Cork Rocks Against Racism event for young people to mark International Day

Mon, March 16, 2015

PosterFinal-page-0Nasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre, in collaboration with Love Music Hate Racism (Ireland), are hosting a live music event for young people to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

‘Cork Rocks Against Racism’ will be held on Friday 20th March 2015 from 12 pm – 2pm in City Hall’s Millennium Hall. It will be MC’d by RedFM’s Stevie G and will feature special appearances by Cork legend Seán Óg Ó hAilpín and Fair City’s Donna Nikolaisen.

Performances will showcase emerging Irish talent which reflects Ireland’s growing diversity. Performers include: ApocalypsE, Tiger Boy, Kid Influence and The Lost Gecko (featuring Voice of Ireland contestant Malcolm Urquhart).

Transition Year students from several city schools will perform as well.

Nasc Campaigns and Communications Manager Jennifer DeWan states:

“We started this event for last year’s International Day Against Racism with great success, so we are very excited to be building on that success with an even bigger event this year. It is a great opportunity to work with up and coming talent in the city and with young people to highlight’s Cork’s diversity, to raise awareness about the issue of racism and to mark the day.”

Ms. DeWan continues, “At the event, Nasc will also launch our new anti-racism toolkit, to help teachers start conversations with their students about the impact of racism and how to tackle it in schools and in society. The toolkit was developed with Nasc’s migrant youth group, as part of the ‘Cork City Social Inclusion Project’.”

The Cork City Social Inclusion Project is an integration and anti-racism project set up by Nasc and funded by the European Integration Funds. The project is aimed at tackling racism and promoting integration in Cork and includes youth-focused awareness raising and participation, as well as anti-racism training for An Garda Síochána, and expanding Nasc’s third party racist reporting reporting mechanism, which provides support and redress for victims of racist incidents. The Cork City Social Inclusion Project is co-financed by the European Commission under the European Integration Fund and is supported by the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration in the Department of Justice and Equality, and Pobal.

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