We are delighted to announce our new Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, Stevie Grainger!
Stevie will be working with us on a number of projects until July 2022.
Stevie G is a highly respected DJ, Radio presenter and media personality, who has over 25 years experience running events, venues and youth programmes in Cork city.
Cork Migrant Centre
Stevie looks after the youth group at the Cork Migrant centre at Nano Nagle Place in Cork. He started this group in 2017 under the stewardship of Naomi Masheti, and helped them become a huge vibrant arts group of about 50 youngsters who do everything from dance and song-writing to art and film
making. They have done loads of projects in Cork in collaboration with Cork Printmakers, UCC, The Glucksman and Cork City Council and many more bodies, empowering youngsters from the migrant community and direct provision through music and art. The group hosted an influential online webinar after the George Floyd murder in 2020 and they subsequently received an award from the Cork Lord Mayor Joe Kavanagh “for advancing inclusion and equity through learning”.
Other youth and community work
Stevie has run many teenage workshops since the 90’s. These included his influential Where’s me Future and Steppin into Tomorrow projects. His Vinyl love platform has run many different events, including fundraisers for the Marriage referendum, Yes campaign and the Repeal movement. He has also done work with Love Music Hate Racism and was on the committee for Corks Multi Cultural day in the City hall. Stevie has run events or hosted events for the Hope Foundation, The Dolly Parton Imagination Library with Young Knocknaheeny, Marymount Hospice, Cork Penny Dinners, Ask Consent with UCC/CIT and Sexual Violence Centre Cork, Homeless Help and support Cork, and many more Cork and Irish charities.
Arts and Culture
Stevie co-ran an audio-visual exhibition on the hallowed Sir Henrys venue in 2014, in the Boole library in UCC. He also recently appeared as a guest on the highly respected Blindboy Podcast at Live at St Lukes. Stevie is a well known arts and cultural ambassador, and has quite a big media profile too. He was one of the judges at 2020’s Choice Music Awards, which were held in Vicar Street.