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Launch of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008 by President of Ireland, Mary McAleese
Location: The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
BizLab Seminar on the Business Case for Diversity
It's a Cultural Thing...or is it (A Traveller in Progress), location: Hawk's Well Theatre, Temple St, Sligo. Time: 14:00-16:00, more info:
Meeting with Chinese Community on EY/ID 08, location: NCCRI Board Room. Time: 18:00-19:00
National Youth Arts Project Seminar on EYID08, location: Aras Chonain, Clondalkin. Time: all day event
Strangers to Citizens: The Irish in Europe 1600-1800. An exhibiton looking at Irish emigration to Europe. Location: The National Library, Dublin. For further information contact: 01 603 0277
New Ross Intercultural Dialogue Week
- 4th Feb: New Ross PUBLIC TALK, given by Tomi Rechiental, Holocost Servivor. Time: 19:00-20:30
- 5th Feb: New Ross WORKING TOGETHER WITH YOUNG PEOPLE. Time: 19:00-21:30
- 6th Feb: New Ross CELEBRATING TOGETHER WITH SENIOR CITIZENS. Time: 19:00-21:00
- 7th Feb: New Ross Potluck Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner from 19:00- 21:00
Intercultural Table Tennis Tournament "Uniting Clubs and Immigrant Communities". Location; IWA Clontarf. Time: All day event
Launch of Show Racism the Red Card DVD Education Pack; location: Grand Hotel Malahide, Co Dublin. Time: 2-4pm
Seminar "The Chinese Community in Ireland Challenges for the Future", The Mansion House, Dublin. Time: 10:30-12:30
Intercultural Badminton Tournament, location: Mountpleasant Lawn Tennis Club, Ranelagh. Time: All day event
Elected Representatives and Minority Ethnic Communities in Northern Ireland Seminar, location: Magee Campus, University of Ulster, Derry/Londonderry. Time: 10:00-13:00pm. For further information contact te:02871375523
UCD Islamic Awareness Week: A stroll in our Shoes can you fit in? A wide range of events taking place throughout the week from food festival to fashion shows to talks on history and politics. for further information please contact the UCD Islamic Society on 0857841605
Launch of resource booklet for migrant and refugee parents "Your Child and Schools in Ireland." The booklet will be available in Romanian, Polish, Russian, Lithuanian, Arabic, Chinese and French as well as English. Location: Belvedere College, Dublin Time:6pm. For further information contact: Community Links Project tel 01 814 8644
Launch of HSE Intercultural Health Strategy by Minister for Health, Mary Harney TD. Location: The Roundroom at the Mansion House, Dublin. Time: 11am
"Cultural Mediation in Irish Schools - Learning from other Experiences." Location: Clocktower, Dept of Education and Science. Time: 10-16hrs. For further information contact 01 8782906
Launch of "Cultural Diversity and the Arts Research (2008)"The research will inform the development of a cultural diversity project for the arts and an action plan to support culturally diverse practice into the future. Location: Arts Council, 70 Merrion Square, Dublin. Time: 6pm
Intercultural Training organised by Southside Community Training Network entitled "Knowing me knowing you - working within and across communities." The training is open to indiviudals and community groups interested in and wishing to contribute to the creation of a more inclusive and intercultural society. Location: Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin. Time: 9:30 - 17hrs. For further information contact 01 2090610
International Food Fair organised by Integration of African Children In Ireland (IACI) in collaboration with An Garda Siochana. Location: Dept of Education Clock Tower Conference Hall, Dublin 11-15hrs. For further information contact Yemi Ojo 0864023953
Anti-Racism and Intercultural Awareness Programme for Community Groups in the Newry and Mourne area organised by the Challenge for Change Project in partnership with NCCRI. A one day awareness programme for members of community groups which aims to help participants acquire the necessary awareness to understand and meet the challenges of living and working in a multi-ethnic society. Location: Bagenal's Castle, Newry. Time: 10-16hrs. For further information contact: Justyna McCabe Tel: 02830250799 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop for Primary School Teachers "Intercultural Education in Primary School". The workshop has been developed to support teachers in meeting the challenges of working in an ethnically, culturally and linguistically diverse classroom and school environment. Location: Ozanam House, 53 Mountjoy Square West, Dublin 10-13hrs. Booking is required as places are limited. Contact: Caroline Fahey 01 8148644 or email el.schoolinegration"at"jesuit.ie
Breakfast information meeting: “Qualifications Matter – Opportunities for Integration” The event is organised by NCCRI and the National Qualifications Authority, supported by the Office of the Minister for Integration and is aimed at individuals or groups representing or supporting those who have moved to Ireland and wish to avail of the opportunities to pursue education, training or employment. There will be materials available to take away if you wish to. The National Qualifications Authority is the Irish centre for the recognition of international qualifications, known at Qualifications Recognition – Ireland and are the first point of contact for anyone seeking advice on how their qualifications, gained abroad, compare to the Irish system. The event will take place at 08:30 in Mater Dei Institute, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3. For further information contact: integration"at"nqai.ie or call 018871500
Closing Date of Schools Against Racism Poetry and Short Story competition.
Cultural Diversity Forum organised by Integration of African Children In Ireland (IACI). The forum will discuss the challenges faced by service providers in providing support to migrants (migrant children and families who are legally resident in Ireland). Location: Wynns Hotel, Dublin. 10-16hrs. For further information contact Yemi Ojo, email@example.com or 086 4023953.
An Post launch of European Year of Intercultural Dialogue Stamp by Minister of State for Integration, Conor Lenihan TD and special guests at the Chester Beatty Library at 11am. The launch coincides with the opening of an intercultural dialogue project run by the Chester Beatty Library and Draíocht “Tell Your Story Project.” Funded by the One Foundation, the project will consist of a series of storytelling, drama, music and visual arts workshops for children and families from diverse communities in the Blanchardstown area from March – June 2008. For further information about the launch contact NCCRI 01 8588000 or fionuala"at"nccri.ie, or for information on thhe Tell Your Story project go to www.cbl.ie or www.draoicht.ie
E v a arts exhibition cuarated by Hou Honru. location: Limerick, various venues. For further information contact Paul O Reilly, firstname.lastname@example.org or 061 318240
Ewerewere Igue Festival and Annual Celebration including lectures on Edo cultural heritage, cultural displays of the Binis, music, food, drinks and dance. Location: Green Hill Community Centre, Greenhill, Dublin 12. Time: 15-23hrs. For further information contact 0868953735 or 0863340706.
St Casimir's Fair / Kaziuko Muge. Two day event organised by the Lithuanian community in Ireland featuring music, food and folk crafts fair. Location: People's Park Dun Laoghaire. All day event.
Seminiar: European Intercultural Dialogue - Engaging with each other, communicating with the wider world. Speakers include Philip Watt, NCCRI Director, Eugene Downes, CEO Culture Ireland, Mary Fitzgerald, The Irish Times and Enrique Juncosa, Irish Museum of Modern Art. Location: The Alexander Hotel, Fenian Street, Dublin 2. Time: 18hrs. For further information contact 01 4790352.
Launch of report by Ballymun Intercultural Group "Issues, Challenges and Opportunities faced by Immigrant Communities and Service Providers in Ballymun and Surrounding Areas. Location: Axis Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9. Time: 10:30am. Please RSVP Manus Bree on 01 842 3612 or manus"at"ballymun.org
The Arts Project at Spirasi presents "Navigating Home" a performance piece conveying impressions of what it means to leave one's home and create another, what is lost, what is brought, what is discovered and what is remembered. Location: Irish Aid Centre, O'Connell St, Dublin. There will be performances at 19:00, 20:00 and 21:00hrs. Booking is essential as places are limited to 25 people per show. Please email godonnell"at"spirasi.ie
Africa Centre Moonlight Talks - a series of discussion forums through story telling. The first in the series focuses on the "How the word 'tribe' stereotypes Africa". Stories will be narrated by Africans and followed by group discussion. Venue: Africa Centre, Methodist Church Building, 9c Lower Abbey Street, Dublin. 19-21hrs
Launch of Intercultural and Anti-Racism week to mark UN International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racism. The theme of the week this year is education and an intercultural dialogue toolkit for schools will be available at the launch. Location: European Union House, 43 Molesworth St, Dublin 2. Time: 10:30am
International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
Multi-cultural Day organised by the Islamic Cultural Centre, Clonskeagh, Dublin. 12-17hrs.
Launch of Living Together in Longford - County Longford Intercultural Strategic Plan 2008 - 2011. Minister for Integration, Conor Lenihan T.D. will offically launch the plan. Venue: Temperance Hall, Co Longford. Time: 12:30-14hrs. Please RSVP Noelle at 043 45555.
Conference: "Behind the Veil - Speaking from Muslim Women's Perspectives. Speakers include Batool Al-Toma- Islam and Media, MAry Fitzgerald - Irish Times Journalist, Alicia Gayson - Behind the veil from a Non-Muslim's Perspective, Umm Hisham - Behind the Veil from a Muslim's Perspective, Bridget Tobin - Women's Rights and Islam and Umm Zaknah - Culture and Islam. Venue: The Walton Theatre, TCD, Dublin. Time: 9-16hrs. All Women Welcome. Please RSVP 0851377499 or womenconference"at"hotmail.co.uk
As part of its Intercultural Football Programme, the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) will hold a number of Club Open Day events to promote participation of kids from minority ethnic communities in Sport. The event is free and open to girls and boys aged 6-15 and consists of fun skills based football activities by FAI qualified coaches. All participants will receive a Club Open Day T-shirt and a Certificate of Participation. This is the first of a series of open days. Location: Crumlin United Football Club, Pearse Park Dublin 12. Time 12-16hrs. For further information contact: 01 8999500 or clubopenday"at"fai.ie
Belleek Cultural Fair, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal. Event includes: Ballons Across Borders - Ballon Race starting at Belleek Bridge at 13:30, food sampling, world crafts, music, dance, folk tales from around the world, all in the Hotel Carlton from 14-17hrs.
Mayo Youth Intercultural Event including a drumming and chanting session. Venue: Mayo Intercultural Action Office, Social Services Centre, Castlebar. 14-16hrs with a presentations from 16-17hrs. Booking is essential. Please contact the MIA office on 094 9044511
Intercultural and Anti-racism Week 2007. A week long public awareness campaign with events taking place throughout the island.
Week long events include:
Union of Students of Ireland (USI) Public Awareness campaign
Islamic Awareness Week in Royal College of Surgeons - events include:
- Food Festival in RCSI on 4 April
- Debate on the future of the Muslim Community in Ireland in TCD on 7 April
- Sports Day in DCU on 9 April
For further information go to www.fosisirelandchapter.com
Schools Exhibiton on European Union Countries, Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon
Week long free events in the Nerve Centre Derry/Londonderry including international films documentaries, workships and outreach screenings focusing on around themes such as racism, discrimination, harassment including racist bullying, and issues such as immigration, asylum seekers, forced labour and the exploitation of migrants. Further information on www.nerve-centre.org.uk or call Bernie Mc Laughlin 71373456
Arambe Productions "Through a Film Darkly", Janet Wilson is a young English woman living in a rapidly changing post-independence Ghana with Fenyinka, her Ghanaian husband. Like a duck to water, Janet is settling down nicely as an immigrant in this West African country until the day she crosses paths with John Owusu, a Ghanaian who has a few bones to pick with white people since an experience he had as a student in Britain. Through a Film Darkly asks if it is ever possible for an immigrant, white or black, not to be made feel like an 'inside outsider' in a foreign land. Venue: The Cube, Project Arts Centre. Previews 1-12 April. Matinees 15:15 Wed 9,16 April and Sat 12, 19 April. Bookings call: 01 8819613. Tickets €15 or €13. Preview €12. (concession) Group discounts available. Contact Ross ross"at"project.ie .
Public Meeting on Migrant Rights organised by Waterford Council of Trade Unions. Speakers include civil rights campainger Bernadette McAliskey (formerly Bernadette Devlin) who will discuss how trade unions, community groups and wider civil society can support migrants in their everyday struggles, and Robin Hannon of the Irish Refugee Council who will critically analyse the Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill. Venue: Granville Hote, Waterford. 20hrs
Launch of Equality Reference Guide by Belfast City Council. Location and Time TBC.
Discussion "Muslims in Ireland - Holding Hands Together" organised by RCSI Islamic Society in partnership with NCCRI. Venue: Royal College of Surgeons. Time: 18hrs.
NCCRI and The Equality Commission Northern Ireland present an awards ceremony for the winners of Schools Against Racism Poetry and Short Story Competition. Guests of honor include Michael Longley. Location: Linen Hall Library, Belfast. Time:17hrs.
Celebrating Diversity in Athy- the first anniversay of the Women's Integrated Network of Athy. Venue: The Hunting Ground, Dublin Road, Athy 10-13hrs.
Intercultural Street Carnival taking place at St Louis High School, Rathmines, Dublin 6.
Launch of Intercultural Club 2008 in Cork. The Club is designed to help people from different immigrant groups and Irish People to connect with one another. Venue: Unit 72, Penrose Wharf, Penrose Quay, Cork. Time: 18:30-21hrs. For further information contact Sharon Ni Chonchuir at 087 9151350 or email@example.com
Cultural Connections - A morning to enjoy and embrace cultural difference. Location: Easkey Community Centre. 11-14hrs. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Easkey Family Resource Centre 09649088.
The Sixth North South Intercultural Forum. The theme of the forum is policy and service delivery to support access by minority ethnic communities, including Travellers', to social services and children's services North and South. The forum will examine policy and practice issues that exist in the delivery of appropriate social work services to black and minority ethnic communities and individuals. This builds on the Fifth Intercultural Forum held in November 2007 which reflected on the fact that intercutural dialogue has to date focused in on a health service perspective, and recognised the importance of this being extended to social services, including children's services. The forums are facilitated by NCCRI's North South Initiative 'Synergy.' Location: Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, Dungannon, Co Tyrone. Time: 09:30am. For further information please contact tinu"at"nccri.ie or 0429352730.
The Garda College Intercultural Day including a Diversity Community Fair. Venue: The Garda College, Templemore, Co Tipperary.
Eastern European Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. The event will bring together more than 300 representatives of East European Countries from Estonia to Ukraine and Poland to Kazakhstan together with major Irish financing and business supporting institutions to discuss mutual business opportunities. Location: Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier St, Dublin 11-16hrs. For further information contact Max Stoliarov at 01 87410004 or ms"at"mercapitalcommerce.com. For sponsorship of the event contact Ilia Korolev 0860858364 or Sergey Tarutin 0868636240 email@example.com
National Youth Council of Ireland Seminar "Taking the Initiative on Intercultural Youth Work". Location: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Time: 09:30-13hrs
Women from Minority Ethnic Communities in Ireland - this is the first of a series of roundtable discussions which are taking place nationwide to discuss issues and concerns faced by women from minority ethnic communities in Ireland. Location: Limerick Youth Services, Lower Glentworth St. Time: 10:30-13hrs
Public Meeting with the Minister for Integration Conor Lenihan T.D. and representatives of the Polish Community in Ireland: "Is the Policy of Integration Working in Ireland?" Location: Irish Polish Society, 20 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2. Time: 19:30. All nationalities welcome.
NCCRI in conjunction with representatives of the Polish Community Roundtable Discussion with the Polish Community and Irish Service Providers. The aim of the discussion is to provide an overview of the issues and concerns faced by Polish migrants in Ireland and to look at ways in which Irish service providers can link more effectively with the Polish community. The discussion will focus on employment, training, education, health, community issues and culture. Venue: Wynns Hotel, 35 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin. 14-17hrs. The meeting will be followed by a Cultural Evening bringing together musicans from Ireland and Poland. Venue: The Morrison Hotel, Ormond Quay, Dublin.19:30
Youth 4 Integration Conference - a conference aimed at giving young people from the immigrant community the chance to dialogue on issues that affect them. Location: Wynns Hotel, Dublin, 10-16hrs. For further information please contact: Yemi Ojo, 0864023953
Camogie open day organised by Cumman Camogaiochta na Gael for school children in the local Lucan Sarsfields area. Location: Lucan Sarsfields GAA Club. 10 - 14hrs. For further information please contact: Eve Talbot 085 1128669.
Community Film on Cultural Diversity by the Charleville Women's Group. The aim of the film, which consists of 13 pieces exploring cultural diversity, is to support integration in the community. Location: The School Yard Theatre, Old Limerick Road, Charleville. Co Cork at 19hrs.
‘Smycz’ Teatr Polski Wroclaw(Poland) in association with Axis, Ballymun. Location: Axis Arts Centre, Ballymun. Time: 20:00pm
Corcadorca Theatre Company International Sympoisum on Theatre in non-theatre venues, location: Cork. Time: 20:00pm
Community Relations Week Northern Ireland - a wide range of intercultural activities taking place in each county. Visit www.nicrc.org.uk for further information.
Launch of Health, Faith and Equality Report by Dr Katy Radford, Ombudsman Emily O Reilly will offically launch the report, location: Institute for International Integration Studies, The Sutherland Centre, Trinity College Dublin. Time:11am. Contact: Jackie Scanlan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 2601158
Seminar to discuss draft document "Provision of Education to international students: Code of Practice and Guidelines for Irish Higher Education Institutions." Location: Griffith College, Dublin. For further information contact Orla Browne orla.browe"at" gdc.ie of 01 416 3345
Conference "Racism - Moving Beyond Denial? The conference examines racism, its manifestations and what can be done to tackle it. Keynote speakers include Arun Kundanani Institute of Race Relations, Bernadette McAliskey, South Tyrone Empowerment Project and Dr Robbie Mc Veighm Independent researcher. There will also be a Q&A session with political parties. Venue: Dungannon Campus: South West College. Booking is essential. Please contact Ligia Parizzi on 028 87728650 or ligia.parizzi"at"dungannon.gov.uk
Letters Home Exhibiton at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Co Meath. the exhibition features a collection of letters written by immigrants to someone they have left behind in their own country. The letters capture the experience of what it is to be an immigrant in contemporary Ireland and represent intercultural dialogue through the written word. For further information contact Noel Dowling - email@example.com or 046 9093120.
Understanding and Engaging with the Irish Political System Course for immigrants organised by Comhlámh and the Africa Centre. The course introduces immigrants to the workings of the Irish political system and its institutions to faciliate their greater engagement in Irish society as educators and community actors. The course takes place over two weekends and includes a visit to the Dáil (Irish Parliament) and an opportunity to meet Irish TDs (members of parliament). Venue: Carmelite Centre, Dublin 2. For further information contact Jim on 01 4783490 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Polish May Day organised by Ireland League of Nations. The day will include soccer tournaments for both adults and children as well as live music, entertainment for children authentic Polish food and a soccer coaching session with FAI coaches. Location; AUL Grounds in Clonshaugh. A free shuttle bus will run on the hour from Connolly Station. For further information contact Gil Berkovich 0871311132
Visit of Zambian organisation Sport in Action to Ireland. The group will tour the country along with Poetry Ireland. For further information contact Sari on (01) 668 8869 or email@example.com
CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS FOR WORLD REFUGEE DAY AWARDs. For nomination forms contact The Africa Centre 01 865 6951 or mubarak"at" africacentre.ie
In celebration of Europe Day, Sports Against Racism Ireland (SARI) will launch a special football shirt. Venue: Tbc. For further information contact Sari on (01) 668 8869 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Fair organised by the Women's Group of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland. The fair offers the opportunity to explore the culture, history and traditions of countries from the Mediterranean to the Far East, including free food samples. Admission is free. Venue: Firhouse Community and Leisure Club. 14-18hrs.
An evening to celebrate the success of the Community Links Project. The project ran sucessfully for six years promoting the integration of newly arrived communities and help them become part of the community. Venue: Boardroom of Belvedere College, Great Denmark St, Dublin 1. For further information contact email@example.com or 01 814 8644.
Chinese Cookery Demonstration organised by the Canal Communities Intercultural Centre. The demonstration will include recipes and a taste of all the dishes during the class. Admission is free. Venue: Canal Communities Intercultural Centre, Ring Terrace, Inchicore, Dublin 8. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 4537239.
International Conference Organised by the Office of the Minister for Integration "Platforms for Intercultural Dialogue." Venue: Dublin Castle Conference Centre.
Information meeting with the National Qualifications Authority on having foreign qualifications recognised in Ireland organised by the Nigerian Assocation. Venue: Days Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway at 14hrs.
Global Fair organised by the Women's Group of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland. The fair offers the opportunity to explore the culture, history and traditions of countries from the Mediterranean to the Far East, including free food samples. Admission is free. Venue: Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge Road, Dublin 15. 14-18hrs.
Supporting Immigrant Parents - Best practice and lessons from research. Conference organised by the ISPCC. Venue: The Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan. For further information contact Fiona Dwyer, fdwyer"at"ispcc.ie.
Club Open Day organised by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI)- open to all but with a special focus on encouraging children and parents from minority ethnic or cultural backgrounds to get involved in football. Venue: Corduff Sports Centre at 11am. For further information contact Mick Pender on 087 1273258 or email@example.com
AkiDwA Conference "African Women Creating and Shaping Change: A celebration." The conference marks Africa Day and highlights the role, contribution and impmact African women have made economically, politically and socially in Africa and Ireland. Three female African Ambassadors to Ireland (Kenya, South Africa and Lesotho) have been invited to present on the day, a panel discussion will follow. The booklet Understanding Gender Based Violence - An African Perspective will also be launched. Venue: Irish Aid Volunteering Centre, O Connell St, Dublin 1. For fruther information contact Monica McMahon on 01 8148582 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6th Africa Centre Annual Lecture. Venue: Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre, O Connell Street Dublin from 19 -21hrs. For further information contact The Africa Centre on 01 865 6951
Launch of the Meath Festival of Cultures 2008 at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan at 12:30pm
Céili Night - an evening of Irish music and dance including an opportunity to learn some basic Irish set dancing. Venue: St Michael's Parish Centre at 20hrs. Entrance is free. For further information contact clare"at"canalintercultural.ie or 01 4537239
Moving Worlds: Cinemas of Migration - an 8 week film series with accompanying workshops highlighting comparative stories of migration and the politics of collaboration shaping transcultural film production. The event is an initiative of the Forum on Migration and Communications(FOMACS). Admission is free and open to all. Tickets can be reserved by contacting Dr Rashmi Sawhney, tel 01 4023108 or email email@example.com
Conference: "Managing Diversity and Respecting Our Differences: Modern Challenges for Ireland and Canada organised by the Social and Policy Research Institute of the University of Ulster and the Canadian Studies Research Programme. The event will bring together major Canadian and Irish theorists, practitioners, academics and policy makers to discuss matters of mutual concern in Canada (north and south) relating to policy on diversity. Location: Loughview Suite, University of Ulster Jordanstown.
Kanda Bongo Man Live in Celebration of Africa Day. Location: The Ambassador Theatre, Dublin 1. Tickets available from Ticketmaster or at The Africa Centre on 01 865 6951.
Global Fair organised by the Women's Group of the Islamic Foundation of Ireland. The fair offers the opportunity to explore the culture, history and traditions of countries from the Mediterranean to the Far East, including free food samples. Admission is free. Venue: St Michael's Parish Centre, Emmet Road, Inchicore. 14-18hrs.
Mayo Intercultural Action celebration of Africa Day with a unique opportunity to listen to African songs and music and sample food from a wide variety of different African countries such as Ghana, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Algeria, Morocco and South Africa to name but a few. Venue: Social Services Centre, Castlebar 17-19hrs. For further information contact MIA on 094 9044511.
Africa Day. Events taking place nationwide to highlight the cultural, political and social life of the African Continent. For further information go to www.irishaid.gov.ie/africaday2008
Best Practice in Provisions of Services to Asylum Seekers - seminar organised by Sonas Mainstreaming Group to highlight current practice as well as look at challenges in provision of services. Venue: Carmelite Community Centre, Dublin 2, 10:30 -16hrs
Lithuanian Cookery Demonstration organised by the Canal Communities Intercultural Centre. The demonstration will include recipes and a taste of all the dishes during the class. Admission is free. Venue: Canal Communities Intercultural Centre, Ring Terrace, Inchicore, Dublin 8. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 4537239.
Launch of Placeways - a video installation influenced by global and personal displacement. The film is the result of a collaborative art project involving asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from SPIRASI who worked with artists Christopher Harrington and John Travers. Venue: thisisnotashop, 26 Benburb St, Dublin 7 (Luas Line b/t Museum and Smithfield Stops) at 18hrs. For further information contact Jennifer Carberry 01 8389664 or email@example.com
Engaging Minority Groups of Young People in Youth Work - a one day workshop organised by Youth Work Ireland to explore practical ways of engaging young people from minority groups including LGTB young people, young people with a disability and young people from minority ethnic communities. The workshop is aimed at anyone within the youth work sector who is currently involved in, planning to become involved in working with young people from minority groups and wishes to improve their effectiveness in engaging them in youth work provision. The workshop costs €70. Venue: Cassidy's Hotel, Dublin. For further information contact Fran Bissett, Youth Work Ireland on 0108729933 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Madaraka Day Celebrations organised by the Kenya Society of Ireland (KENSOI). Madaraka commemorates the day Kenya attained internal self-rule. Venue: The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1. 20hrs to midnight. For further information contact Binta Obola on 0868312721 or email@example.com
Galway African Film Festival featuring films from Senegal, Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria and Chad. All day from 12pm at Galway Town Hall Theatre.
Cumann Cumann Let's Stick Together - a club open day for girls interested in learning camogie but with a special focus on promoting participation of girls from minority ethnic communities in the sport. Venue: St Brigids school, Blanchardstown. For further information contact Eve Talbot, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0851128669
AkiDwA seminar on domestic violence. The seminar aims to highlight challenges faced by African/Migrant women in accessing support services, facilitate service providers determine the kind of assistance they require in order to provide a culturally appropriate service to African/Migrant women and review safety options for African/Migrant women who find it challenging to leave an abusive relationship as well as the legal options and aspects available in addressing domestic violence. Venue: Clarion Hotel, Lapps Quay, Cork City.
French Cookery Demonstration organised by the Canal Communities Intercultural Centre. The demonstration will include recipes and a taste of all the dishes during the class. Admission is free. Venue: Canal Communities Intercultural Centre, Ring Terrace, Inchicore, Dublin 8. For further information contact email@example.com or 01 4537239.
Filipino Independence Day Celebrations - celebrating 110 years of independence. Location: St Anne's Park, Raheny. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0877625297.
Thai Culture Family Day - Thai food tastings, demonstrations of Thai dance, talks about Buddhism. Venue: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, 14-16hrs. For further information contact email@example.com or 01 4070750.
Cross Border Partnerships within Multi-Cultural Communities…A shared vision. The conference will explore key issues surrounding living and working in a diverse community. Featuring a wide range of speakers and discussion sessions, this conference will look at best practice initiatives across the PSNI, the Garda Siochána and other voluntary statutory and community organizations when dealing with cross border policing and community liaison. The event also aims to enhance cross-border and community partnerships to increase knowledge, understanding and respect through techniques and strategies aimed at the successful integration of multi-cultural group in the North West. Venue: City Hotel, Derry. To register visit www.event-ful.co.uk/sharedvision or contact Julie Corey on 028 90434320 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Intercultural Event as part of the Dublin LGTBQ Pride Festival 2008 - Meeting of the Gay International Group (GIG) for an evening of Cosmopolitan Fun. Speakers include Senator David Norris. Venue: Outhouse, 105 Capel St, Dublin. For further information please contact Kieran on 01 873 4999
World Refugee Day Awards Ceremony. The awards highlight the positive contribution that asylum seekers and refugees and the local communities have made in the integration process and are a way of reflecting the positive interaction between people across Ireland. Location: Atrium Offices, Dublin City Council 19hrs.
Catalytic Cultures? From Arts Practice to Arts Policy. A Satellite Round Table Meeting co-hosted by The Arts Council and the European Cultural contact point in partnership with CREATE, Project Arts Centre, Culture Ireland and NCCRI. What happens to both the creation of art and the systems which form its environment when people from various cultures interact? This and many other questions will discussed at the three day event which will also feature performances by artists Robin Deacon and Jiva Parthipan. The event coincides with the “We are Here 3.0” Festival curated by the Project Arts Centre and The Dublin Docklands. Tickets for the festival are free to participants at the roundtable meeting. Venue: Project Arts Centre Dublin. For further information visit www.ietm.org
Launch of Alter Ego Art Competition - this is one of the EU Flagship projects of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The Irish launch will take place in European Union House, 43 Molesworth Street, Dublin at 17:30.
Fundraiser Event for Intercultural Club in Cork including table quiz, music, comedy, circus acts and poetry. Entry is €5 at the door. Venue: An Spailpín Fánach Bar, South Main St, Cork 19hrs.
Intercultural Sports, Health and Recreation Day including Sports challenges, club connections, treasure hunts and lots of fun. There will also be information stands and a meeting of key sports and recreation players in the area. Venue: Royal College of Surgeons, York Street, Dublin. Time 11- 17hrs. For further information please contact Des Tomlinson on 086 8590524 or email@example.com
Women from Minority Ethnic Communities in Ireland "Having Our Voices Heard" - this is the third of a series of roundtable discussions which are taking place nationwide to discuss issues and concerns faced by women from minority ethnic communities. Location: Mullaghmatt Family Resource Centre, Monaghan,Co Monaghan 10:30-13hrs. For further information contact Fionuala Cregan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 858 8000
Belfast Carnival Seminar: "The changing context for Carnival in Belfast." The seminar, which will discuss the role of carnival as a means of creating multicultural and intercultural space in the city, is organised by the Beat initiative, Belfast City Council, South Belfast Roundtable and Community Arts Forum. Venue: The Equality Commission, 7-9 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast. 13:45 - 16hrs. For further information contact Helen at email@example.com or 90460863
Youth Festival for young people and youth groups in Bluebell, Inchicore and Rialto organised by the Canal Communities Project Regional Youth Service. The festival this year has an intercultural focus and new community families are particularly welcome. For more information contact CCRYS on 01 4738439
Intercultural BBQ - a cook off with teams representing different countries competing for hte title of Best BBQ Griller in the West. For further information contact Ernest Bishop at Galway City Partnership
"Killarney Le Cheile" Intercultural Festival The event will feature songs, music and dance from Ireland and other parts of the world; Stalls from various countries displaying their respective food, costumes, handicrafts, etc.; an exhibition hosted by Concern of families from different parts of the world; Sports and games, bouncy castle, face painting. As part of "KIllarney Le Cheile" Intercultural festival, a five day "Global Children's" Summer Camp will also be held from 30th June - 4th July - please book in advance as limited places available .For more information contact Marilyn Catapat-Counihan on 064 20705.
BBQ and Art Picnic organised by the Irish Chinese Culture and Sport Organization in collaboration with the artists of the Ni Hao-Dia Dhuit cross cultural art project. Venue: Irish Museum of Modern Art's studios, Royal Hospital Kilmainham 13-17hrs
FESTAFRIQUE 2008 includes Art Exhibition, an African market, live music and a discussion forum on Integration of Africans and Irish of African descent within the Irish workforce with an emphasis on youth integration.
Flavours of Home
The Social Inclusion Unit, South Dublin County are currently working with poet, fiction writer and journalist Eileen Casey with a view of publishing ‘Flavours of Home’ in November, 2008.
A number of creative writing workshops will be organised, facilitated by Eileen Casey at:
- Tallaght Library: Tuesday, 15th July: 2:30-4pm
- South Dublin County Council Offices, Clondalkin Village: Wednesday, 16th July 11.00-2.00pm
- Lucan Library - Tuesday, 22nd July: 2.00-3:30pm
Flavours of home will be a cookbook with a difference. Together with delicious recipes from various parts of the world, memories connected to the preparation and eating of the food will be included. Through these intimate family portraits, the unique cultural and spiritual wealth of each individual community will emerge. Food is a great source of communal sharing of ideas and customs and is a great starting point for dialogue.
A selection will be made from the material gathered arising from these workshops. The cover of book will be drawn from open competition through schools so that young members of our communities will also be able to explore this theme.
We will be delighted if you could bring a small sample of the food which generates memories of home and the recipe.
If you are interested in attending any of these workshops please email firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 086 3803060/01 4149000 ext 3366.
Family Day out in Farmleigh including visit to Farmeligh house and garden, picnic and games for children and adults organised by the Canal Communities Intercultural Centre. This is a free event although spaces are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis. For further information contact email@example.com or 01 453 7239
Irish/Malian Concert - a night celebrating Irish and African musical connections featuring Afel Bocoum and Alikbar, Liam O’ Maonlaí, Paddy Keenan and Tinariwen. The concert will feature music from the documentary “Dambé – the Mali Project” which was screened and came runner up in the audience award at the Dublin International Film Festival 2008. The Filmakers, Luachra Productions and POD concerts and TBCT are staging the concert in meeting house square with both the Irish Musicians from the film and the Malian musicians they collaborated with. Tickets are €10 and on sale only at the Temple Bar Information Centre, 12 Eustace Street, Dublin 2. All Profits will go towards the Tuaret fund for development Taghreft Tinariwen and the Hospital of Niafunké (hometown of Afel and Alikbar). The concert is supported by NCCRI and DEIS/Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland.
Meath Festival of Cultures. Celebrating world cultures, the festival will be host to three international events: the ever popular Min-World-Cup soccer tournament for men, the Mini-Olympics for children and an International Talent Contest for all age groups. Along with the competitions, there will be an array of other activities including ethnic music, dance, drama, arts & crafts, food and children’s entertainment. Festival Ambassador, Paul McGrath will officially open the event and will be present throughout the day to meet the public and to hand out prizes to the competition winners. The festival is organised by Meath Local Sports Partnership and RAPID Navan with assistance from Cultúr and Citizens’ Information Centre. It is funded by Meath County Council, St Stephen’s Green Trust and the Reception and Integration Agency. For more information contact the Festival Co-ordinator, Deirdre Patel on 087 759 2320 or visit the website www.meathfestival.ie
First annual Africa Day Awards organised by Metroeireann. The purpose of the evening will be to promote and celebrate linkages and relationships of solidarity between individuals and organisations in Ireland and in the countries of Africa. As part of this celebration, there will be a lecture on the Contributions of Irish Missionaries to Africa. The proposed Keynote Speaker is Chief Emeka Ojukwu - a well-known Nigerian politician, businessman and former Biafran Leader. Location: Dublin Castle, 18hrs. For further information, please contact Sara Huff on 01 878 3223 / 878 3441
John Hewitt International Summer School, Co Armagh. The theme of this year’s School, “Let there be no Wall” focuses on migration and interculturalism. The event will be opened by Ambassasdor for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue Anna Lo. MLA. For further information go to www.johnhewittsociety.org
Women from Minority Ethnic Communities in Ireland "Having Our Voices Heard" - this is the fourth of a series of roundtable discussions which are taking place in Ireland north and south to discuss issues and concerns faced by women from minority ethnic communities. Location: Donegal Traveller Project Centre, Pearce's Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. For further information contact Fionuala Cregan, firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 858 8000 or Tinu Achioya 042 9352730 or email@example.com
Seminar organised by Donegal Traveller Project: Building positive relationships between the media and Traveller and other ethnic minorities in Donegal. Guest Speakers include Professor John Horgan – Press Ombudsman, Martin Collins – Assistant Director – Pavee Point, National Traveller Organisation and Eamonn McCann – Journalist, Author and Political Activist. Venue: The Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny, Co Donegal 11-13hrs.
Parnell Society Summer School 2008 - this years summer school will concentrate on education to mark the centenary of the Irish Universities Act and includes a number of discussions centering on some of the main contemporary issues in education such as the place of religions schooling, the impact of the "New Irish" on education and the politics of education in Northern Ireland. Speakers include Minister of State for Integration Conor Lenihan TD, Philip Watt NCCRI Director and Professor Aine Hyland, UCC. For further information go to www.parnellsociety.com
1000 Families exhibition organised by Concern Worldwide as part of the Building Unity Through Diversity Project. The exhibition which has been showcased in Dublin and Cork will travel to Belfast in August 2008. A number of events will take place around the exhibition including a Family & Cultural Day, a seminar discussing equality in the workplace and another seminar disucssing the perception of Africa in the media. For more information go to www.buildingunity.eu
Festival of World Cultures Dun Laoghaire - a feast of arts and culture with concerts and club nights, fairs and markets, dance, street events, workshops and much more. For more information visit www.festivalofworldcultures.com
Polish Irish Family Day to coincide with the final game of the 2008 Emerald Hoops International Basketball series. The Family Day forms part of South Dublin County Council schedule for the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. There will be plenty of entertainment available for children, with face painting, polish dancing (including classes), and some basketball practice is also on the agenda. It will be an informative afternoon with general information available on Poland and the chance to listen to the excellent Polish bands currently residing in Ireland. The event will provide the perfect build-up to the final game of the 2008 Emerald Hoops International Series, where the senior men from Ireland will take on their Polish counterparts at 16hrs. This year's event will see Notre Dame participating in the inaugural Emerald Hoops international series alongside the senior international men's teams from Ireland, Poland and Iceland. The Notre Dame team will travel to Ireland on foot of another successful season in US college basketball. Venue: National Basketball Arena, Tallaght from 14-16hrs. For further information please contact Maria Finn at South Dublin County Council firstname.lastname@example.org
Intercultural Storytelling Event with music and dance organised by the Africa Centre and the Integration of African Children in Ireland (IACI). A fun and entertaining afternoon for families! Venue: Africa Centre, Methodist Church, Abbey St, Dublin 1. 15-17hrs. For further information contact:email@example.com or 01 865 6951
Calypso Productions & Tower of Babel present "Fairytaleheart" by Philip Ridley in celebration of European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2008. A play inspired by young people and the young at heart !
A boy called Gideon is painting a fairytale backdrop in a candle-lit room. His objective is to transform this drab and dreary place into a magical theatre where he can create an alternative imaginary universe for himself; a girl called Kirsty meets him there. Initially they are at odds with each other but gradually the two young people begin to discuss their families and various problems associated with growing up. The play appeals to all age, particularly young people and features Keith Burke a young Irish actor and Joanna Sieracka a young Polish actress and member of Calypso’s Tower of Babel Intercultural Youth Group.
Venue: Project CUBE, Dublin at 20:15. 6 Performance ONLY. Tickets €10/€8 concessions available from Project Arts Centre Box Office: 01 881 9613/14. For more information about Calypso Productions and the Tower of Babel please visit www.calypso.ie or contact Claire McEwen, Company Manager on 01 679 2236.
The Talent Spectrum: Managing across the boundaries. This conference is hosted by the Public Appointments service and the Employer's Diversity Network and will feature key note speakers from public and private sector organizations in Ireland, Canada and the UK. The speakers will provide an overview of how the available workforce is changing and how this will impact on the way in which organizations attract, manage and retain people with the skills and talent that they need. Venue: Clontarf Castle, Dublin. For further information please contact Claire Nolan on 01 8587626 or visit www.publicjobs.ie.
7th North South Intercultural Forum. The theme for this Forum will focus on reporting and monitoring racist incidents and the support for victims. A number of key speakers from Government, agencies and leading NGOs working in this field North and South will make an input. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion. The Forum usually attracts 60/65 participants from across a range of sectors North and South. If you wish to participate in this event please send your details to: Tinu Achioya, Administrative Officer, NCCRI, SYNERGY North South Intercultural Initiative, 2/3 Jocelyn St, Dundalk Co Louth, E: firstname.lastname@example.org or from T: 042 935 2730.
Sports Against Racism in Ireland (SARI) SOCCERFEST 2008. This is the 12th annual fun filled event for young people and this year in addition to soccer will include GAA hurling/football,athletics and tag-rugby. There will be male and female tournaments and teams should consist of no more than 10 players. Teams should register for the event by 18th August. For further information and an application form, contact SARI on 01 6688869 or email@example.com
Challenge of Change - a major cross border conference examining the challenges for the public and the community and voluntary sectors arising from extensive inward migration to Ireland, North and South. Speakers include Terry Waite. Venue: Park Inn Hotel, Dundalk, Co Louth 9:30-16hrs. For further information please contact Taucher McDonald, Louth County Council 042 9324225 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Global Fair on Culture Night in Dublin. To celebrate European Year of Intercultural Dialogue a global fair will be held in Temple Bar enabling passers by to learn about the History, Culture and Traditions of countries from the Far East and Asia to Africa and Latin America. Stalls presenting crafts, music, books and exhibitions will line Cow's Lane from 17-20hrs. For further information go to www.culturenight.ie
Via Dolorosa - a play by David Hare based on his travels to Israel exploring the landscapes, ideologies and emotions of the region as well as the values and beliefs of Western Civilisation. Venue: Half Moon Theatre, Cork. For further information contact Caroline Sullivan on 021 4905207 or email@example.com
Opportunities and Challenges: Minority Ethnic Communities and Development Education in Ireland is the theme of the Irish Development Education Association (IDEA) annual conference. The aim of the conference is to develop a mutually effective dialogue between the development education sector and minority ethnic communities in Ireland as well as to assess the impact of minority ethnic communities on development education. Keynote speakers are Beni Oburu, Founder of Cultural Links and Eric Yao, Coordinator of the Africa Centre. Venue: Clarion Hotel, IFSC 9:45-16:30. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Towards an Intercultural Education Strategy - A one day conference organised by the Department of Education and Science in partnership with the Office of the Minister for Integration and the NCCRI. Keynote speakers include Mr Batt O'Keefe, TD, Minister for Education and Science and Mr Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister for Integation. Presentations of new research undertaken by the ESRI, the OECD and the Department of Education School Inspectorate will also be made. Places are limited and by invitation only. For further information contact Kate Morris on 01 858 8000 or email@example.com
Launch and Opening Ceremony of the Iraqi-Irish Society - the event will include food, music, dance, cultural presentations and gifts for children. Venue: The Teachers Club, Parnell Square, Dublin. For further information please contact Hyder Aswad on 085 72789979 or Hyder_Aswad@dell.com
Cork Multicultural Open Door Festival. A one week festival of events celebrating cultural diversity in Cork including art and photography exhibitions, food tastings, singing and dance workshops, film screenings and much more.
Launch of Research Report “Developing Quality Cost Effective Interpreting and Translating Services for Government Service Providers in Ireland.”The report is the result of research funded by the Office of the Minister for Integration and managed by the National Consultative Committee on Racism and Interculturalism (NCCRI). Venue: Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 14hrs. RSVP to Zoe Thompson – email: firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 01 8588000. Please inform Zoe of any access or other requirements, including the need for an interpreter.Places are limited
The Challenges of Integration in Post Celtic Tiger Ireland is the theme of a conference, organised by the Immigrant Council of Ireland. Among the speakers will be Mr Nickey Brennan, President of the GAA, Dr Lawrence Lee, ICI Board Member and businessman, Mr Danny McCoy, Director of Policy at IBEC, Mr Jim Power, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist at Friends First and Professor Rita Suessmuth, President of the German Parliament. Venue: Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St, Dublin. For further information, please contact Ruth Evans, email@example.com or 01 645 8048.
Launch of research report "Building Integrated Neighbourhoods: Towards an Intercultural Appraoch to Housing Policy and Practice in Ireland." The report is the result of research funded by the National Action Plan Against Racism and the Department of Environment and Local Government and managed by NCCRI. The report will be launched at the Annual Housing Practioners Conference in the Sheraton Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.
To mark European Year of Intercultural Dialouge, Minorities, Crime and Justice is the theme of the 11th Annual Conference of Criminal Justice Research and Development (ACJRD). The conference will provide an opportunity and a forum to reflect, review and debate the presence or absence of "tolerance and respect" for various categories of minorities who encounter the Irish Criminal Justice System as either victim or offender. The conference will bring together professionals, agencies, practitioners, academics and community workers from a wide range of disciplines from within the the Criminal Justice area whose expertise, experience, work and energies are focused on ensuring equal opportunities and non-discrimination for all. Venue: Tower Hotel Dublin, Tallaght. For further information please contact Geraldine Comerford on 01 6174864 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Day: Museums and New Communities
How has the new demographic landscape of Ireland been reflected in Irish Museums and galleries? What are the issues involved in broadening our understanding of community access to include newly arrived, and existing migrant communities? Have we as a sector focused on telling ‘our story’ to the exclusion of other historical narratives? What practical steps can we take to engage new communities and encourage their participation in the preservation of our shared material and intangible patrimony? These and other questions will be discussed at this one day Training for policy makers, educators, curators, tour guides, and anyone interested in advancing intercultural understanding through our cultural institutions. The training costs €15 for members of the Irish Museums Association and €25 for non-members. Venue: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin at 09:30. For further information contact Carla Marrinan at 01-6633579 or email email@example.com.
Cork Festival of Jewish Culture. The two day festival will include a klezmer dance and yiddish song workshop led by London based dancer Vivi Lachs with musical accompaniment by the Klezmer Klub, concerts by Irish based Klezmer groups: The FireFlies, Yurodny and the North Strand Klezmer Band. There will also be a talk on the history of the Jewish Community in Cork by UCC Professor Dermot Keogh and a screening of a film about the Jewish Community in Ireland “Shalom Ireland.” Venue: University College Cork. Concert tickets cost €10/ €15. For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 3037623
Cleraun Media Conference: Facing the Challenges, Professional Integrity. To mark European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, a module of the conference will focus on "Reporting on Ethnic Minorities: Islam, Ireland North and South" with speakers David Gonzalez of the New York Times, Mary Fitzgerald of the Irish Times and Minister Jeffrey Donaldson, MP, MLA. Other modules will focus on Standards, Public Service Broadcasting and Investigative Journalism. Venue: Cleraun University Centre, Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Prior registration is required. For further information contact 01 2881734, 086 8596052 or email@example.com
Mini World Cup Tournament and Food Fest organised by the Information and Support Unit for New Communities, Waterford Sports Partnership and the Football Association of Ireland. Venue: Villa Grounds, Poleberry, Waterford City. For further information contact Beverly on 051 852564
Intercultural Dialogue and Adult Education - a conference organised by Aontas - the National Adult Learning Organisation. The conference will explore the concept of intercultural dialogue in the context of a rapidly changing Europe and in the Irish context. It will showcase the role of adult and community eduction in promoting intercultural dialogue through examples of good practice. Speakers include Minister for Lifelong Learning Sean Haughey, TD and Basy Quraishy, President of the European Network Against Racism. Venue: Grand Hotel Malahide, Co Dublin. 08:30 - 16:30. For further information go to www.aontas.com/conferences
Encouraging Diversity in Volunteering. A one day seminar organised by volunteering Ireland. This one day course is aimed at anyone who involves or plans to involve volunteers in their work. The course is aiming at exploring the issues of diversity and inclusion in volunteering primarily focusing on cultural, educational and social background issues. The course will look at issues such as understanding diversity, its implications and benefits, how diversity in volunteers can strengthen an organisation and look at practical strategies for managing diversity. Venue: Coleraine House, Colearaine St, Dublin 7. The training costs €100/€125/ For further information contact Zsé Varga, Training Programme Manager Volunteering Ireland, 18 Eustace Street, Dublin 2 (01)636 9455
Integration: a process, not a problem, a European Conference on the issues surrounding Migration and the Integration Process in Northern Ireland organisede by the South Tyrone Empowerment Programme. Day one will look at the Political and Practical aspects of Integration and Day two will look at Integration from an academic perspective. For further information go to www.stepni.org or call 028 87729002
Community Development and Intercultural Dialogue - an international conference to examine the role and contribution of community development in the creation of an intercultural society. The conference will feature international and Irish speakers, field visits, a cultural showcase and more. Venue: Dublin Castle, Dublin 2. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hard Gospel Intercultural Training - training days for church members interested in acquiring the necessary awareness to understand and meet the challenges associated with living and working in an ethnically diverse society. Venue: Calry Parish Church, Co Slig. 10-16hrs. This is the first of series of trainings organised by Hard Gospel - the next trainings will take place in Down, Dublin and Limerick City. For further information go to www.hardgospel.net.
Shaping Interculturalism in Youth Work. A conference hosted by the National Youth Council of Ireland to discuss the challenges and barriers facing the youth sector as it embraces interculturalism as well as to showcase examples of successful youth projects. Venue: Crown Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin 9. For further information or to register contact Lisa Hyland on 01 4784122 or email@example.com