Nasc is calling on our supporters to join us in running against racism for this year’s Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon on 15th September 2013. We are looking for women (and men if they are willing to get dressed up as they traditionally do!) of all levels and abilities to take part in the mini-marathon to raise money for our work to combat racism and promote integration in Cork City.
Nasc will have our own staff team on the day, so we hope you and your friends and family will join us and run against racism. Why not get some friends involved too? Training and running together is an achievement in itself, but hitting the road for a good cause can only serve to increase your sense of accomplishment. The mini-marathon is a four mile route that can be ran, jogged or walked, ensuring everybody can take part in what is always a great day for those involved.
As a lead organisation in the Cork City Integration Strategy, Nasc works closely with An Garda Síochána and other agencies in Cork to foster a positive approach to the integration of new communities in Cork and raise awareness about the negative impacts of racism. Nasc operates a third party racist reporting mechanism that allows victims and witnesses of racism to confidentially report racial abuse, even if it does not constitute a crime under Irish law. We liaise with the Community Gardaí to provide redress for victims and to develop positive community relationships throughout the city. Nasc uses the information from the racist reporting to call for legislative and policy reform in relation to racial and hate crimes. We believe the Prohibition of Incitement to Hatred Act is not sufficient to combat racial and hate crimes, especially online racism and cyber-racism.
Running Against Racism in this year’s Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon will support our ongoing work in tackling racism and promoting equality in Ireland. Please support Nasc in our work to make Ireland – and Cork especially – a welcoming place for all of us!
To register for the Evening Echo Women’s Mini-Marathon, go to their website. If you are interested in taking part in this event and combating racism in our community, please visit our iDonate page or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to get involved.