Staff and students at Carlow College marked Wear Red Day, on Friday, 31st March by wearing red to show their support for diverse and inclusive communities in Ireland.
As part of this initiative, schools and workplaces were encouraged to engage in anti-racism activities. College staff and students alike joined the campaign to send out a strong message that we as communities welcome diversity, celebrate it, and take a stand against racism in all forms.
Carlow College’s Programme Director for Social, Political and Communities Studies, Steph Hanlon, also participate in a webinar hosted by Schools of Sanctuary Ireland aimed at post-primary schools to look at the nature of racism, particularly anti-migrant racism, in our communities. In the webinar, the role of social media in aggravating racism and hatred was discussed, but also the positive possibilities of online platforms to build stronger and more cohesive communities through sharing information and acts of solidarity and empathy.