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Fearon launches Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week

14 September, 2016 - by Megan Fearon


Junior Minister Megan Fearon a today launched Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week at Girdwood Community Hub in North Belfast.

This year’s theme is ‘Building the Future Together’ with a focus on young people and their important role in creating a united community and positive future.

Junior Minister Megan Fearon said:  “Society benefits from inclusivity, diversity and embracing all cultural backgrounds so I fully endorse the theme of ‘Building the Future Together’ for Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week. 

“The Executive Office has committed close to £20 million this year to deliver its Together Building a United Community strategy.  Through this significant level of funding, greater awareness and understanding we can build the foundations for the society we strive towards, one where people can live, work, learn and socialise together without fear of prejudice, hate or intolerance.

“I support and commend the Community Relations Council on Community Relations and Cultural Awareness week and hope the programme of events spark conversations, relationships and respect which will last beyond this awareness week.”

Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week is organised by the Community Relations Council and will run from 19 to 26 September.  

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