DARE to Lead Change first Inter-community Interest Forum
Over 40 people gathered at 174 Trust Duncairn, Belfast to hear about the DARE to Lead Change (Dialogues about Race and Ethnicity) project. DARE is run as a partnership project between Bryson Intercultural and TIDES Training and Consultancy. The project is funded by the European Union’s PEACE IV Programme and is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).
The event was a great opportunity for organisations to find out how they could get involved and become part of the Intercommunity Interest Forum This Forum will provide an opportunity for organisations, groups and individuals to share ideas and have conversations around race and ethnicity. The success of this project relies on the cooperation and participation of the wider community and voluntary sector engaged in this area of work and most notably our ability to create new interest within the general public of Northern Ireland and the border counties.
Our particular challenge, which is an ambitious one, is to engage different cultural, ethnic and religious communities in a sustained and meaningful dialogue that will change their knowledge and perceptions of each other in a positive way.
We aim to build, improve and sustain positive relationships through training and dialogue with local people and their neighbours from different cultures and countries. If you want to be part of our conversations and dialogues and find out about the training options on offer to community groups, schools and workplaces covering topics on Understanding Diversity and Good Relations please get in touch.