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PSNI Ethnic Minority Police Association Hate Crime Event @ Crescent Arts Centre,
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAD BEEN POSTPONED.  We will update when we receive the new details.

The Ethnic Minority Police Association of the PSNI has listened to the community issues around race hate crime and have asked the PSNI to hold an event to gather your views on how we could improve our response to hate crime.

We have arranged for an awareness event to provide some information on race hate crime and allow a forum for you to air your views to senior leaders within PSNI.

We hope this event will dispel some myths and enhance your confidence in reporting hate crime.

We encourage as many members of our ethnic minority communities to attend so you can influence policy and improve services.



‘Silent Crisis’ Films Screening – Belfast @ Moot Court, QUB
Nov 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Immigration Practitioners Group are pleased to invite you to our annual conference.

The title of the conference this year is The Silent Crisis: Human Rights in the UK Immigration System.

In the run up to the conference we are hosting an evening of film screenings of 4 short films on refugee stories followed by Q&A with award-winning director Seàn Murray and Professor Colin Harvey, with the BBC’s Declan Harvey as compere. £20 entry encouraged with all proceeds going to Flourish NI.

The following films are being screened:


Director: Nejla Osseiran
Duration: 8mn
The civil war in Syria, ongoing since March 2011, has caused an inevitable refugee problem. Millions of war victims who wanted to take refuge in various parts of Europe took a dangerous journey at the risk of their lives.

The main route to Europe was crossing the sea from Turkey to the Greek Island of Lesvos. There, local and foreign volunteers who embraced these people coming by sea did their best to help ease their pain.


Director: Patrick Bodenham
Duration: 18mn
The personal story of a family of Rohingya refugees from persecution in Myanmar into the world’s newest and largest refugee camp.


Director: Luciano Pérez Fernández Brazil
Duration: 13mn

Football is a universal language, capable of breaking down barriers and uniting people. Held in São Paulo in 2014, the Refugee Integration Cup aims to draw the attention of Brazilians to the daily lives of refugees and immigrants, who have survived the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II.


Director: Joseff Morgan

Duration: 6mn

Fearing for his life after witnessing his father being kidnapped in the middle of the night, Mohammed escaped Afghanistan and arrived in Cardiff. The kindness of a stranger provided the foundation to help Mohammed build a new life in Wales.

Immigration Practitioners Group Annual Conference – Belfast @ Law Society House
Nov 22 all-day

Full day conference in Law Society House. Speakers include

  • the Honourable Mr Justice McCloskey,
  • Professor Colin Harvey
  • Bernadette McAliskey.


  • This will attract 4 CPD general group study hours.
  • £40 minimum entry with proceeds to Flourish NI.

Sessions will be held on the following topics:

  • Legal challenges faced by asylum seekers in UK and access to justice
  • Small Worlds – a session with refugees telling their stories
  • Syrian Voluntary Resettlement Programme and successes within the Northern Ireland model
  • Protecting the rights of migrants and refugees in Northern Ireland and the role of the community sector
  • Use of strategic litigation in furthering rights
  • Discussion on the future of human rights within refugee law


Valuing Languages Event – Belfast @ Crumlin Road Gaol
Nov 25 @ 1:00 pm

Film launch and discussion of the value of languages in society.

You are cordially invited to an event where Belfast City Council will launch its film celebrating linguistic and cultural diversity in the Lanyon Suite at the Crumlin Road Gaol.

Parking is available and a light lunch will be provided. Should you have any special dietary or access requirements please make this known in your response.


Good beginnings Launch of – The Southern Area Infant Mental Health Strategy @ Seagoe Hotel
Nov 29 @ 9:15 am – 1:30 pm

Good beginnings Launch of – The Southern Area Infant Mental Health Strategy (pre-birth to 3 yrs)


Programme Outline


9.15 am           Registration/Tea/coffee


10am               Welcome                                                         Shane Devlin CEO SHSCT


10.10am          Setting the Scene                                            David Douglas AD SHSCT


10.30am          Why prioritise infant mental health                Dawn Cannon Keynote Speaker


Dawn is Director of Training and Education for the Association for Infant Mental Health (UK)


11-11.20am     Break


11.20am          From science to service: research, training and innovation for better outcomes


12.20pm          Next Steps                                                       Julie McConville AD SHSCT


12.30pm          Closing Remarks                                             Paul Morgan Director SHSCT


12.45pm           Buffet lunch


To apply for a place please complete the nomination form below and return to heather.clarke@southerntrust.hscni.net by Friday 25th October 2019

Places will be confirmed week beginning Monday 4th November 2019

Good Beginnings Launch Invite Nomination Form Final

International Women’s Handball Tournament – Belfast @ Girdwood Commmunity Hub
Nov 30 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm