THE Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People, Nigel Williams, hosted an event to mark International Day Against Racism

14 March 2005 News

The celebration of diversity will feature activities, music and food from young people from a range of backgrounds – and young people can find out how to become involved in the work of the Commissioner. Also, as part of the event, the developmental youth arts organization Wheelworks, is exhibiting artwork by various ethnic minority groups from across Northern Ireland.

During the event young people can find out more about NICCY’s Youth Panel. The Commissioner is currently recruiting more young people onto the panel to advise him on his work.

Nigel Williams said he wanted as many young people as possible to become involved in his work.

“We are keen to recruit more young people onto our Youth Panel, particularly young people from various ethnic and social backgrounds and from locations outside Belfast.

“We felt that it was important not only to mark International Day Against Racism, but also use the opportunity to open our doors to an even greater range of young people”.

If you or your youth group are interested in coming along to the event on 21st March or receiving an application form for NICCY’s Youth Panel, please contact Sharon or Ken on 028 90316396 or visit to find out more.

Notes for Editors:

  • The Wheelworks exhibition will run from 14th – 21st March and is open to the public with support from the Northern Ireland Equality Commission.
  • The Wheelworks Exhibitions are entitled ‘My Space’ and ‘Multiple Realities’ and includes the work of the Portuguese Community, Dungannon, Philippine Nurses, Dundonald, Asylum Seekers/ Refugees, NICEM, Belfast, Al Nur Asian Association, Craigavon, Belfast Travellers’ Support Group, Mandarin Speakers Association, Black and Ethnic Minority Children and Young People’s Project, Belfast, Generation Y, Chinese Welfare Association, Belfast