Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

Celebrating Diversity Festival on 19 March

On Saturday, 19th March from 11:00 till 18:00, a festival, full of music, photography and distribution of informative material about Diversity and Volunteerism at ‘Peace’ Hall, will be held at the end of Ledra street. At 15:00, there will be a walk across the historical centre of Nicosia. Participants will explore and take pictures of views of Nicosia across the divide and share stories. Main features of the day include the photo story tour starting at 15:00 from the Peace Hall, under the guidance of Dr. Peter Rutkoff, Chair of American Studies, Kenyon College. This event is implemented in collaboration with the Association for Historical Dialogue & Research (AHDR) & POST Research Institute. Don’t forget your cameras and your ID, since the tour will take place in both sides of Nicosia! The festival is part of the project ‘Celebrating Diversity and Volunteerism across Cyprus’, implemented by the Cyprus Turkish Association of Managers and the NGO Support Centre and funded by the European Commission.

Disability Initiative Event 19 March 2011

On Saturday, 19 March 2011 at 11:00am, CCMC member the Disability Initiative is organising a unique event and they are asking everybody to join them. Disabled people in the Turkish Cypriot community face challenges in accessing restaurants, cafes and banks. Many of them are forced to live an isolated life, unable to leave their homes and participate freely in daily life. This event has been organised in order to raise awareness of this reality and to give businesses on ‘Dereboyu Street’ the chance to make their spaces accessible to disabled people. By choosing this popular street as the first location for its action, the Disability Initiative aims to convey to businesses the importance of modifying their spaces. One month ago, members of the Disability Initiative distributed letters to the cafes, restaurants and shops on Dereboyu Street requesting the necessary changes to be made to their spaces by 19 March 2011. Please join the Disability Initiative at the start of ‘Dereboyu Street’ on Saturday the 19 March from 11am onwards.

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