Buildings lit up in support of anti-racism campaign

Liverpool will be showing its support for Show Racism the Red Card – an educational charity which works with young people to teach them issues around racism and support those affected by it.

Today (Friday 20 October) is ‘Wear Red Day’ which encourages schools and businesses to wear red and donate £1 which will facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people and adults across the country.

As well as city council staff being encouraged to wear red, both Cunard Building and the Town Hall will be lit up in red to mark the important day.

Deputy Mayor, Ann O’Byrne said: “Every person, young and old, should be able to live their lives without the fear of being racially abused.

“Show Racism the Red Card is an excellent opportunity to show our support for the campaign and take a stand against bullying.

“Two iconic buildings will be bathed in red to raise awareness of the issue and highlight the importance of this issue which unfortunately still affects so many.”

For more information, visit www.theredcard.org

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