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25/11/2014 - 0:32
‘LET’S READ TOGETHER-RAZEM THIS CHRISTMAS’
Together-Razem Centre with St.Augustine’s Church and Polska Szkoła w Cork (Polish School in Cork) would like to invite you all to take part in our Christmas Book Collection,
Give a Book – the most precious gift of imagination that you can open and open again...
We are collecting second hand books,in Polish and English, which will be distributed among the following institutions and charities in Cork: North Presentation Primary School (books for our youngest ‘readers’ age 4-9) as well as residents of St.Vincent de Paul, Edel House and Penny Dinners.
If you have books that you never go back to that are only gathering dust, if you want to share your favourite stories with others or have already made friends for life with kindle:)
become Santa’s Little Helper this Christmas and join us!:)
the collection will take place until 17th December in the following locations:
‘Together-Razem’ Centre, 17 George’s Quay, Cork; Monday 10:00-15:00, Tuesday 10:00-19:00, Thursday 10:00-17:00, Friday 10:00-14:30
St, Augustine’s Church, Washington Street, Cork
Szkola Polska w Cork (Polish School in Cork), Gardiner’s Hill, Cork, Saturday and Sunday 08:00-15:00
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14/11/2014 - 9:18
Together-Razem Centre in association with Lillian O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors and TUSLA - Child and Family Agency, are hosting a Family Law legal seminar that is open to anyone who may be interested in the subject. The seminar will take place Thursday the 20th of November at the Gresham Metropole Hotel Cork from 5pm to 7pm.
Together-Razem is seeing a huge increase in interest related to family matters at their “Legal and Social Clinic”, especially in the areas of divorce and separation procedures and child custody, amongst other legal issues. In response to this demand Solicitor Lillian O’Sullivan will be speaking at the seminar to address the legal matters concerned with Family Law.
Issues related to domestic violence, law governing the practice of social work, child protection and welfare in Ireland will be addressed by TUSLA social workers Joan Murphy, Jacinta Downing and a principal social worker Joe McCarthy.
 
The seminar is aimed at migrants, but it is also open to anyone who feels they may be able to benefit from the insight into Family Law. The presentation will be given in English and also translated into Polish. 
During the seminar there will be free legal consultations available on the aforementioned subjects. 
 
Together-Razem also runs a “Legal and Social Clinic” at their office at 17 George’s Quay which is free of charge up until the 31st of December of this year (subject to funding). Appointments for free legal consultation can be made by calling the following number: 021 4967743.
The project is co-financed by Together-Razem and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Poland as part of "The Cooperation between Polish migrants in Polish Communities abroad in 2014”
 
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05/11/2014 - 13:35
Together-Razem is deeply concerned with Cllr. Deirdre Forde’s comments stating that people with ‘non-indigenous names’ are getting preferential treatment when applying for social housing. Those unfounded claims are not only prejudicial to migrants living in Cork city and county on the basis that migrants in Ireland are entitled to apply for social housing if they meet the same criteria that apply to Irish citizens, but also fail to acknowledge the diverse society we are living in, as there is many Irish citizens with what Cllr. Forde would call ‘non-indigenous’ names.
 
Indicating that migrants are getting a preferential treatment in this regard is socially irresponsible and adds to difficulties they are already facing. Houses are allocated based on waiting times, family size, area of preference and type of house. Those criteria apply to both Irish citizens and foreign nationals. Together-Razem is disappointed that migrants are being used as scapegoats for social housing shortages in a way that reinforces prejudices instead of challenging them.
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22/10/2014 - 22:02
Together-Razem Centre would like to invite Eastern Europeans woman to the free educational programme in the field of building the partnership without violence.
The 10 weeks programme  is aimed at women from Eastern Europe who want to improve their knowledge of domestic violence and to:
-learn how to deal with the perpetrator of violence,
-how to build a relationship without violence
-how to eliminate and correct an aggressive behavior
 
The programme is tailored for up to 15 participants and is facilitated by 2 qualified and experienced  Polish native educators: social workers & addiction counsellors.
The format is a combination of lectures and group therapy.
Workshops will be held every Friday  from 18.00 to 20.00 for 10 weeks.
 
 
Enquires in the office of the Centre Together-Razem, 17 George's Quay, Cork in office hours, or by email: info@together-razem.org or phone 0863231184
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22/10/2014 - 12:09
We currently run a project called Legal and Social Information Centre and Crisis Intervention Consultancy for Polish migrants in Cork supported by Semper Polonia Foundation.  
 
The project is run on:
Monday  10 AM - 1 PM – social advice
Tuesday  4.30 PM – 6.00 PM  -  legal clinics
Wednesday 1 PM – 4 PM –crisis intervention   
Thursday 10 AM – 1 PM – social advice
 
By appointment only:   ring us 021 4967743 or 0863231184 or 0894137628 or email: poradnia@together-razem.org
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15/10/2014 - 14:50
On  the 11th October 2014 at 4 pm a Legal Seminar organized by Together-Razem, took place in the Gresham Metropole Hotel.. Several lecturers involved in the national employment law gave an overview on the entitlements of employees working in Ireland and on frequently discussed matters like maternity leave or unfair dismissal. All the speeches were translated into Polish by Marcin Szczerbiński.
The seminar was fairly well visited. But probably due to the excellent weather on that day some people who wanted to come – be it Polish, Irish or of any other nationality – missed out on the event. All in all the feedback from the participants was very positive: The fact that such a seminar took place in 2010 for the last time was a good reason to attend the special event. All in all the visitors perceived the message of the speeches as positive and interesting.
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13/10/2014 - 19:55
“Sami Myself” – This was the main title of a 3 day workshop that the Together-Razem Centre in Cork City organized from 3 to 5 October 2014. The training took place in the rooms at 17 George's Quay. It targeted leaders of Polish organizations in Ireland. The purpose of this event was to support Polish people to enhance their work projects and help them to learn how to apply for EU Funding. 
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09/10/2014 - 17:47
Aged 60 , retired clerical worker from An Post, the Irish national postal service. Involved, locally and nationally, in the trade union movement all of my working life.
Executive member of the Cork Council of Trade unions for 5 years.Member of the National Executive Council of the Communications Workers' Union for 13 years.
President of the union from 1995 to 1996. Member of the Education / Training committee of the union for 14 years. Employee Director on the board of An Post for 12 years. Director of the Prize Bonds Company for 2 years.
Currently invoved in English language conversations classes in Together-Razem on every Friday @ 10.00 AM and also Charman od Fundraising and PR Subcommitte

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08/10/2014 - 0:00
On Sunday, 28 September 2014 the 33rd Cork Women Mini Marathon took place in Cork City. 10500 female participants and “women-like looking” men started at 1 pm in Marine Walk, among them 
some from the Together-Razem Centre. Our participants were running against discrimination and social exclusion. After 2 hours of walking around The Marina area the participants came 
back to the Together-Razem Centre in order to get some coffee and biscuits, get dressed back into their habitual clothes and simply to have a chat.
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12/09/2014 - 11:20
On Monday, the 8th September 2014 the Cork City Partnership (CCP) held a consultation meeting with immigrants in Blackpool, Heron House. The purpose of the meeting was to find out how immigrant communities and all people who came to Ireland from another country experience living in Cork. 19 inhabitants from 9 countries, visited the venue.
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Section in English

19/09/2017 - 13:57
Our new location and services
At Together-Razem we are changing and constantly developing and enhancing our services. Going from strength to strength, we are very excited to inform you that Together-Razem Centre has recently moved to a new location. 
We kindly ask that you all to update our contact details as from the 18th of May you can find us in our new office:
 
Unit 2A, Kilnap Business & Technology Park, 
Mallow Road, 
Cork,
tel. 0214395588
info@together-razem.org
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English classes Autumn 2017 - enroll now

New English Language courses at Together-Razem Centre start in the middle of September. Our courses are recommended by various local organizations focused on social inclusion and also by the Department of Social Protection. We offer classes for all levels of proficiency - from beginners to advanced. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers guarantee a high standard of lessons which are focused greatly on development of practical use of the language and are conducted in small groups (max 13 students). Additionally, for those who want to improve their fluency in spoken language, we offer conversations with a native speaker. On a successful completion of the course and after passing a final exam each participant receives a certificate. We can also provide documentary evidence to Social Welfare Office to certify participation in the language course. The cost of a 10 week course is only €99. At the moment we have places available  on Monday at 5.30-7.00pm, Tuesday at 10-11.30am  and  on Thursday at 6.00-7.30pm. More levels and groups are subject to the number of students interested in participation. Please check you English level first HERE

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PolskaEire Festival launch in Cork
The 2017 PolskaEire Festival in Cork has been successfully launched at Heron House, at the Blackpool Shopping Center & Retail Park. Lord Mayor Cllr. Des Cahill was on the site to officially launch the festival. Other speakers were: David Stanton TD, Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration, and Integration, and Piotr Rakowski - First Advisor, Head of Political and Economic Section; Political and European integration, Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Dublin. Great musical performance by Natalia Bakula (violin). At the opening we saw a specially prepared photo exhibition by Krzysztof Rosa - "Love doesn’t ask for a passport". Seamus Kirkpatrick from UCC delivered speech about love in Art.
The Craic was dobry again in Cork! Big thank you to Blackpool Shopping Centre & Retail Park for hosting the event!
 
Photos by Guy Heynen & Jana Šlebodová

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