SRtRC supports European Week Against Racism!
The European Week Against Racism takes place from 18th March until 26th of March.
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The events of last year appear to show a Europe that is deeply divided. Divisions between rich and poor, young and old, minorities and majorities, are dominating headlines and having major effects on political processes. Rather than trying to heal these divides and work together towards a more equal and just society, populist and right-wing forces are seeking to increase these divisions and use them to their advantage. Divisive “us and them” rhetoric is threatening the foundation of our communities and the stability of our societies. As the European antiracist movement, we must stand together and call on the people of Europe: Don’t be divided, Stay UNITED!
From 18-26 March, hundreds of activities will take place all over Europe to protest against racism and advocate for open, inclusive, and UNITED societies.
21 March is the International Day for the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1966 following the brutal murder of 69 protestors in the South African township of Sharpeville in 1960. The massacre occurred during a protest against the apartheid laws of the South African government, a regime systematically enforcing racial inequality and segregation. Today racist murders and violence are still frequent and racial discrimination continues to be found at every level of our societies.
We’ll be delivering workshops in the following schools next week:
- Monday 20th March - Gascoigne Primary School, Barking, Essex - in partnership with Barking and Dagenham Council and West Ham United Community Foundation
- Tuesday 21st March – Anti-racism education event with Preston North End FC in partnership with the Professional Footballers Association.
- Tuesday 21st March – Whitley Memorial School, Bedlington
- Wednesday 22nd march - William Reid School, Canvey Island, Essex - in partnership with Essex Police Crime Commissioners Office, Active Essex and Southend Utd Community Trust
- Wednesday 22nd March – West Boldon Primary School, Boldon
- Thursday 23rd March - William Reid Schoo, Canvey Island, Essex - in partnership with Essex Police Crime Commissioners Office, Active Essex and Southend Utd Community Trust
- Thursday 23rd March – SS St Peter and Pauls RC Primary School, South Shields
- Friday 24th March – Hate Crime Awareness event with Rotherham United FC in partnership with the Department for Communities and Local Government.