The Intercultural Platform is committed to creating the conditions for a more inclusive, equitable and anti-racist society. We are a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that supports people and communities interested in working towards inclusion and equality in Donegal and in promoting human rights and challenging discrimination and racism.
We were founded in 2009 and became a company in March of 2021 – (company limited by guarantee – a not-for-profit company in Irish law). Were were successful in winning core funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development in the summer of 2021 and we opened our new intercultural offices in Letterkenny in January 2022. We are now expanding our work in supporting and advocating on behalf of members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities experiencing poverty, exclusion and racism and creating the conditions for progressive social change. In September we opened our new Intercultural Hub next door to the project office as a site for workshops, meetings and community development work engaging the Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Letterkenny.
Representing the Priorities for Minorities…
We are widely recognised by minority communities and local and state agencies as the representative forum for intercultural inclusion and over the years we have had representatives serving on boards and committees such as: The Connecting for Life initiative; The Community Health Network; Donegal Women’s Centre; The old PEACE IV Partnership and we have nominated representation to the new PEACEPlus partnership, DLDC Working Groups; the Donegal Joint Policing Committee; Community, Social and Cultural Special Policy Committee of Donegal County Council; Social Inclusion Linkage Group (SILG – PPN); Secretariat and Implementation Team for the new Black & Minority Ethnic Inclusion Strategy 2021-2026; we are members of the Justice For the Undocumented campaign (MRCI) and collaborate with North West Migrants Forum in their Common Travel Area campaign; the platform is an active member of the Irish Network Against Racism (INAR) and we are members of the Friends of the Centre group (IPAS Asylum accommodation centre, Letterkenny).
Our Voluntary Board of Directors is growing to reflect the diversity of Donegal!
Our current and new directors are:
Co-Chairpersons – Kathryn Daily and Hugh Friel
Secretary – Frankie McGreevy
Treasurer – Billy Banda
Obaydur Ruhel, Thoiba Ahmed, Sharon McMenamin, Balume Dube, Maeve Peoples, Nchedo Obi Ogweilo, Eve Li, Eyad Mashal, Soodabeh Foley.
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