Cohesion, Sharing, Integration….or
sectarianism, racism and segregation
Do sectarianism, racism, intolerance and segregation impact on your community?
Do people feel safe accessing services and facilities in areas perceived as being dominated by the 'other side'?
How much does this division cost us as a society, economically, socially, culturally?
If these are issues that concern you, you might be interested to know that the Northern Ireland Assembly is currently consulting on its draft programme Cohesion, Sharing and Integration Strategy which is designed to tackle these issues.
The draft programme has been produced by the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister and they are currently seeking the opinions of ordinary people on the content of the document and its likely impact on all of our lives.
Rural Community Network is organising two discussion events on the strategy. These events will give people a chance to hear what the strategy is about, how it might affect rural communities as well as hear what you think about the strategy.
As the rural network for NI we want to be in a position to reflect back to government the opinions of rural dwellers on how this strategy will affect communities and the issues of sectarianism, racism, segregation and intolerance that they face on an ongoing basis.
We would ask that you come along to this event and ensure that the rural voice is heard at the Assembly
Speakers for this event will be Michael Hughes of Rural Community Network and Duncan Morrow of the Community Relations Council.
Monday 18th October Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh 7.30-9.30pm
Wednesday 20th October Arches House 38-40 Main St. Randalstown 7.30-9.30pm