Every year March is an important month for both Irish and global Anti-Racism Movements due to various international celebrations focusing on combating racism and celebrating diversity taking place.
21st March marks an important day in every anti-racist’s calendar. On that day in 1960, the Apartheid regime’s police opened fire and killed 69 Black people at a peaceful demonstration for equality and against apartheid laws in Sharpeville, South Africa. This date has since been declared the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination when the people across the globe show their opposition to racism and solidarity with those affected by it and in remembrance of the harmful impact of racism on individuals and communities.

The European Action Week Against Racism 2020 will take place from 16th to 29th March, with the hashtag #United4Humanity, and the theme of “Solidarity”.  Additionally, the week following 21st March marks the UN Week of Solidarity with the People Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination.

Join March: Anti-Racism Month 2020

Check out what’s happening in your area in the below Events Calendar and join the event near you or organise one yourself.

During the upcoming days and weeks thousands of people, not just in Ireland, but all across the EU and the globe will come together to promote and celebrate inclusion, equal rights and diversity. INAR and our Network Members will coordinate and celebrate not only these important dates but the entire month full of anti-racism and intercultural events and activities, both on- and off-line, between the 1st and 31st of March 2020.

Use hashtags: #ARM2020 and #TogetherAgainstRacism

NOTE: Please note, that sending only the event poster is not enough. With the number of Members INAR has and events happening over March, we don’t have the capacity to search for details required for each event entry.   



If you wish to add your event contact aga@inar.ie with the following details:

Title of the event:

Link (Facebook, website, Eventbrite etc.):

Date, time & location:



Short description:




Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Ireland, most of the public events, including those organised by INAR, have been cancelled. Please check directly with the organisers if the event is still on.

Please note that all of INAR’s online actions and events will be going ahead as planned.

All month

ONLINE: Responding to Racism Blog

TIME & LOCATION: 4th March – 31st March, online


LINK: You will be able to see all the articles here

We will kick-off this years’ Anti-Racism Month with launching our new Responding to Racism blog series based on the Responding to Racism Guide: How to Report Racism and Where to Find HelpThe articles collected in this blog aim to provide practical information and guidance on how to report and respond to racist incidents in Ireland. Articles range from information on why to report racism and how to do so, to information on where to report racism depending on what actually happened, to bystander intervention techniques, responding to racism in a community and supports available to victims.

The longer-term goal is to develop these articles as a part of the national one-stop-shop online resource on reporting and responding to racism, easily available to anyone affected by racism in Ireland. We hope that the provided information encourages readers to report racism and inspires them to re-think their role in addressing it.

We will be publishing below blogs every week in March between 4th and 31st March as a part of the Anti-Racism Month 2020. Please refer to the date beside the article to find out its release date. 

5th March

DUBLIN 2: Countering Racism Online (Members only event)

TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am – 4:30pm, Facebook HQ, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2

ORGANISER: INAR & Facebook Ireland

CONTACT: aga@inar.ie

INAR Members-only event. INAR in invites all our Members to the next Network Meeting which will be followed by the Countering Racism Online event in partnership with Facebook Ireland. Members will be able to learn how Facebook addresses racism and hate speech online and ask questions you may have on that topic.

11th March

DUBLIN 8: International Women’s Day

TIME & LOCATION 10:00am – 1:00pm, St. Andrew Community Center, Rialto, Dublin 8

ORGANISER: Amal Women’s Association

CONTACT: amal.hope@outlook.ie

Amal Women’s Association invites you to the celebrations of the International Women’s Day.

12th March

DONEGAL: Migrant Rights Information Session with MRCI

TIME & LOCATION: 6pm-9pm in the Central Hotel, Donegal Town.

ORGANISER: Donegal Intercultural Action

CONTACT: caoimhe.bicproject@gmail.com or call 086 8580298, CLICK FOR DETAILS

Information meeting on migrant rights with the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland. Topics discussed will include:
– Visa
– Visa extension
– Challenging deportation
– Undocumented
– Working visa
– Right to reside
– Right to medical services
– Right of children

18th-21st March
TIME & LOCATION: Nationwide, online, between 18th – 21st March  CLICK FOR DETAILS

CONTACT: aga@inar.ie


Following the success of #TogetherAgainstRacism Social Media Action in the previous years, INAR invites its Network Members, Friends, Supporters and Members of the Public to join the 2020 edition, to mark the International Day Against Racism.
Simply take a photo with a hashtag #TogetherAgainstRacism and post it on social media (Facebook/ Twitter/YouTube) to show your opposition to racism, xenophobia, far-right ideologies and to stand in solidarity with those affected. Let’s get #TogetherAgainstRacism hashtag trending in Ireland, make it bigger than the last year and flood social media with this positive message of inclusion, equality and togetherness. Let’s show that racism has no place in Ireland! 

19th March

ONLINE: The launch of new iReport.ie Reports of Racism in Ireland 2019


CONTACT: aga@inar.ie


To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, INAR will launch the newest iReport.ie data report. 

Download the 2019 Reports of Racism in Ireland   

MEDIA RELEASE: Racism figures climb in the context of political hate speech

NAVAN, CO MEATH: Anti-Racism Day

TIME & LOCATION: 10am-2pm in the Parish Room of St. Anne’s Resource Centre, Railway Street, Navan


CONTACT: info@cultur.ie


This event is a part of European Action Week Against Racism 2020 & International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Anti-Racism Day Event is an enjoyable, interactive and informative day consisting of workshops, guest speakers and food from a variety of cultures.

DUBLIN 12: Launch of the Celebration of Languages Project

TIME & LOCATION: 11am, St John Bosco Youth Centre, Davitt Road, Drimagh, Dublin 12. Opposite Drimnagh LUAS stop. 

CONTACT: info@thebosco.ie

ORGANISER: Drimnagh Youth Centre

As part of the Drimnagh Seachtain na Gaelige events – to promote the Irish language and also the rich diversity of cultures that make up Ireland of 2020, St John Bosco Youth Centre, in conjunction with other groups, has designed a large banner which will be on display outside its premises opposite the Drimnagh LUAS .

The heading on the banner is “Ní neart go cur le chéile”, (there is no strength without unity) communicating the need for communities to work together as neighbours regardless of the languages we speak. Language should not be a barrier to communication; sharing our languages and cultures makes us stronger.

The main section of the banner is the phrase “Muintir na hÉireann” (People of Ireland)  translated into 38 languages spoken by people who attend the centre.  

The banner will be visible to the over 30k people who pass the centre on the LUAS.

20th March: 


LAOIS: A Place of Sanctuary and Welcome 

TIME & LOCATION: 10am to 2pm Portlaoise Parish Centre

CONTACT: For more information and booking call 08797775080 or email karen.mchugh@hotmail.co.uk

ORGANISER:  Laois Integration Network

Seminar to mark the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Tea/Coffee and Moroccan Themed lunch will be provided

21st March: 

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination 

CORK: World Anti-Racism Day

TIME & LOCATION: 1pm, Daunt Square, Cork

CONTACT: corksaysnotoracism@gmail.com, CLICK FOR DETAILS

ORGANISER: Cork Says No To Racism

Cork event marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

    LEITRIM: Anti-Racism Commemoration

    TIME & LOCATION: 2pm, Carrick-On-Shannon at the Clock Tower


    ORGANISER: Leitrim International Community Group – LICG

    Leitrim International Community Groups invites you to Anti-Racism Day commemoration. Please arrive by 2pm for group picture. Signatures for Love Not Hate campaign will be collected.

    Badges and info on day.

    23rd March

    ONLINE: Launch of ‘Understanding Racism’ publication and INAR’s position on racism in Ireland

    TIME & LOCATION: 11am online, INAR’s website

    ORGANISER: Irish Network Against Racism (INAR)

    To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination INAR will launch it’s new ‘Understanding Racism’ publication and resource outlining our definition of racism and position on racism in Ireland. 

    DUBLIN 2: SAFE HAVEN Launch of Hate Crime Report and Response Project

    TIME & LOCATION: 10:30am to 12:30pm, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 D02AF30

    ORGANISER: Dublin City Interfaith Forum


    Through engagement with faith communities, civil society, relevant government and intergovernmental agencies, “Safe Haven” responds to hate motivated incidents using existing online reporting mechanisms and by providing innovative and comprehensive training for community leaders on recognisance acknowledging and responding to racism and religious hatred.

      24th March

      DUBLIN 7: Ireland & CERD – Roundtable event on the Concluding Observations

      TIME & LOCATION: 10am-2pm, IHREC, 16-22 Green St, Rotunda, Dublin 7

      CONTACT: Susan Comiskey, please email scomiskey@ihrec.ie, with the subject line ‘CERD Roundtable‘, by Wednesday 18th March 2020


      The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission would like to invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion on the recent examination of Ireland’s record in eliminating racism and racial discrimination at the UN. 

      INAR will contribute the Civil Society inputs to the roundtable.

        27th March

        DUBLIN 8:Migration, Mental Health and Resilience: Women’s experiences of migration and seeking asylum

        TIME & LOCATION: 10am to 1pm, St Patricks Mental Health Service, James Street, Dublin 8

        CONTACT: You can register here 

        ORGANISER: National Women’s Council of Ireland

        NWCI with St Patrick’s Mental Health Services invites you to attend the fifth meeting of the Women’s Mental Health Network, a free networking event which will look at migration, mental health and resilience: Women’s experiences of migration and seeking asylum.