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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 waterfordantiracistmonth@gmail.com ).
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: garterlane.ie/events/gaza
8th of March Day: Waterford’s 5th Annual Global Women’s conference at Waterford Cultural Quarter Place. Tickets are free: eventbrite.ie/e/waterfords-5th-annual-global-womens-conference
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: garterlane.ticketsolve.com/ticketbooth/shows
16th of March Day: Seachtain na Gaeilge Plurilingual Event at St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, TBA – get in touch at waterfordantiracistmonth@gmail.com
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: eventbrite.com/e/afrobeats-play-tickets
23rd of March Evening: ‘What does nature have to do with anti-racism’ workshop for all, free tickets and info here: eventbrite.com/e/nature-anti-racism-tickets
25th of March Day: Men’s Wellness and Relaxation Workshop, primarily for international protection applicants but open to all men, in touch at waterfordantiracistmonth@gmail.com 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 waterfordantiracistmonth@gmail.com.

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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