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Waterford Anti-Racism Month

Building on the success of the inaugural Waterford Anti-Racism Month in March 2023, Waterford Integration Services, Waterford City & County Council and Waterford Libraries continue their commitment to combating racism and fostering inclusivity across Waterford City, County and the wider South-East region. In 2024, the initiative continues to grow and expand with a dedicated series of events and activities aimed at celebrating anti-racism.

Key Events:
6th of March Day: Anti-Racism Symposium (if you would like to be invited to this event for policymakers and other community leaders get in touch at ).
6th of March Evening: Screening of Gaza at Garter Lane, a film by Andrew Keane and Andrew McConnell, tickets free but donations welcome, fundraising event for Palestinian Red Crescent society. Tickets:
8th of March Day: Waterford’s 5th Annual Global Women’s conference at Waterford Cultural Quarter Place. Tickets are free:
9th of March Day: Waterford Sanctuary Runners Solidarity Run at Kilbarry Ecopark, poster attached with details
• 12th of March Evening: French Film Screening at Garter Lane, ‘The Night of the 12th’. Tickets here:
16th of March Day: Seachtain na Gaeilge Plurilingual Event at St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, TBA – get in touch at
21st of March Day: International Day of Elimination Against Racial Discrimination, ‘Wear Red’ Day based on ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ initiative by the Immigrant Council of Ireland, information attached
23rd of March Day: ‘Introduction to AfroBeats’ workshop for teenagers, free tickets and info here:
23rd of March Evening: ‘What does nature have to do with anti-racism’ workshop for all, free tickets and info here:
25th of March Day: Men’s Wellness and Relaxation Workshop, primarily for international protection applicants but open to all men, in touch at if you would like an invite, poster attached with details
30th of March Day: Bonnie Boux Dance Class for Women from 12.30 to 1.30, details and info TBA – check calendar for link in coming days
30th of March Evening: ‘Equality Echoes’ music event, from 2pm to 8pm at WCQ Place, get in touch at

Throughout the month:
Mincéirí Port Láirge will present their family tree art work in Waterford Cultural Quarter Place
Waterford City & County Libraries will create book displays for Waterford Anti-Racism Month
The Book Centre will create a window display during the week of the 25th of March
• Primary School students throughout the city and county will be asked to create a piece of visual art based on the theme ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ for a county-wide competition
• Secondary School students, similarly, will be asked to write a poem based on the same theme, with both schools competitions having an awards ceremony in September.


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