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Northern Ireland Branch show racism the Red Card

Equity members of the Northern Ireland branch came together in Belfast, ahead of the upcoming Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) conference, to support Wear Red Day.

Northern Ireland branch show racism the Red Card

Wear Red Day is an annual event highlighting the work of Show Racism The Red Card.

We were joined by Arts Council NI, NI Screen, Theatre and Dance NI, Green Room Productions NI and the Lyric Theatre Belfast. We all reaffirmed our commitment to artists from Northern Ireland’s minority ethnic communities, pledging to continue to promote equality of opportunity and good relations in the programmes of the arts organisations that attended.

Following this event we have submitted a motion to the ICTU conference calling on all unions in Northern Ireland to show support for SRTRC. Read our motion below:

Equity motion For ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference, 22-23 November 2022

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. It was established in January 1996, thanks in part to a donation by then Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.

Show Racism the Red Card is now active in the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Ireland. The charity was formally launched in Ireland in 2006.

Each October, Show Racism the Red Card holds a national fundraising day for schools, organisations and individuals to show their support for anti-racism and raise valuable funds for the charity.

Equity asks ICTU’s Biennial Delegate Conference to encourage ICTU Trades Unions to join ourselves in supporting each annual Show Racism the Red Card “Wear Red Day”.

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