International decade for people of African descent – Workshop and Discussions

Event date(s): 19 September 2019 to 21 September 2019

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Horn of Africa People's Aid NI will host the first-ever workshops about International Decade for People of African Descent in Northern Ireland.

The key initiative of the workshops is to increase awareness of the people of African descent living in Northern Ireland and discuss solutions to address the racial discrimination they face.

The aim of these workshops is to host awareness-raising events for people of African descent and highlight the roles they have played during the History of Belfast up until the present day.

The event will foster good relations and aid in integration with local communities by providing samples of culture from both local and African communities to aid in the acceptance of each other.

Event Details

Thursday 19 September 2019 at 15:3-18:00

Opening remarks:  Les Allamby Northern Ireland Chief Human right Commissioner

Keynote Speaker Salome Mbugua, Commissioner for Irish Human Rights & Equality & PAD Fellow 2015.

Venue: 1 Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast, BT7 1GB


Saturday 21st September 2019 at 14:-18:00

Keynote Speaker Dr Livingstone Thompson, Cultural Solutions - intercultural trainer provides consultant.

Venue: 1 Stranmillis Embankment, Belfast BT7 1GB


Tuesday 24th September 2019 at 17:30-20:30

Keynote Speaker Dr Gerard McCann senior lecturer in International Relations

Venue: St Mary’s University College, Green Room, 191 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6FE

Attend The Event

Please note spaces are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come first serve’ basis. Limited capacity of 50 people for each workshop and requires advanced registration. 

RSVP by 17 September 2019 on e-mail

Further Information

Read more about the Decade