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'People Making Change for Peace' across Mid and East Antrim

Press release   •   Sep 06, 2019 10:10 BST

Good Relations Week takes place from September 16-22

Mid and East Antrim is hosting a number of events with local groups and organisations as part of Good Relations Week 2019.

Good Relations Week takes place from September 16-22 and this year’s theme is ‘People Making Change for Peace’.

The high profile initiative which supports Government’s Together Building a United Community (TBUC) Strategy is a great platform to showcase the positive community relations and cultural awareness work happening in Mid and East Antrim.

The annual event is co-ordinated by the Community Relations Council in conjunction with The Executive Office and Department for Communities.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council has been working closely with the community, voluntary and statutory sectors, to develop a unique programme of events for the borough.

The 14 events span across many sectors and there’s a bulging list of workshops, celebrations, exhibitions, lectures, shared history sessions, family fun, cultural diversity, music and arts events for all ages happening across the borough.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Maureen Morrow said: “Council is delighted to once again support Good Relations Week which is about inspiring new ideas, promoting understanding, respect and engagement between and amongst all sections of our community.

"We want everyone in Mid and East Antrim to feel welcome, safe, respected and celebrated, and Good Relations Week is an excellent opportunity to celebrate all aspects of our culture and heritage, promote cultural diversity and work together to address sectarianism and racism.”

For more information on any of the events happening during Good Relations Week 2019 go to W: www.goodrelationsweek.com or check out the council’s events listings and remember to tag #GRWeek2019 #ourMEA on any of your posts.

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