Community Relations Week 2012! / 14.05.12
Location: Venues throughout the Derry City Council
Date: 14 May - 19 May 2012
Community Relations Week 2012 has a packed programme of events in the Derry~Londonderry area. Most of the events are free, fun and should give some food for thought and there should be something for everyone to enjoy. Give something new a go!
Community Relations Week aims to challenge racism, sectarianism and prejudice and also promote peace-building activities, cross-community work and diversity and equality issues. There are a lot of people and organisations working locally to tackle Community Relations Issues and most people may not be aware of it, this week is an opportunity to publicise this is a small way.
This year for our CR Week Campaign is called ‘Deep Breaths, Small Steps’. This theme came from the talk given by the then president of Ireland, Mary McAleese, in First Derry Presbyterian Church in October 2011 where she likened peace building work to climbing a mountain and needing to take ‘Deep Breaths and Small Steps’ to make it to the top, this really resonated with us as Community Relations Officers. Over the years, we have been involved in many peace and reconciliation projects and saw the slow pace at which this work proceeds. CRO’s are very aware of how frustrating and rewarding this can be but are also acutely aware of the commitment required by people to stick with it when things get tough.
We are asking people ‘What small steps are you taking to deepen the peace locally?’ If you have not considered this or have not engaged in any Community Relations events in the past, perhaps you will take the opportunity to attend one of the many events and see some of the small things that we can all do to broaden our minds and embed peace locally.
For a full listing of events visit www.derrycity.gov.uk/goodrelations
how to get there
Venues throughout the Derry City Council Area
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