The Stronger Together Network hosted a seminar on ‘Encouraging Civic Participation’ at the Jethro Centre on Wednesday.
Over 30 delegates attended the much anticipated seminar event aimed at raising awareness of issues facing black and minority ethnic community groups across Northern Ireland, mainly encouraging and empowering social inclusion and civic participation.
Guest speakers included Eileen ChanHu from CRAICNI, Brian Douglas from Craigavon Banbridge Volunteer Bureau and Beata Slaby from Community Intercultural Programme. Representatives from the NI Assembly Community Connect were also present to inform attendees on community connect training programmes and activities available at Stormont.
Stronger Together work with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and represent a network of over 150 members including black and minority ethnic groups and community and volunteer sector organisations. Key funding is facilitated by the Public Health Agency.
For more information on Stronger Together visit www.strongertogetherni.org or tweet @STogetherNI #civicNI