ABOUT #TogetherAgainstRacism social media action
Why the 21st of March?
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.
21 st March marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the most 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. Since this date has been declared, in remembrance of the harmful impact of racism on individuals and communities, people across the globe on that day show their opposition to racism and solidarity with those affected by it.
Join #TogetherAgainstRacism national social media action!
Since 2108, each year on the 21st of March INAR invites its Network Members, Friends, Supporters and Members of the Public to join a one-day #TogetherAgainstRacism Social Media Action to mark the International Day Against Racism, show opposition to racism, xenophobia, far-right ideologies and stand in solidarity with those affected by them. The aim of the action is to get together, show that racism has no place in Ireland and share a positive message of inclusion, diversity, equality and togetherness.
#TogetherAgainstRacism Social Media Action is part of our annual March: The Month Against Racism celebrations.
We ask people to:
We retweet and repost all photos with the hashtag, include them in a dedicated Facebook album and, at the end of the action, we make a photo collage of all the received images, just like these below.
Everyone is welcome to join!