Native teams and organizations within the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council space will assist to ship a constructive message that ‘Change Begins With Us’ with a inventive and galvanizing program of cross-community and multi-cultural occasions as a part of Good Relations Week 2022.
Co-ordinated by the Neighborhood Relations Council, Good Relations Week 2022 will run from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 September 2022 with teams and group throughout the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council space shining a lightweight on how they’re constructing a extra sustainable and shared future.
This 12 months’s program of occasions will embody unimaginable face-to-face occasions, partaking on-line occasions and artistic items of digital content material based mostly on the theme for this 12 months’s celebration -‘Change Begins With Us’.
The week lengthy program of workshops, lectures, panel discussions, function talks, podcasts, movie, music and dance performances, storytelling, and exhibitions will give attention to the UN’s Sustainable Improvement Objectives to spotlight the political, social, financial and environmental challenges we face as to area.
Occasions will handle gender inequality, local weather change and the setting, enhancing particular person well being and wellbeing, eradicating poverty and starvation and eradicating obstacles to improved schooling.
They will even showcase the excellent good relations efforts of native communities in delivering peace and prosperity to the area, in addition to addressing all the pieces from sectarianism and racism to shared areas, peace-building and cultural variety.
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Chair, Cllr Barry McElduff stated: “We’re delighted to be supporting Good Relations Week 2022 and it is nice to see so many native teams and organizations from throughout the District changing into actively concerned in a weeklong program of occasions.
Good Relations Week 2022 is a superb alternative to bolster the message that ‘Change Begins With Us’ as we name on native communities to proceed to work collectively to realize a sustainable and shared future for our society.
We hope this week of occasions will showcase the super efforts of native teams and organizations to ship ground-breaking initiatives and initiatives that concentrate on the UN’s Sustainable Improvement Objectives and making a sustained and lasting distinction of their communities.”
Martin McDonald MBE, Chair of the Neighborhood Relations Council, stated: “Good Relations Week 2022 will host tons of of inspiring occasions that may ship a constructive message that ‘Change Begins With Us’ as we shine a lightweight on native teams and organizations of their pursuit of the UN’s Sustainable Improvement Objectives.
“This system of occasions will showcase the creativity and enthusiasm of native teams and organizations of their efforts to realize a greater and extra sustainable future for us all. It can discover how these teams and organizations have made concerted efforts to convey communities collectively, no matter background, tradition, or heritage. It can shine a lightweight on their efforts to deal with necessary points such sectarianism, racism, and different types of identification hatred and inequality, in addition to addressing local weather change, eradicating meals poverty, and enhancing folks’s psychological well being.”
“We stay up for kicking off this very thrilling program of occasions and getting as many individuals as attainable concerned in Good Relations Week 2022.”
Jacqueline Irwin, Chief Government of the Neighborhood Relations Council stated: “The Neighborhood Relations Council is worked up to host our annual showcase of cross group and multi-cultural arts, historical past, music and tradition.
“We wish to thank the entire native teams and organizations throughout the area who’ve helped us put collectively a dynamic program of workshops, lectures, dialogue panels, music and theater performances, exhibitions, archive movies and much extra for folks to take pleasure in.
“Our packed program of face-to-face occasions, partaking on-line occasions and artistic items of digital content material will reinforce the message that ‘Change Begins With Us’ and a collective effort to realize a sustainable future for our society. I might encourage everybody to plan their week of occasions by testing this system at www.goodrelationsweek.com.”
Good Relations Week is supported by The Government Workplace and contributes to delivering the Collectively: Constructing a United Neighborhood Technique.
For extra info on the Good Relations Week 2022 program of occasions go to www.goodrelationsweek.com or preserve updated on Fb and Twitter utilizing the hashtag #GRW22.