The work of South Belfast Roundtable
- hate crime prevention
- migration awareness
- refugee awareness
- promoting inclusion
- developing cultural competency
Intercultural Women’s Group
WOMEN OF THE WORLD
Into the Unknown
- discover some of the concrete problems confronting refugees as they seek safety
- feel a small level of the psychological anguish caused by separation and flight
- see what forces people into refugee situations and the train of events that can bring them to refugee camps and beyond
- adopt a more welcoming attitude towards refugees in their own country
Tension monitoring and intervention
The Race Relations Coordinator works closely with a range of agencies to both monitor tension around race related issues and to work on practical localised solutions.
Interagency working and coordination
South Belfast Roundtable coordinates an email network to share information across all member groups.
The Roundtable participates in many interagency working groups involving both voluntary and statutory sector organisations working together to promote integration and diversity.
REFUGEE AWARENESS TRAINING
- an introduction to asylum and refugee issues in the UK and NI in particular
- an overview of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme
- facts on numbers, legal status and entitlements of both asylum seekers and refugees
- an insight into the vulnerability of people who come to seek asylum in NI
It also provides space for discussion around cultural awareness issues and challenges.
MIGRATION AWARENESS TRAINING
- encourage an understanding of the history of inward and outward migration in NI
- provide participants with information about the different categories of migrants in NI
- provide participants with information on the rights and entitlements of people from a migrant background in NI
- look at the impact and challenges of migration at a local level
- encourage discussion around issues relating to migration in a safe environment
- equip participants to address myths and misinformation around migration
ENDING HATE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
- give participants an understanding of the extent of bias, harassment and hate in their community
- highlight the impact of bias and harassment on those targeted
- develop practical skills for response and prevention
For more information on training please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Belfast Friendship Club
Belfast Friendship Club meets informally one evening each week at Common Grounds Café, University Avenue, Belfast. It is open to everyone but offers a particular welcome to newcomers who find themselves in Belfast for any reason.
Belfast Friendship Club is a safe space for people from all over the world and for Belfast’s long term residents to:
- meet in a diverse, supportive and relaxed atmosphere,
- get information,
- get involved in activities and events,
- make friends and help each other.
For more information:
- visit Belfast Friendship Club’s website www.belfastfriendshipclub.org
- or contact email@example.com
Small World workshops provide the opportunity for groups to engage with people from a range of different backgrounds in a safe cafe style environment. Table hosts are recruited through BFC. These have been run successfully for a wide range of organisations and audiences.
Race Relations Coordinator
South Belfast Roundtable
83 University Street
Belfast BT7 1HP
Global Kitchen is a capacity building accredited catering training project run by South Belfast Roundtable. We are currently seeking funding for a further round of this training.