Launch of Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week 2021 (Press release)

The launch of Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week (MSIAW) 2021 takes place on Thursday, October 7th from 9am-11am. This year our theme MSIAW is CONNECTING.  We are delighted to be launching Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week on the Tommy Marren show on Midwest Radio, as an outside broadcast from Mayo County Councils main building Áras An Chontae, The Mall, Castlebar. The launch comprises speakers representing many different organisations throughout Mayo. The work these organisations do is key to advocate, support and bring about change for those in our society that are and feel socially excluded. 

Midwest Radio and Tommy Marren have been key to local messaging over the years for the need for connection and social inclusion within our communities. The launch is important to create awareness about the events taking place free of charge throughout Mayo during Social Inclusion Awareness Week. This year there are over 40 events taking place, some of them are physical and some are online. 

Our calendars Flagship Event for 2021 is a suite of LGBTI+ events. These are being led out by OutWest and comprise conversations around Gender and Sexual Identity. During the launch we will also shine a light on living with a disability and the challenges it creates for people in our county, and hearing about their lived experience. 

Tommy will interview representatives from various organisations whose work is very important to social inclusion and we look forward to a morning where we can all listen, hear and do more to promote social inclusion. Being aware of the need to be more socially inclusive is the first step and this awareness leads to positive change for other people in our county.

Thanks to all our organisers, speakers and contributors, to Midwest Radio’s Tommy Marren and to all those people throughout the County that make Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week possible. We look forward to a great week of Connecting and Social Inclusion Awareness.

Further information on Mayo Social Inclusion Awareness Week can be found on 





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