People across Galway encouraged to wear red to stand against racism

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Schools, businesses and organisations in Galway have been encouraged to wear red this week to stand against racism of all kinds in the community.

The Immigrant Council of Ireland’s ‘Wear Red Day’ takes place on Friday, 31 March, and people are also invited to make a donation to the charity.

All funds raised through the anti-racism initiative will be used by the Immigrant Council to continue their work on tackling racism in Ireland.

Commenting ahead of the event, Valeria Aquino, Integration Manager at the Immigrant Council, said the day is an important opportunity for schools, businesses and community groups alike to send out a strong message that we welcome diversity.

“With racist incidents on the rise, it is vital that we provide people with the tools and knowledge they need to properly deal with racism,” she said.

“Wear Red Day is a great opportunity for schools and workplaces to start the conversation on racism and discrimination.

“As well as wearing red, we’re also encouraging people to run activities throughout the day – everything from five-aside competitions, to bake sales – all to help boost donations. We hope the people of Galway get behind this initiative and show their support on Friday.”

The Immigrant Council is encouraging participants to share their Wear Red Day activities on social media using the hashtag #WRD23.

Wear Red Day is part of the Show Racism the Red Card anti-racism programme, which is operated in Ireland by the ICI.

The programme provides educational resources, workshops, trainings and awareness-raising activities for primary and secondary schools, youth groups, workplaces and sporting stakeholders nationwide.

Further information on Wear Red Day is available at https://www.immigrantcouncil.ie/show-racism-red-card/wear-red-day