Mayor to award winners of European Week against Racism competition next Friday

Mayor Sarah Holland is due to present the winners of the European Week against Racism Competition with their prizes next Friday April 15th at 3pm in the Council Chamber, Tallaght. The aim of the competition was to ask children, young people and adults living here in South Dublin County to convey their own personal message against racism. There were over 150 entries for the competition.

One of the main objectives of the Council is to facilitate initiatives to promote integration in the county. A willingness to learn about different cultures and to communicate with others is the key to a successful, fair and open society. The number of entries received from the competition shows that people living in South Dublin believe that there is no place for racism here.

Image courtesy of weekagainstracism.eu/
Image courtesy of weekagainstracism.eu/

Every year around March 21st, the UNITED network coordinates the European-wide Action Week Against Racism and calls upon the international community to bring an end to racism, discrimination and intolerance. They urge NGOs, community organisations, schools, local councils and all manner of groups and individuals to join forces and confront racism with direct action. Whether by organising activities, supporting others, or spreading the message they encourage everyone to stand hand in hand for diversity.

By campaigning simultaneously all over Europe with a large variety of creative activities UNITED make the movement visible and generate European-wide publicity. It is the variety and creativity of many different simultaneous activities all over Europe that make the campaigns unique.

We will be bringing you more news on the local awards on Friday April 15th!