Wear Red Day – Minister David Stanton celebrates Show Racism the Red Card Wear Red Day

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Minister David Stanton to celebrate Show Racism the Red Card’s Inaugural Wear Red Day
Minister David Stanton to celebrate Show Racism the Red Card’s Inaugural Wear Red Day

Minister David Stanton to celebrate Show Racism the Red Card’s Inaugural Wear Red Day

 

Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, will be attending a special event at Midleton Educate Together National School, Midleton, Co Cork to mark Show Racism the Red Card’s inaugural Wear Red Day. The Minister will be attending the school TODAY 11am Friday, 25th November to mark the occasion.  

 

Show Racism the Red Card has been encouraging schools, businesses and community organisations to wear red on Friday to help raise much needed funds for the charity. All funds raised through Wear Red Day will be used by Show Racism the Red Card to continue to challenge racism through providing education resources, programmes and intercultural activities which support integration.

 

Show Racism the Red Card will be delivering a presentation on tackling racism at Midleton Educate Together National School, with the students decked out in red to support Wear Red Day. Garrett Mullan, Coordinator of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “Forty-six per cent of teachers say they have witnessed racism in the classroom, so by holding Wear Red Day we’re highlighting the need for racism to continue to be tackled in schoolyards and playgrounds all over Ireland and for integration to be promoted. We’re delighted with the response to our first Wear Red Day and hope it will become a staple in calendars throughout Ireland in years to come.”

Minister of State for Justice with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration, David Stanton TD, said: “I’m delighted to be supporting this very important initiative by Show Racism the Red Card. With Ireland becoming an increasingly multicultural society it is of utmost importance that integration is promoted at all levels, and I’m particularly delighted to see a Cork school in my own constituency coming on board to celebrate Wear Red Day.”

 

Show Racism the Red Card are encouraging participants to share their activities on social media using the hashtag #WRD16.

Calling all Schools, Businesses and Community Organisations to get involved in Wear Red Day

Schools, businesses, community and sports organisations are being encouraged to get involved in Wear Red Day, a new initiative launched by the anti-racism and education charity, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC). Show Racism the Red Card is encouraging the organisations to wear red TODAY Friday, 25th November, and help raise much-needed funds for the charity.

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Pictured at a previous Show Racism the Red Card event is Abel Tcaci from Castaheany Educate Together School in Lucan, Dublin, and TV presenter Diana Bunici. Pic: Marc O’Sullivan.

All funds raised through Wear Red Day will be used by Show Racism the Red Card to continue to challenge racism through providing education resources, programmes and intercultural activities which support integration.

Wear Red DaySpeaking about the initiative, Garrett Mullan, Coordinator of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “With 46 percent of teachers saying they have witnessed racism in the classroom, and increasing reports of racism elsewhere, it’s of utmost importance that racism continues to be tackled and integration promoted. We are asking businesses, schools, sports and community organisations from around Ireland to support us in our work by getting involved in Wear Red Day to help us to continue raising awareness of what racism is and to help us develop our education programmes.”

Getting involved in Wear Red Day is easy – simply get in contact with us, we’ll send you out your fundraiser pack with helpful tips on how to boost donations, such as holding a penalty shoot-out competition, wear red on 25th November and collect a donation from everyone participating. It’s a fun way to help us raise awareness of racism and how to actively combat it.”

Show Racism the Red Card are also encouraging participants to share their activities on social media using the hashtag #WRD16.

For further information on how to get involved, please contact info@theredcard.ie.

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