The Immigrant Council of Ireland (ICI)’s anti-racism initiative, Wear Red Day will take place tomorrow.
As part of the event, schools, businesses and community groups across the country will wear red, participate in a variety of activities and make a donation to the charity.
All the funds raised through Wear Red Day 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: “Wear Red Day is an important opportunity for schools, businesses and community groups alike to send out a strong message that we as communities welcome diversity, celebrate it, and take a stand against racism in all forms.
“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. 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 are delighted with the intertest so far and are looking forward to seeing everyone in red tomorrow!”
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 .