlight the impact Good Relations work has had on them and will encourage participants to look towards Brighter Days ahead through creative letter writing.