Local groups invited to help shape ethnic cultural program – Derry Daily
MEMBERS of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) communities are invited to participate in a special steering group to help shape plans for the multicultural Ubuntu One World festival, and develop multicultural activities and programs in the Council area.
The one-day celebration has taken place every year for the past seven years, celebrating different cultures and traditions from around the world through music, song, dance and the sharing of traditional cuisine.
Ubuntu has grown over the years and is expected to continue to grow and develop, encompassing all of the ethnic groups that have chosen to make Derry and Strabane their home.
A popular part of the Spring Carnival program organized by the City of Derry and Strabane District Council, local BAME groups have always played a key role in organizing the event.
A recent consultation revealed that stakeholders felt that a steering group should be re-established to allow for further input and opportunities for co-design.
The Steering Group will provide feedback on this event and other Council services with a view to improving the delivery of programs and events tailored to a wide range of ethnic communities.
The Mayor of Derry City and the District of Strabane, Alderman Graham Warke, encouraged local community groups to get involved.
“The Ubuntu One World Festival is a very popular event in the Spring Carnival program, showcasing a wide range of cultures and traditions, and providing an opportunity to enjoy new enriching experiences and customs.
“Diversity is at the heart of Ubuntu, so I call on local groups to consider the important role they can play in ensuring that the festival maintains its global character and embraces all local ethnic communities.
“We want to enhance and expand the role of the Board in celebrating and supporting all communities, and we would appreciate the contribution of all stakeholders in this Steering Group. “
Any ideas are welcome and anyone interested in joining the Steering Group can get in touch with the Council’s Good Relations team by registering their name and contact details with Pauline O’Neill by email.
The registration deadline is Friday January 21, 2022.
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