Cultural Heritage: The Challenges of Diversity

Mon, Sep 17th, 2018

Cultural Heritage: The Challenges of Diversity

EPALE Ireland, EPALE UK, and Aontas are hosting ‘Cultural Heritage: The Challenges of Diversity’ to mark the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

Celebrating cultural heritage can be far from straightforward in today’s society and, certainly on the island of Ireland, it has been a difficult topic for adult educators. In Northern Ireland cultural heritage can be used as a means of expressing the core community conflict:

  • Is there parity of esteem for the different cultures?
  • Is one more deserving of legal protection than another?
  • Is it all black and white?

The island of Ireland has undergone huge cultural shifts in the past few decades, including the influx of a great diversity of cultures, and it can seem different and even intimidating for some. This free event will bring together thinkers and practitioners from across the island to share their experiences of helping people and communities work through these challenges.  Add your voice to the discussion by registering and joining us at the Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre in Newry, Northern Ireland.

As part of this event you will hear from the Irish Heritage Council, NI Community Relations Council & Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ulster Museum, Smashing Times Theatre Company and the Inter Ethnic Forum (East & Mid Antrim).  As an attendee you will have the opportunity to offer your learning and practice to others across Europe who are also struggling with similar problems.

For bookings please visit Eventbrite.

For queries please contact epale@leargas.ie

This seminar is Co-Funded by the European Union.