Small Worlds Café virtual event promotes Good Relations in the Borough
Thu, August 26, 2021
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Good Relations Team is hosting an online Small Worlds Café to mark Good Relations Week 2021.
Facilitated by the Belfast Friendship Club, the virtual meet up on Wednesday 22nd September from 7pm to 9pm aims to open up conversations and give residents the chance to learn about and understand different cultures within our Borough.
To register contact Bebhinn.email@example.com, call 07714393918 or visit https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIocOqtqzIiHN2Mid9BZBoLzuHaISNj3z0O.
Due to some of the content it is recommended that participants are 16 years old or older.
Encouraging residents to take part, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Richard Holmes said: “Causeway Coast and Glens is strengthened by the diversity of its communities and the Café event is a wonderful way to understand the experiences of those who have come here to seek sanctuary or create a better future for themselves.
“This year the theme of Good Relations Week is ‘Brighter Days Ahead’ and by building better links and sharing experiences we can fulfil this desire to create even stronger, more vibrant and cohesive communities.
“It is fitting that during Good Relations Week 2021, Council is creating this wonderful opportunity to join together and help develop mutual respect through creating better relationships.”
The Small World Café virtual event follows a number of previous successful Small Worlds events hosted by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Good Relations Team.
Stephanie Mitchell of Belfast Friendship Club: “The workshops provide a space for participants to encounter people from different backgrounds and parts of the world and echo the founding principles of Good Relations Week: Promoting understanding, respect and engagement between all sections of our society.
“No matter where we are from in the world, we are all sisters, brothers, daughters, sons, mothers and fathers after all, and real stories from real people about real lives allow us to compare notes on the experience of being human with its moments of real connection and shared fun.
“The chance to learn from each other in this way helps restore our faith in humanity, promising Brighter Days Ahead.”
The project has received support from The Executive Office through the Together: Building a United Community Strategy, District Council Good Relations Programme.
Good Relations Week 2021 runs from Monday 20th to Sunday 26th September, for more information visit www.goodrelationsweek.com.