Dublin is celebrating social inclusion this week

Dublin City Council in conjunction with statutory and voluntary organisations have organised Social Inclusion Week 2015. It is a week-long programme of events in various locations throughout the city, and runs from 24th to 31st May. The week aims to highlight awareness of social inclusion within the city’s communities and promotes the work which is done to achieve this aim.
Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke officially launches the 2015 event programme at 6.30pm in Dublin’s Civic Offices, Wood Quay. He says:” Dublin City Council plays a key role in the delivery of social inclusion actions and support to communities. This week long programme promotes an understanding of social inclusion and the importance of people actively participating. I congratulate all those involved in organising this varied programme and I hope that all who take part find it informative and enjoyable.”
At the launch the Lord Mayor will be joined by fellow speaker, Patryk Adamczyk, Chair of the youth council Dublin City Comhairle na nÓg. There will be music and dance performances by Taiko Japanese Drummers, ‘Traistuta’ a traditional Romanian Children’s Music Group and lots more entertainment for the guests.
Some highlights among the many classes, talks and exhibitions taking place during Social Inclusion week:
“Here I Am” is a Down Syndrome awareness exhibition by photographer, Dan Murphy, which will be displayed in Wolfe Tone Memorial Park. The exhibition is made up of 11 large photographic stands which celebrate children and creates a positive awareness of Down Syndrome.
‘Making my home in Ireland’ –an evening with representatives from the Lantern Centre with facilitated discussions on what it is like to live in Ireland, also music, dance and food from around the world. Tuesday 26th May, 6pm -10pm.
For the full Social Inclusion 2015 event programme see http://bit.ly/Socialinclusion2015
For further information contact:
Notes To The Editor
Exhibitions in Civic Offices from 25th – 29th May
South African Aids Project
Romanian Photo Exhibition
Traveller Development Community Quilt
Silk Road Photo Exhibition
Comhairle na nÓg – Reconnect project
Comhairle na nÓg are youth councils in the 31 local authorities of the country, which give children and young people between the ages of 12 – 18 years, the opportunity to be involved in the development of local services and policies.
One representative from each Comhairle na nÓg is elected onto the Comhairle na nÓg National Executive for a 2 year term and follows up on the recommendations from Dáil na nÓg.