Belfast Interface Project recently participated in an event organised by Belfast Metropolitian College to mark Community Relations Week (20th - 26th May 2013).
The event was in 3 parts: an overview of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing good community relations; followed by a Media Panel addressing the themes of Identity. Sectarianism, Racism, and Mental Health and well-being. The Panel consisted of 4 journalists from print media, radio and television (Lynda Bryans, John Coulter, Tim Brannigan and Brian Pelan) and chaired by Gerry Skelton. To conclude our morning, the audience was divided up into 4 smaller groups to process what they had heard in relation to the 4 identified themes, discuss their own experiences and extrapolate the relevant learning; which was subsequently shared with the wider group.
The morning was a great success and Belfast Interface Project were very happy to particpate in the discussion and distribute their publications to everyone who attended.