Cove Youth Café Ballybunion, last week held a Drumming Red night to mark ‘Show Racism the Red Card Wear Red Day.’
During the event, all of the youth participants, leaders and Volunteers wore red for Show Racism the Red Card. Cove Youth Café along with 57 other schools, youth services and businesses, organisations throughout Ireland took part in Wear Red Day 2017. The day is an initiative of Show Racism the Red Card to promote anti-racism awareness and to raise funds to produce new education resource for use in schools around the country.
According to Garrett Mullan of Show Racism the Red Card, “Wear Red Day is a great opportunity to bring people together, make a stand against discrimination and promote respect for diversity in society. The events that are taking place during Wear Red Day serve not only to promote the anti-racism message, but also to promote integration and inclusion of all. And that’s what happened in the Cove last Friday, Urs Wenk of Drum Dance Ireland and young people 11 to 15 years of age alongside parents and volunteers came together through rhythm, music and dance to celebrate difference. An energetic fun night was had by all where new sounds and groves were shared.
Over the last 10 years, Show Racism the Red Card has engaged young people with the anti racism message. It has an impact with hundreds of schools, clubs and youth services each year through its different programmes. The charity delivers workshops, training and also work to promote participation in sport.