Race Relations in East Belfast: Myths and Realities

Race Relations in East Belfast: Myths and Realities

On 10 March EBCDA hosted a major conference called Race Relations in East Belfast; Myths and Realities

This was a follow-up event to a similar conference that took place in 2014. With support from Belfast City Council's Shared City Partnership, the event began with an overview of current hate crime work taking place across the city.

The guest speaker was Fiyaz Mughal from Tell Mama, a national project which records and measures anti-Muslim incidents in the United Kingdom. It is modelled on the Jewish Community Security Trust and also provides support for victims, working closely with organisations such as Victim Support.

Following a facilitated discussion with the key speakers, a panel of local BME voices (Sudanese, Slovakian, Romanian, Somali) shared their experiences of living and working in the east of the city. 

For more information on EBCDA's race relations work, contact our Race Relations Coordinator Aleksandra Lojek at aleks@ebcda.org