NICRAS Supports the Launch of Community Relations Week 2013

NICRAS participated in the launch of Community Relations Week 2013, organised by the Community Relations Council at an event in Parliament Buildings.

Pictured from left to right are Tom Elliott MLA (Fermanagh and South Tyrone), Justin Kouame, Chair of the Northern Ireland Community for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (NICRAS), Tony McCusker, Chair of the Community Relations Council, Jacqueline Irwin Chief Executive of the Community Relations Council and Gabriel Makamanzi, who sang on behalf of NICRAS.

Community Relations Week takes place from May 20 – May 26 with over 180 events across Northern Ireland on the theme Expressing Identity - Addressing Division.

Urging people to get involved Jacqueline Irwin Chief Executive, Community Relations Council said:
“Community Relations Week is our statement of hope for the future, encouraging us to realise that community and voluntary organisations in partnership with government, can learn the skills necessary to build relationships and bridge division.”

Event organisers who spoke at the launch included representatives from Forthspring Inter Community Group, Youth Action NI, the Northern Ireland Community for Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Cultúrlann and Shankill Womens Centre.

A full listing of Community Relations Week events can be found at and printed programmes can be obtained from local libraries.

UTV Article on NICRAS Christmas Party

If you were at the Christmas party and want to see what UTV did with the footage, click here. They even wrote some nice things about us below the video!

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