#EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action against racism

Thu, August 28, 2014

Everyday RacismNasc, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre are launching an anti-racism social media campaign for the month of September. The campaign ‘#EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action’ will begin on Monday 1st September and run until the end of the month.

As part of the 30 Days of Action, Nasc will be using social media to raise awareness about the impact of racism and calling on people to participate using the hashtag #everydayracism.

Throughout September, Nasc will also be marking the 30 Days of Action with a full calendar of events, which includes the release of our new anti-racism video and poster campaigns, a pilot training with Gardaí in Cork, and marking the European Day of Action against Islamophobia.

Want to know what ‘everyday racism’ is?  Click here for a handy explainer.

Nasc CEO Fiona Finn comments:
“We are organising this campaign to raise awareness about how racism impacts all of us, all of the time. It is a way for people who have experienced racism, or witnessed someone else experiencing it, to speak out.”

During the 30 Days of Action, Nasc will be launching a new anti-racism video developed and produced with a group of young people of Irish and migrant backgrounds. We will also be launching a new poster campaign at the end of the month to encourage people to report racist incidents to Nasc.

“We are calling on people – individuals, organisations, community groups, public officials – to show that racism isn’t tolerated in Cork by getting involved in the social media campaign and using the ‘everydayracism’ hashtag as much as they can throughout the month of September,” Ms. Finn continues.

Anti-racism Training for Gardaí
A key event in Nasc’s ‘#EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action’ calendar will be delivering a pilot anti-racism training to Gardaí in Cork, in conjunction with Cork Community Policing and the Garda Racial, Intercultural and Diversity Office (GRIDO).

“We are very excited to be working closely with An Garda Síochána to develop anti-racism training for Gardaí that focuses on tackling discriminatory ethnic profiling of migrant communities,” notes CEO Fiona Finn.

Nasc will also be marking the European Day of Action against Islamophobia on 21st September.

More information on specific events in the campaign will be released throughout September. Details about how to participate in the 30 Days of Action will be posted shortly.

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The ‘#EverydayRacism – 30 Days of Action’ public awareness campaign forms part of Nasc’s Cork City Social Inclusion Project. 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.