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GMB Scotland proud to support Show Racism the Red Card’s Wear Red Day 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

GMB Scotland proud to support Show Racism the Red Card’s Wear Red Day 2017

Each October Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC)holds its annual Wear Red Day! This year, third  annual Wear Red Day takes place in Scotland on the 6th October 2017.

Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses & individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people & adults throughout Scotland. For just £5, SRtRC can educate one child for a whole day.

Every penny raised during WRD enables the campaign to work with more young people and adults across the UK to challenge racism in society.

GMB Scotland Secretary Gary Smith said: “Now more than ever the work of SRtRC needs to be promoted and supported because ignorance, inequality and intolerance are increasingly prevalent. 

“We need look no further than the appalling scenes in the Unites States recently where neo-Nazis and supremacist militias stormed the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia. 

“History has shown it would be naïve to think this can’t happen in our country so we cannot be complacent about the challenges facing us as a society – and let’s be clear that these challenges exist in Scotland as they do everywhere else. 

“The awareness and education that SRtRC delivers in our schools and communities is absolutely crucial in tackling discrimination at the grassroots level.

“GMB Scotland couldn’t be more proud to support the ‘wear red’ initiative this October and the work of SRtRC all year round.”


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