Thursday 12 December




1. Fundraiser for Inez McCormack Fund, Belfast


Inez PPR smallerThe Participation and Practice of Rights project is holding its first fundraising event in aid of The Inez McCormack Fund -  a Quiz Night on Thursday 12 December at 8pm (doors open from 7pm) in The Dark Horse (opposite The Duke of York), Hill Street, Belfast. Tickets are £7 each (max 6 in each team). The ticket price includes complimentary canapés provided by The Dark Horse. You can purchase tickets online.


This event is in celebration of the life and legacy of renowned human rights activist and trade unionist Inez McCormack. It will raise funds to support the continued work of PPR,  founded by Inez in 2006.  PPR works to put human rights at the service of the most disadvantaged groups. Read more on the PPR site






2. Pavee Point: Ethnic Identifier training for Travellers, Dublin


paveepoint logoOn December 12th, as part of Human Rights Week, Pavee Point are hosting Ethnic Identifier training for Travellers and Traveller organisations. The need for an ethnic identifier is more pronounced than ever and ethnic data collection has become a key area of discussion for Pavee Point. Please get in touch with Pavee Point for more information.


Pavee Point are generally concerned about child welfare in minority ethnic groups, particularly given recent developments in the Roma community. We are hopeful that these issues can be understood through the independent report of the Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan and we look forward to seeing that report and collaborating in efforts to ensure the safety of children and families in minority ethnic groups in Ireland.


3. NICEM: Bad News for Minorities, Belfast.


NI Human Rights Festival logoNorthern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities is organising a talk on media perception of minorities. Guest speaker Professor Greg Philo of the Glasgow Media Group will talk about the media’s representations of minorities – specifically refugees and asylum-seekers – and how this affects public perception. This will be followed by a panel discussion with practitioners and journalists.


The talk takes place from 6 to 8pm in the Conor Lecture Theatre, University of Ulster Belfast Campus. Contact NICEM for more information at +44-28-9023 8645


This event is part of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Festival - read more about other events on the Festival's website or follow them on their Facebook page.