Lisburn City Council's Good Relations Officer David Mitchell (front row, far right) and alr David Archer (front row, third right) join Tony McCusker Community Relations Council Chairman at the launch of Community Relations Week at Belfast City Hall, organised by the Community Relations Council. Pictured with the Flags of Hope to launch Lisburn's Community Relations Week events are (back row) Maria Wilson and Ken Duncan from the lFA with John Hastings from the Spirit of Enniskillen. Also pictured are (front row left) Jose Mathew Lisburn Malayalee Association and Bevin 0'Donnell-Anderson from the Spirit of Enniskillen
LISBURN is hosting a number of events to support Community Relations Week, which takes the theme Time 2 Change the Conversation?'
Five events are planned locally from April 26 to May 2 including the launch of the Lisburn Black and Minority Ethnic Youth Project, two football focus events, a radio discussion and an Indian festival.
The SEELB youth section launch the Lisburn Black and Ethnic Minority Youth Project at Lisburn Library on Monday, April 26 at 4.00pm. This three year project aims to provide young people from the black and ethnic minority communities with the skills and confidence required for them to play a greater role in civic society.
Lisburn City Council is hosting The Good Relations and IFA Grass Roots Development Programme will take place at the Island Civic Centre on Tuesday April 27 from l0.00am to 4.00pm. It will include a screening of the film 'Green and White Army', workshops on sectarianism in sport, sporting activities and guest speakers from the IFA and GAA.
The Irish Football Association is hosting a Football for All Youth Conference at the Island Civic Centre on Wednesday April 28 from 9.30am to 4.00pm.
Beyond Skin are hosting a radio discussion The Magnetic North Radio Forum' for young people and guests representing different countries on Thursday April 29, at 10.00am.
Lisburn Indian Malayalee Association are holding a Great Indian Cultural Diversity Festival at Trinity Methodist Church Hall on Saturday May 1 from 11.00am to 6.00pm. The festival will present Indian classical dances, cinematic, fusion dances and modern Bollywood dances along with local Irish dances and Irish flute bands.
CRC chief executive, Duncan Morrow said: "Young people are key to shaping a shared future and they are an important part of many of the events happening throughout Community Relations Week."
For more information on the Lisburn Black and Minority Ethnic Youth Project launch contact Matt Milliken 9056 6961; on the Good Relations and IFA Grass Roots Development programme contact David Mitchell or Ken Duncan 9250 9492; on the Football for All Youth Conference contact Maria Wilson 9068 8427; on the Beyond Skin radio forum contact David Mitchell 078 7775 6987; on the Great Indian Cultural Diversity Festival contact Jose Mathew 077 3056 3756.
A full listing of Community Relations Week events can be found at www.nicrc.org.uk and printed programmes can be obtained from local libraries.