Minister David Stanton to celebrate Show Racism the Red Card’s Inaugural Wear Red DayMinister 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 School, Midleton, Co Cork to mark Show Racism the Red Card’s inaugural Wear Red Day. The Minister will be attending the school at 11am Friday, 25th November to mark the occasion. Pictured: Castaheany Educate Together hosted their Wear Red Day one week early last Friday. As well as wearing red, the school collected donations for Show Racism the Red Card. They made red themed pizzas and also hosted a school assembly attended by our Mascot Jeff the Ref on the theme of Respect.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, with the students decked out in red to support Wear Red Day. Commenting in advance of Friday’s event, 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.”Also commenting in advance of Friday, 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.For further information on the initiative, please visit http://www.theredcard.ie/.
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