Iain Gray MSP has joined colleagues at Holyrood in showing support for this year’s Wear Red Day on Friday 5th October.
Anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the Red Card called on all MSPs to show their support for Wear Red Day, a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses and individuals to wear red and donate to the campaign.
Show Racism the Red Card was established in January 1996. It utilises the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.
The majority of the campaign’s output is the delivery of education to young people and adults in their schools, their workplaces and at events held in football stadiums. Across Britain, Show Racism the Red Card delivers training to more than 50,000 individuals per year.
Speaking ahead of Wear Red Day, Iain Gray MSP said:
“The whole country can stand in solidarity and take anti-racism action by wearing red and supporting the Show Racism the Red Card campaign on 5th October. This is a one-day show of solidarity, but the struggle to build a more tolerant society is all-year-round.
“The fight against all forms of prejudice and hate is a fight for all of us. Show Racism the Red Card plays a huge role in raising awareness and educating people about anti-racism. I hope East Lothian residents will join me in supporting this year’s Wear Red Day.”
Find out more about Wear Red Day at www.theredcard.org/wear-red-day/