No more social exclusion - Social Inclusion Awareness Week 3rd-7th May

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The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen, will launch this year’s Social Inclusion Awareness Week in the Atrium of the Civic Offices, Wood Quay, on Tuesday 3rd May 2011, at 12 noon.

As well as promoting an understanding of social inclusion, this year celebrates the European Year of Volunteering 2011.

 

“Dublin City Council plays a key role in the delivery of social inclusion actions and support to communities. I congratulate all those involved in organising and participating in the programme of events for Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2011”

said Lord Mayor Gerry Breen.

 

Ms. Penny Deegan, Chairperson of Dublin Comhairle na nÓg, will be the Guest Speaker at the launch. She says

“It is important for us as young people to give views on many aspects of life that affects us. Our voices and views have a place in contributing to society. I am proud to represent young people and to say to you the views of young people need to be heard.”

 

The children of the Ballymun Music Programme Band will play at the opening event and footage of young people’s involvement in community work will be shown by Computer Clubhouse.

Among the many events planned for the week is an exhibition highlighting some outcomes of volunteering.   It takes place in the Atrium of the Civic Offices from 3rd - 6th May. 

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For more information

For further information on the events of the week please contact Hugh Fahey, Dublin City Council, Social Inclusion Unit on 222 3139 or email socialinclusion@dublincity.ie . For full details see www.dublin.ie/socialinclusion.ie

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