Cork Multicultural Day 2017
Backed by both City and County Councils, sponsored by Guinness, supported by the Creative Ireland Programme and with RED FM as media partners the event is fast becoming a key annual event on the city and county social calendar with considerable public, business and media interest in this year’s celebration.
An event for all generations it is also an opportunity to enhance cultural awareness and to remind people of the similarities and differences among cultures.
The day is a full day’s activities of cultural presentations commencing at 2pm followed by food and music for the evening.
The ambiance in the hall is jovial creating a great networking atmosphere for learning about the different communities, exchanging details, discussing upcoming events, resources, etc. and most of all having fun!
The event is in its 6th year and this will be its third year in city halls millennium hall. It grows from strength to strength each year with increasing participation and attendance. Some amazing performances have been witnessed over the years and this short video of last year’s event gives a real flavour of the day’s activities.
What we intend to achieve
Cork Multicultural Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect and to appreciate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities to Cork society.
This community event for all generations is also an opportunity to enhance cultural awareness and to remind people of the similarities and differences among cultures. In addition to being a living exhibition of culture and integration, Cork Multicultural Day could also serve as a Welcome Fair to those visitors who will specifically come to Cork that weekend to check out the city. This could include information stands from universities, colleges and schools, city and county information and tourist stands, careers stand, housing and renting advice, start your own business, Cork Convention & Diaspora stands, social, leisure and night-out stands etc.
We intend to promote and support conditions that will allow for multiple cultures to co-exist together, engage in cross –cultural dialogue, avoid segregation, racism and discrimination which are key indicators of integration in any society.
Racism in all its form hinders the realisation of a person’s socio-economic and cultural rights. Ireland is different from most other European countries when it comes to integration. All nationalities, including the Irish are living side by side along each other. There is absence of concentration of a group of people in an area and we aim for our event to promote these points and possibilities in a positive and engaging way.
Multicultural Ireland is a constituted group with a strong management committee committed to increasing communication, tolerance & understanding of different cultures & faiths.